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QHY5III290
Full HD Back illuminate Ultra low readout noise CMOS Camera
STATUS: In stock

QHY5III290 uses SONY STARVIS Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor. The Starvis is means you can see very dim stars at realtime video. QHY5III290 can capture mag 9 stars when connected with a 50mmF1.4 C-mount lens. To compare with the IMX236 sensor , it has twice sensitivity for visible light and three or more times in near infrad wavelength. 

QHY5III290 has ultra low readout noise also. The back lluminate and low readout noise make this camera an idea video astronomy camera.  The 2.9um small pixel size is also idea for planetary imaging.

QHY5III290 has USB3.0 super speed interface and 135FPS at full HD output . The camera has 10/12bit ADC and it outputs the 8bit image or 12bit image.

QHY5III290 has both mono(QHY5III290M) and color(QHY5III290C) version.




Copyright 2002-2016 QHYCCD
QHY5III290 Specification
CMOS Sensor
Sony IMX290 Exmor R back illuminated CMOS sensor (Color/Mono)
Imager Size
Typical 1/2.8inch
Effective Pixels
1920*1080  2mega pixels full HD
Effective Area
5.6mm*3.1mm   (16:9)
Pixel Size
2.9um*2.9um
Readout Type
Progressive Scan
FullWell
>15.7ke
Peak QE
TBD


Shutter
Rolling Electric Shutter
Max Frame Rate (8bit)
135FPS@1920*1080   220FPS@960*540     460FPS@480*270
ADC Sample Depth
10/12bit,  Output  8bit/12bit 
Exposure Time
5us-600sec
Pixel Binning
1x1 2x2
MicroLens
Yes,onchip micro lens array
Readout Noise
3.2e - 0.75e
Guide Port
Yes, 5PIN Lemo aviation socket
Back Focal
Approx. 11mm
Camera Size
1.25inch Eyepiece Size (D=31.6mm)
Optic Window
AR+IR cut 680nm (Color)    AR+AR clear glass(Mono)
Support Software
,ASCOM,SharpCAP,FireCapture,Native WDM
Items included in standard package
QHY5III290 camera. Confocal ring. 1.5meter USB3.0 cable. 1.5meter 5pin lemo to RJ11 guide cable. (may not include the 50mmF1.4 lens)
Reference Price
USD399(Color) (this is the price with no tax and ship cost included)
USD429(Mono)
Windows Driver and Software Download
Camera Driver
Update Check
N/A
SharpCap
SharpCap Patch
EZCAP_QT
ASCOM Capture
ASCOM Guide
ASCOM Platform
N/A
NativeWDM Driver
BroadCast Driver
PHD2Guiding
N/A
Mac Driver and Software Download
EZCAP_QT
Driver and Software Cloud Drive Download


Document Download
Manual

FAQ
Refer to Manual

Other

Review







Readout Noise of QHY5III290 Camera
Relativity QE Curve of the Monochrom IMX290 sensor
The Hubble class Jupiter image captured by renowned planetary observer Christopher Go with affordable QHYCCD camera.

“Special Thanks to QHYCCD for their help on technical and software settings. Excellent after sales service of the QHYCCD dealer Cyclops Optics  and very knowledgeable!  The QHY5-III-290M camera is so low noise and more sensitive that I could reduce my capture time. I can finish my session in 15 minutes with superior images vs 45 minutes before! ”     — Chris Go.