Current Price: $3799
The ZWO ASI6200MM Pro is a cooled monochrome Astrophotography camera. It is manufactured by ZWO Optical, well-known in the astronomy community for producing affordable, quality equipment. The ASI6200MM Pro offers advanced features and a full-frame sensor, making it a popular choice among astrophotographers.
Sensor: The ASI6200MM Pro features a full-frame 35mm format Sony IMX455 back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a resolution of 62 megapixels (9576 x 6388 pixels), with 3.76-micrometer square pixels.
Cooling System: The camera includes a highly efficient built-in two-stage TEC cooling system. This cooling system can lower the sensor temperature to around -35°C below ambient temperature to reduce the noise generated by the electronics during long exposures. One caveat is that the camera needs a 12v 3amp power supply to achieve this cooling. This can only be done with a separate, not included, power adapter on another ZWO accessory (any version of the ASIAir) that can supply power.
High Quantum Efficiency: The 91% quantum efficiency means that almost all of the light that strikes the sensor will be converted into measurable electrons.
Large Sensor Size: The full-frame 35mm format sensor offers a large imaging area. This is perfect for capturing large objects without needing to use assembled mosaics. The diameter of the sensor is 43.2mm.
USB 3.0 Interface: Ensuring fast and efficient image download.
Filter Compatibility: The camera is compatible with many modern filter holder/changers.
Video capability: This camera can shoot 8K video.
Low dark current: 300s exposure will only cause 1.2e of dark current noise!
Short back focus: Short back focus of only 17.5 mm, leaving ample room for accessories in the image train.
Low noise and dark current
Full frame sensor
Large full-well electron capacity
Cooling to -35C below ambient
AC adapter sold separately
Overall, the ZWO ASI6200MM Pro Cooled Monochrome Camera offers astrophotographers a powerful imaging tool with its high resolution, large sensor size, efficient cooling system, and advanced features. It is designed to deliver excellent image quality and is well-suited for capturing deep-sky objects, galaxies, nebulae, and other astronomical phenomena. Remember this camera is monochrome. That means that color filters will be required to produce color images, and a separate power supply is required
Verdict: 4.5/5 Stars. The camera is great, but I am deducting some for the lack of included power supply.
ZWO ASI6200MM Pro Camera specs
|Key ZWO ASI6200MM Pro Specs
|Analog to Digital Converter
|35C below ambient
|Full frame resolution frame rate
|9576 x 6388
|Full Frame diameter 43.2mm