QHY 12 One Shot Color Camera with 14.2 MP Sony ICX613 Sensor - QHY12

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QHY 12 One Shot Color Camera with 14.2 MP Sony ICX613 Sensor - QHY12
Item # QH-QHY12
  • The QXY12 is a very small, lightweight one-shot color CCD camera that sports a Sony Super HAD 1CX613 sensor.
  • With a pixel array of 4640 x 3160 and a pixel size of 5.12um, the QHY-12 would make a great high resolution deep-sky imager.
  • The QXY 12 is so small and light (weighing only 14.1 ounces), it would pair up nicely with a Hyperstar system.
  • Dark noise is low with this Super HAD camera, which is further reduced by a two stage cooling system and active built-in fan.


The QHY12 is a 14.2MP cooled color CCD Camera. It is compact and lightweight, and comes with a Sony ICX613 APS-C sized sensor. With Super HAD technology, a two stage cooling system and an active cooling fan the dark noise of the QHY12 is extremely low. The 5.12um x 5.12um pixel size is idea for very high resolution deep sky imaging, and would be a great choice for imaging with the HyperStar on board your telescope due to its super portable size and light weight (14.1 ounces).

QHY12 Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: Sony Super HAD ICX613
  • Total Pixel Array: 4640 x 3160
  • Active Pixel Array: 4610 x 3080
  • Effective Area: 24mm x 16.4mm
  • Pixel Size: 5.12um x 5.12um
  • Color Method: RGB Bayer Film on CCD
  • Readout Noise: 8-10 e-
  • System Gain: 0.5e-/ADU
  • Full Well Capacity: 32ke-
  • Peak QE: 55% @ green, 46% @ red & blue
  • Dynamic Range: 71dB
  • Binning Modes: 1x1,2x2,4x4
  • Download Speed: 25 seconds/6 seconds for full image
  • Preview Speed: 2 seconds for 4x4 binning image
  • Microlensing: Yes
  • ABG: -100dB
  • 16bit ADC with CDS and Preamp
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Cooling: Two Stage TEC, Low power consumption
  • Fan: Built-in, Active
  • Max Delta: T=43-45 degree below ambient
  • Guide Port: Built-in RJ11 6-pin ST4 type guide port
  • Fully Sealed: Yes
  • Center and Tilt Adjustable construction
  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • Power Supply: DC201 DC Adapter with regulated TEC controller
  • Length: 129 mm or 5.07”
  • Diameter: 63 mm or 2.48”
  • Weight: 400g or 14.1 ounces


Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer QHY
Color or B&W? Color
Series QHY Color Cooled Cameras
Pixel Size 5-7 Microns
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Sony
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Front or Back Illumination Front Illuminated
Sensor Model ICX613
CCD Class Standard
Anti-Blooming Sensor? yes
Micro-lensing Sensor? yes
Quantum Efficiency 55% @ green, 46% @ red & blue
Blue Enhanced Sensor? no
Full Well Capacity 32ke-
Pixel Size in Micrometers 5.12um x 5.12um
Pixel Array 4640 x 3160
Integrated Guider? No
Binning Modes 1x1, 2x2, 4x4
Shutter Type Digital
Filter Wheel No
Interface USB 2.0
Camera Cooling Type Fan - Built In, Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC)
Camera Body Dimensions 5.07" L x 2.48" D
Camera Weight 14.1 ounces

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Very nice camera !
I've had this camera for a couple of years now, and it is really a very nice piece of technology. Noise is minimum and cooling is very effective.
The only downside i find is download times, it takes 26 seconds for a full frame, but for focusing and target framing you can use 4x4 bin, which is fairly quick.
I really recommend it, if you are looking for the BEST OSC around, and of course if you can deal with its chip size, which is hard to flat with an Hyperstar. speak from experience :).
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Javier Villarreal / (Posted on 4/13/2015)
Included Items

Included Items

  • QHY One Shot Color Camera with Sony ICX613 Sensor
  • Power Cable
  • DC201 Power Adapter
  • 120V AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Desiccant Tube
  • Cable Clamp
  • Tilt and Rotate Adapter
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Can I power this camera in the field with my 12vdc battery?
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