ASI1600MC (color)


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SKU: ASI1600MC Category:

Product Description



This is the first dedicated DSO imaging camera but capable of Planetary imaging

here is a 300S dark frame tested at -25 degree

You can read the  reviews here

1600 Gain RN DR FW vs gain

Relative QE


Mechanical Drawing

drawing 1600


This new design with removable M42 extender

shorter the back focus distance (optical path) to only 6.5mm

new design

so manual MTF lens can be supported with our M43 adapter

new design 2

EOS lens can be supported with our EOS adapter

T2 to EOS 1

What’s in the box?


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Camera technical details

Sensor: 4/3″ CMOS
Diagonal: 21.9mm
Resolution: 16Mega Pixels 4656×3520
Pixel Size: 3.8µm
Max FPS at full resolution :23FPS
Shutter: Rolling shutter
Exposure Range: 32µs-2000s
Read Noise: 1.2e @30db gain
QE peak: TBD
Full well: 20ke
Interface: USB3.0/USB2.0
Adaptor: 2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Protect window:AR window
Dimensions: φ62mm X 41mm
Weight: 140g
Back Focus Distance: 6.5mm
Working Temperature: -5°C—45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C—60°C
Working Relative Humidity: 20%—80%
Storage Relative Humidity: 20%—95%

Supported resolution

12Bit ADC
4656×3520 14.7fps
3840×2160 23.1fps
1920×1680 32.9fps
1280×960 47.1fps
640×480 80.4fps
320×240 124.4fps

10Bit ADC
4656×3520 23fps
3840×2160 36.2fps
1920×1680 57.7fps
1280×960 73.6fps
640×480 125.7fps
320×240 192.4fps

more resolutions are user defined

Before first usage of this product read manuals and install correct drivers and software.


  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 299USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 299USD) : $20.00
  • Free Shipping(amount < 299USD) (Air Mail, 3-4 weeks) (Free)


  1. Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, TNT, EMS etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package in one week. We provide free fast shipping for order ≧ $299 or charge extra $20 for order < $299.
  2. Free Shipping: we will ship via DGM or China Post Registered Air Mail. It usually costs 2-3 weeks to reach US or Europe and costs 3-4 weeks to reach far places.
  3. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  4. Customers from Russia need to provide the name of your company.

Tracking site:


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  • The price list on our website is USD without tax.
  • Please note that buyers areliable to pay tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT , customs handling fee, etc. The additional fees may be collected at time of delivery by courier.
  • For best local service we advise customers buy our cameras form local dealers.

Warranty and Return Policy

  • We provide 2-year warranty for our products, we will offer the repair service for free or replace for free if the camera doesn’t work within warranty period. After the warranty period, we will continue to provide repair support and service on a charged basis.
  • This warranty does not apply to damage that occurred as a result of abuse or misuse, or caused by a fall or any other transportation failures after purchase.
  • Customer must pay for shipping when shipping the camera back for repair or replacement
  • If you get a faulty camera, please contact us as soon as possible though email: Please describe the problem in detail and we will do our best to help you solve the problem. Most instances perceived problems are simply bad driver install or software configuration.
  • For customers who bought the camera from our dealer, dealer is responsible for the customer service for you.

Do you have uestion, answer or comment? Post here!

  1. :

    Does the new 1600 color use passive cooling via a heat sink and fan. I know the the 1600 cooled has peliter cooling.
    Thank you

    • Sam Wen


      you can add yourself

  2. :

    Will you be adding a “What’s in the box” line in the description, like the other ASI product?

    • :

      Hi Robert
      Sound great! We will.
      Just to ‘spoiler’,
      –ZWO ASI1600MC Camera Body
      –2″ nosepiece
      –2″ Cover
      –2 m long USB 3.0 cable
      –2 m long ST4 guider cable
      –Driver & Extra Software CD (Mac, PC & Linux Compatible)

  3. :

    Will this camera work on a USB 2 system as I am interested in purchasing it

    • Sam Wen


      of course, just slower speed

  4. :

    what else will i need to connect to a skywatcher ed80 please and when are they available thanks

    • Sam Wen


      I think you may need to consider an IR-Cut filter
      it include everything else you need

  5. :

    as above

  6. :

    Expected sales of protective window IR-Cut for asi1600mc? Using the 1.25″ IRcut filter provides vignetting problem.

    • Sam Wen


      there is one M42-1.25″filter come with ASI1600
      so you can use a 1.25″ IRCUT filter screw very close to the camera sensor and support focal ratio larger than F5 system without vignetting problem

      but you are correct that you need to replace the protect window if you need to support F2 focal ratio without vignetting

  7. :

    First I would like to congrat you for the quality of your cams (I am the happy owner of a 224 cam) ! Do you plan to commercialize a cam with the Sony a7s sensor ?

    • Sam Wen


      thanks, there is such cam if we can get the sensor 😉

  8. :

    Just wondering that this is missing in the spec: Is the ASI 1600 supporting hardware binning?

    • Sam Wen


      yes, it support hardware bin2 and bin3
      but hardware binning still done in digital domain

  9. :

    I would like to use this camera for Sharpcap live view imaging but my computer is 15m from the telescope. Will this camera support 15m USB3.0?. If yes do I get a single cable or multiple short lengths connected together?

    • Sam Wen


      usually USB3.0 only support up to 5meters, you can use USB2.0 cable for longer distance

  10. :

    Does the ASI 1600MC (4/3 color) camera support softwre that uses a TWAIN interface?

    • Sam Wen


      yes, you can download TWAIN driver from our website

  11. :

    Is the 1600 as good as the 224 at Planetary imaging?

    • Sam Wen


      1600 is better than 120 for planetary imaging but not 224

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