Big Big news! ZWO offically release two brand new full frame cameras today! They are ASI094MC Pro and ASI128MC Pro. These two cameras integrate full-frame sensor and have different features. As the flagship products of ASI series, 094 and 128 have super nice performance and reasonable price. The most important is, they are limited editions!
ASI094MC Pro camera exploits Sony’s IMX094 full-frame sensor (36 mm x 24 mm). It is ZWO first full-frame cooled color camera. This camera has 7376 x 4928 pixels, it supports BIN2, BIN3, BIN4 mode. The pixel size is 4.88 μm x 4.88 μm. This camera provides 14bit ADC and its full well is 52000e.
ASI094 Pro offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, high dynamic range, QE peak 56% and much more.
IMX094 vs. KAI-11002
ASI128MC Pro camera integrates Sony IMX128 full-frame sensor (36 mm x 24 mm). It is ZWO full-frame cooled camera. This camera has 6032 x 4032 pixels, also supports BIN2, BIN3, BIN4 mode. The pixel size is 5.97 μm x 5.97 μm. This camera provides 14bit ADC and its full well is 76000e.
ASI128 Pro offers very good performance for astrophotography. Low read noise, high dynamic range, QE peak 53%, AR protective window and much more.
IMX128 vs. KAI-11002
Features of ASI “Pro” series cameras
DDR Memory Buffer
New with the introduction of the ASI094 Pro camera and ASI128 Pro is an onboard 256MB DDR3 memory buffer. It ensures more stable data transfer and eliminates any amp-glow encountered with slower USB2.0 port during image read out.
DDR memory buffer is the main difference between ASI “Cooled” series and “Pro” series cameras.
Unique Tilt Adapter
ASI094 Pro and ASI128 Pro includes unique tilt adapter. Say goodbye to tilt problems forever !
USB 3.0 Port & USB2.0 HUB
USB 3.0 Port: can provide 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI094 Pro run at 5 fps(14bit, normal mode) and ASI128 Pro run at 7 fps (14bit, normal mode) at full resolution.
ASI094 Pro and ASI128 Pro have one full frame sensor, so the power consumption (650mA@5V) is much higher than other cameras. But USB3.0 can provide 1000mA current, so camera can run standalone under USB3.0 host, it doesn’t need external power supply.
You need to connect the external 12v power supply if you connect the camera to USB 2.0 host which can only provide 500ma current.
we recommends 12V at 3A or more DC adapter for cooler power supply(2.1*5.5, center positive)
Battery from 9-15V is also suitable for cooler power supply
USB 2.0 HUB: can connect with various accessories, such as filter wheel, guide camera and electronic focuser, so you can manage your cable better with USB2.0 hub. There are 2 short 0.5m USB2.0 cable come with ASI094 Pro and ASI128 Pro. the power of hub source from external power supply if you connect it.
Cooling and Anti-Dew Heater
ASI094 Pro and ASI128 Pro have 2 stage TEC cooling system to enable very deep cooling (-35℃ below ambient). you need external power supply to power on the cooler. AC-DC power adapter is not included in this package, you can order from here.
The anti-dew heater can heat the protect window to avoid any dew problem happens, the heat power is around 6W and can be turn off in software to save power.
What is in the box?
ASI094 Pro and ASI128 Pro box includes all necessary cables, drivers, adapters, and manuals.