ZWO ASI224MC Colour USB Camera

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The ASI 224 MC Colour USB Camera is ideal for Planetary photography and viewing.

It is not recommended for primarily deep space photography, AOC suggest a fan cooled model for all deep space object long exposure photography.


Key features:

  • Colour or Monochromatic: Colour
  • Fan Cooled: No
  • Sensor Model: Sony IMX224, CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 1/3 Inch (6.09mm diagonal)
  • Resolution: 1304 x 976
  • Megapixel: 1.2
  • Pixel Size: 3.75 micrometers (µm)
  • Max Analogue to Digital Converter Resolution: 12 bit


$349.00 inc GST

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The ASI224MC camera has a 1/3″ and 1.2M pixels sensor, model: IMX224 with SONY Exmor and Near Infared (NIR) Technology.

The ASI 224MC has an extremely low read noise (1.5 e) and high sensitivity, especially in IR range of the spectrum.

The 224MC model camera is very suitable for astronomy planetary imaging and some basic Deep Space Object (DSO) imaging.





Sensor: 1/3” CMOS IMX224/IMX225
Resolution: 1304 x 976
Mega Pixels: 1.2
Pixel Size: Pixel Size: 3.75µm
Sensor Size:  4.8mm x 3.6mm
Diagonal: 6.09mm
Cooling Fan: No
Exposure Range: 32µs-1000s
ROI: Supported
Non-volatile memory/On camera storage:  Build-in total 192K byte user-accessible space(image size up to 480X320)
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Binning: 2×2 binning supported
Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.5mm
Shutter Type: Rolling Shutter
Protect window: AR coated window
Operating System Compatibility: Mac, Windows, Linux
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Bit rate: 12bit output(12bit ADC)
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimensions: 62 mm Diameter
Weight: 100g
Working Temperature:  -5°C — 45°C
Storage Temperature:  -20°C — 60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20% — 80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20% — 95%
Max FPS at full resolution:  12 Bit ADC 1304×976  64fps
1280×960  65fps
800×600  102.9fps
640×480 127.6fps
320×240  256.4fps
Max FPS at full resolution:  10 Bit ADC 1304×976 150fps
1280×960 152.4fps
800×600 241.2fps
640×480 299.4fps
320×240 577.9fps