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Comparison and Summary of Our Cameras

Comparison and Summary of Our Cameras

Comparison and Summary of Our Cameras

When you are choosing an astronomical camera, you may need to focus on the following main parameters:

Pixel Size: Pixel size refers to the physical size of each pixel on the camera's image sensor. Larger pixels can capture more photons, helping to improve image quality and signal-to-noise ratio.

Pixel Count: Pixel count represents the total number of pixels on the camera's image sensor. Higher pixel count provides higher resolution and better detail-capturing ability.

Dynamic Range: Dynamic range refers to the range of brightness that the camera can capture. A larger dynamic range allows for the retention of more bright details in the same image, avoiding overexposure or underexposure.

Quantum Efficiency: Quantum efficiency is the sensitivity of the camera to photons, i.e., the efficiency of converting photons into electrical signals. Higher quantum efficiency means that the camera can better capture details under low light conditions.

Noise Reduction: Noise reduction refers to the built-in noise reduction techniques and algorithms in the camera, which help reduce noise in the image and improve image quality.

Exposure Time Range: Exposure time range indicates the shortest and longest exposure time that the camera can be set to. A wide exposure time range allows the camera to adapt to different observational conditions, including low-light and high-light environments.

Cooling System: The cooling system lowers the temperature of the camera sensor, reducing thermal noise and improving image quality. Common cooling systems include fan cooling and thermoelectric cooling (TEC).

With the continuous upgrading and updating of our cameras, now we have developed different cameras in both planetary and deepspace astrophotography, including color cameras and mono cameras. We also summarize all main parameter information about them, which can be used as a reference.

Model Image Sensor Sensor Model  Image Resolution  Pixel Size  Sensor size Diagonal USB Type  Exposure Time  ADC
SV105C 1/2.8” CMOS  SONY  IMX307 2.07 Mega pixels (1920*1080) 2.9μm X 2.9μm 5.5mm*3.1mm 5.7mm USB2.0  15ms-1000ms 10bit/12bit
SV205C 1/2.8” COMS  SONY IMX415 7.05 Mega Pixels (3264*2160) 1.45μm X 1.45μm 4.7mm*3.1mm 5.7mm USB 3.0 15ms-1000ms 10 bit
SV305  1/2.8" CMOS SONY IMX290 2 Mega Pixels 1920X1080 2.9X2.9μm 5.5mm*3.1mm 5.7mm USB 2.0 1ms~30min 12 bit
SV305 Pro 1/2.8" CMOS SONY IMX290 2MPixels 1920*1080 2.9µmx2.9µm 5.5mm*3.1mm 5.7mm USB3.0 1ms~30min 10 bit/12 bit
SV305M Pro 1/2.8” COMS Mono SONY IMX290 2M Pixels (1944*1096) 2.9μm X 2.9μm 5.5mm*3.1mm 6.5mm USB 3.0 0.03ms-2000s 12bit
SV505C 1 / 1.8" CMOS  SONY IMX464  4.2 million pixels​(2712×1538 ​) 2.9μm* 2.9μm​ 7.9mm×4.5mm​ 9mm ​ USB3.0 ​ 64us-2000s ​ 12bit ​
SV705C  1/1.2” CMOS  SONY IMX585 8.3 Mega Pixels(3856×2180) 2.9μm X 2.9μm 11.2mm×6.3mm 12.85mm USB3.0 32μs-2000s 12 bit
SV905C  1/3” CMOS SONY IMX225​ 1.2M pixel(1280×960) 3.75µmx3.75µm 4.8mm×3.6mm 6mm TypeC USB2.0 64us~2000s 12 bit
SV405CC 4/3" CMOS​ SONY IMX294 11.7 megapixel​s 4144*2822 4.63*4.63μm​ 19.2mm*​13mm 23.2mm USB3.0 0.05ms-2000s 14 bit
SV605CC 1" CMOS Color IMX533  9.0 Megapixel 3008*3008 3.76μm x 3.76μm 11.3mm*11.3mm 15.968mm USB3.0 0.05ms-2000s 14bit
SV605MC 1" CMOS Monochrome ​IMX533 9.0 Megapixel 3008*3008 3.76μm(H) x 3.76μm(V) 11.3mm*11.3mm 15.968mm USB3.0 32ms-2000s 14bit

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