ZWO ASI678MC Color CMOS Astronomy Imaging Camera

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The ZWO ASI678MC is geared toward planetary photography, but is capable of so much more.
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Product Description

The ZWO ASI678MC is a fantastic entry level ZWO camera you want for planetary imaging.  Now you can do planetary and deep space imaging with it as well, so don't be fooled by the main objective when ZWO designed the camera.  The ASI678MC CMOS Color Imaging Camera is based on the Sony IMX678 with SONY STARVIS and Exmor R Technology.

The 8.29 megapixel CMOS sensor is capable of recording 47.5 fps. 

Back-illuminated  CMOS Image Sensor with 12bit ADC 

ASI178MC has a 1/1.8″ and 8.2M pixels sensor IMX678 with SONY STARVIS and Exmor R Technology.
Extremely low read noise(2.7-0.6e) , high sensitivity and 12bit ADC make it very suitable for astronomy and microscopy photography.

The ZWO ASI678MM conectivity.

USB 3.0 Port: Provides 5Gb bandwidth to make it possible for ASI678MC to run at 47.5 fps.
ST4 Port: Can be used to connect to the auto-guiding port of your mount and become a great guider.

ZWO has all their information available for download on their website in a perfectly laid out section. Check it out here for software and drivers and here for manuals and guides.

One of the coolest gadgets, and a neccessity according to a majority of ZWO users, is the ASIair Plus.  It is an all-in-one wireless camera solution.  The ASIair Plus gives you control of focus, image taking, plate solving, and computerized mount control with the included SkySafari bridge all controlled by your smartdevice or tablet.  It really is pretty awesome.

Camera technical details

Sensor: 1 / 1.8″ CMOS Sony-IMX678AAQR1-C
Bayer Pattern:R Gr Gb B
QE peak:83%
Back focus length: 12.5mm
Max fps: 47.5fps
Full well: 11.27Ke
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Resolution: 8.29Mega Pixel,3840*2160
Pixel Size: 2µm
Exposure Range: 32μs~2000s
Interface: USB 3.0 /USB 2.0 Type-B
Protect window: φ21-1.1 AR
ADC: 12bit
Dimension: 7.68mm*4.32mm
Weight: 126g
Working Temperature: -5℃~50℃
Storage Temperature: -10℃~60℃
Working Relative Humidity: 0-80%
Supported OS: WIN7/8/10 32&64、Linux、Mac

Tech Details

Normal Num Pixel High 2160
Normal Num Pixel Wide 3840
Pixel Array 8.29 megapixels
Pixel Size 2 microns
Weight 4.5 ounces
Warranty 2 years


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