ZWO ASI224MC Color CMOS Telescope Camera

  • Supports planetary as well as some deep-sky imaging.
  • Resolution: 1304 x 976 at up to 64 fps (at 12-bit ADC) or 150 fps (at 10-bit ADC).
  • Maximum exposure time of 1000 seconds!
  • Autoguider port.
  • Extremely low read noise (1.5 e at 60 Gain).
  • High Sensitivity, especially in the IR range.
  • Full aluminum housing with a standard 2-inch interface.
  • M42x0.75 internal thread.
  • Includes 1.25-inch T-adapter.
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ZWO ASI224MC Color CMOS Telescope Camera

The ZWO ASI224MC Color Astronomy Camera houses a one-third inch 1.2 megapixel Sony IMX224 imaging sensor with Exmor and NIR technology. This relatively small sensor has a very low read noise of 1.5 e at 60 Gain and 3.1 at zero Gain. There is a high sensitivity in NIR and the possibility for high frame rates, making this CMOS camera an excellent choice for planetary imagers.

Although this camera is best suited for planetary imaging, it can also be used for imaging deep-sky objects up to a fixed level as it supports a maximum exposure time of up to 1000 seconds.

Since you won't have to devote time to filters or filter wheel concerns, imaging with the ZWO ASI224MC Color Camera is a simple procedure. This is one of the best color planetary imaging cameras currently available in this price range.

ZWO ASI224MMC Specifications at a Glance

Astrophotography Performance

The ZWO ASI224MC has a high peak Q.E. of 80%, extremely low read noise, and high sensitivity, making it ideal for planetary and small DSO imaging. 

Anti-amp Glow Technology

Worry-free long exposure imaging! Capture images with more details and less stress on dealing with the distortions sometimes seen in long exposure imaging.

USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5 GB bandwidth allowing the ZWO ASI224MC run at 64fps (12-bit, normal mode) or 150 fps (10-bit, high speed mode) at full resolution (1.2 Mega).

ST4 Port: Connect to the autoguide port on your mount for easy guiding!

ZWO ASI224MC CMOS Color Astronomy Camera Full Specifications: 

  • Sensor: one-third inch CMOS IMX224.
  • ROI: Supported.
  • Window: AR coated.
  • Interface: USB 3.0/ USB 2.0.
  • Adapter: 2-inch/ 1.25-inch/ M42X0.75.
  • Diameter: 62 mm.
  • Sensor Size: 4.8 mm x 3.6 mm.


ADC12 bit
Back focus12.5mm
Binning Modes2x2
Camera ConnectionM42 x 0.75
Camera SeriesZWO ASI
Color or MonoColor
Delta T45°C Below Ambient
Dynamic Range12 Stops
Free ShippingYes
Full Rez Frame Rate150fps
Full Well19.2ke
InterfaceUSB 3.0
Max Frame Rate577.9fps
Maximum Exposure Time1000 seconds
Mega Pixels1.3 mp
Minimum Exposure Time0.000032 seconds
Operating System CompatibilityLinux (3rd Party) & Mac & Windows
Peak QE75%
Pixel Array1304 x 976
Pixel Size3.75 microns
Read Noise3.1e
Sensor Diagonal6.1mm
Sensor TypeCMOS
SensorSony IMX224
Shutter TypeRolling Electronic
Weight0.26 lbs




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    United States United States

    Best images of Saturn that

    Best images of Saturn that I have ever gotten.

    Kevin W.
    Canada Canada

    asi224 is a great camera

    I didn't want to spend on a dedicated guide cam, so the 224 was the obvious choice as we all know it to be a great planetary camera. I've used it primarily for guiding and it has worked very well.

    Faiz A.
    United States United States

    ZWO ASI 224 Color CMOS Telescope

    Great product and meet by expectation.

    OSCAR F.
    Colombia Colombia

    Excelente Camara

    Zwo Asi224mc es una excelente camara. La mejor foto de Jupiter hasta la fecha, la capture con esta camara a modo de prueba de la camara. Muy veloz, nitidez, un producto que superó mis expectativas.

    United States United States

    Good planetary camera

    Very good resolution but sometimes the camera disconnects.

    Richard T.
    United States United States

    Very impressed

    This is a great little camera for the money, I have been getting some impressive pictures with it that I didn't expect to get using it. No problem getting it set up and using it. Now I have some great shots of the moon, Jupiter and Saturn to show off to my friends, so glad I bought it and OPT service was top notch.