Hello guys, thanks so much for loving the Color SVBONY SV305 Planetary Camera. More and more people come to SVBONY and buy it, so I received many emails. Some asked don't know how to use it, because they know SV105 camera, and use the SV105 cameraget many great works, but could not use the SV305 well, only get the Green Color. Someone recommended the SV305 camera to his friends and community, give highly praise of this camera. Today I would like to write this blog to show beginners how to use the SV305 camera, hope more people would love this camera, and this camera could bring you more happiness.
1) Where to Buy?
You could buy it directly from our official site, the site only accept Paypal payment. If you prefer the credit card payment method, then you could buy the sv305 planetary camera directly to our amazon shop. It is more convenient, right?
2) How to Use?
Many beginners have the SV105 camera, SV105 is standard UVC device, it doesn’t have a driver, because the Windows system install the driver automatically when you connecting the SV105 to your computer.
a, The SV305 camera is different. SVBONY SV305 camera has its own driver and SDK. So more settings could be adjusted and please the customers. Before you use the SV305 camera, you should download the driver and sharpcap software first. Here is the site:
b, Install the driver and software to your computer.
C, connect the sv305 camera to your computer usb port, and put SV305 camera into the diagonal hole,
D, enter the sharpcap software, choose the Svbony sv305, adjust the telescope focus wheel, to find the clear image on the screen.
Note: the default settings could not show you the clear image, you need adjust the Camera Control and Image Control, until get a colorful image.
Q: I can only see the green screen, I can’t get a clear image. Does the camera is defected?
A: Svbony SV305 planetary camera designed with GRGB color. So when you get a green image, don’t be worried, it doesn’t means the camera is a defected one, just change/adjust the white balance, until you could get a normal image.
Q: I can use the SV105 camera, and get some clear images. However, the 305 doesn’t show any image, just the dark screen. What should I do?
A: The SV305 is totally different with the SV105 camera. The SV305 is designed with the SONY IMX290 sensor, it is more sensitive. And its exposure time is from 0 to 1800s, so when you first time to use it, adjust the exposure time, you could get different images. Longer exposure time, you could get more light come in. it won’t be dark screen if you toward to a bright target.
Q: Can I use the SV305 planetary camera with Mac OS?
A: Nope, the SV305 could not work with Mac OS now.
First step, Svbony produce the Windows SDK and Driver for SV305, so you could only use the SV305 with Windows system. Thanks very much for Robin support the SV305 in sharpcap software.
Second step, Svbony produce the Linux SDK and Driver for SV305 camera. You could also use your SV305 camera with Linux system now, by working with the AstroDMx software for Linux. Thanks very much for Doc. Steve supporting svbony sv305.
This is not over, the Q&A will be updated in the near future. Any questions, welcome your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Thanks for your reading.