ZWO ASI462MC Colour USB Camera

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The ASI 462 MC Colour USB Camera will offer great performance for planetary, solar and lunar imaging.

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 IMX462, CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 1/1.2 Inch (6.46 mm diagonal)
  • Resolution: 1936 x 1096
  • Megapixel: 2.1
  • Pixel Size: 2.9 micrometers (µm)
  • Max Analogue to Digital Converter Resolution: 12 bit


$449.00 inc GST

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The ASI462MC camera will offer great performance for planetary, solar and lunar imaging. With the ability to capture light in the near-infrared portion of the spectrum, and the super high sensitivity combined with ultra-low readout noise, this camera is considered as the highly improved version of ASI290MC.

The 462MC has a built-in HCG mode which can effectively reduce the readout noise at high gain and keep the same wide dynamic range as you would expect at low gain. This results in the read noise being as low as 0.47e- while the dynamic range still can reach close to 12 stops




Sensor: SONY IMX462 CMOS
Resolution: 1936 x 1096
Mega Pixels: 2.1 Mega Pixel
Pixel Size: 2.9µm
Sensor Size: 1/2.8”, 5.6mm x 3.2mm
Diagonal: 6.46mm
Cooling Fan: n/a
Exposure Range: 32µs – 2000s
Readout noise: 0.47 – 2.65e
ROI: Supported
Non-volatile memory/On camera storage: n/a
QE peak TBD
Focus Distance to Sensor: 12.5
Shutter Type: Rolling shutter
Protect window: AR
Operating System Compatibility: Windows, Linux & Mac OSX
Interface: USB3.0 / USB2.0
ADC: 12 Bit
Full well: 11.2ke
Adapters: 2”, 1.25”,  M42*0.75
Dimensions:  φ62mm x 35.5mm
Weight: 0.11kg
Working Temperature:  -5°C – 50°C
Storage Temperature:  -10℃ – 60℃
Working Relative Humidity: 0 – 80%
Storage Relative Humidity: n/a
Max FPS at full resolution:  12 Bit ADC 1936*1096 63.9 fps
1920*1080 64.8 fps
1280*720 96.5 fps
640*480 143.1 fps
400*400 170.6 fps
320*240 276.8 fps
Max FPS at full resolution:  10 Bit ADC 1936*1096 136.1 fps
1920*1080 138.1 fps
1280*720 205.6 fps
640*480 305 fps
400*400 363.5 fps
320*240 589.6 fps