QHY IMX224 Sony 1/3" Ultra Low Noise CMOS Sensor - Color

QHY IMX224 Sony 1/3" Ultra Low Noise CMOS Sensor - Color
Item # QH-QHYIII224C
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  • The QHY IMX224 Sony 1/3" Ultra Low Noise CMOS Sensor - Color is a stellar piece of imaging technology, capable of HD Resolution images with incredible FPS and less than 1e of Read Noise!
  • The QHY IMX224 Sony 1/3" Ultra Low Noise CMOS Sensor - Color uses Sony's ultra low read noise CMOS IMX224 sensor to produce beautifully clear full color images of the night sky- or anything else you want to point it at!


QHY IMX224 Sony 1/3" Ultra Low Noise CMOS Sensor - Color

This stellar new QHY5III camera utilizes Sony's ultra low read noise CMOS sensor IMX224, which boasts not only incredibly high sensitivity, but remarkably low readout noise. It's a small size sensor that nevertheless produces top notch images because of it's incredibly low read noise; it's capable of reaching less than a full 1e read noise with high gain. What this means is that it captures large amounts of the light reaching the sensor with almost no background noise interference, producing crisp and clear images reliably.

Like the rest of it's series, the IMX224 makes use of 3.0 USB interface at blazingly fast speeds, and produces HD quality images in terms of resolution. It also has a remarkably high framerate; operating at 150 FPS at it's full size output of 1280*960. That's 150 FPS on a HD image, with almost no read noise to speak off due to levels of read noise below 1e! With resolution, speed, and noise like this, the IMX224 isn't just for lunar or planetary imaging, but can also be used for basic deep sky imaging!

And of course, like the rest of it's series, it has compact 1.25inch eyepiece design and is CS adapter compatible. It has a built-in 5pin solid and reliable LEMO guide socket. All in all, this is a stellar quality CMOS camera for a wide variety of uses that is simple to use and highly efficient.

QHY Product Number: QHYIII224C
Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer QHY
Color or B&W? Color
Sensor Type CMOS
Series QHY Planetary CMOS Cameras
Pixel Size < 5 Microns
Chip Diagonal Less than 6mm
Sensor Manufacturer Sony
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Sensor Model IMX224
Micro-lensing Sensor? yes
Full Well Capacity 19ke-
Pixel Size in Micrometers 3.75um*3.75um
Pixel Array 1280*960 2.35 mega pixels
Sensor Diagonal 4.8mm*3.6mm
Minimum Exposure Time 7us
Maximum Exposure Time 429sec
Integrated Guider? No, but includes Integrated Guide Port
Binning Modes 1x1, 2x2
Focus Distance To Sensor Approx. 11mm
Shutter Type Rolling Electronic
Interface USB 3.0
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Is the QHY 5IIIIMX224 currently supplied with an IR cut window? I had read that QHYCCD planned to offer it with an AR window...at least as an option.
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