QHY5III200M Mono camera

399,00 (price without TAX 329,75)

New generation of QHY5III V2 series cameras.

Mars – By Tiziano Olivetti, with QHY5III200M

Estimated shipping time 2 days

QHY5III200M is a new generation of QHY5III V2 series planetary guide camera, using domestic CMOS, with excellent quality, and near-infrared high sensitivity similar to QHY5III462C.

QHY5III200 is also the first mono CMOS planetary camera with near-infrared enhancement characteristics QHY developed. In addition, the 4um large picture elements make it easier to use for guiding.

The camera includes a IR850nm filters.



Saturn captured by Christopher Go with QHY5III200M

Methane band image comparison between QHY5III200M and QHY5III462C.

Jupiter captured by Christopher Go with QHY5III200M(top) and QHY5III462C (bottom)
Extended Near Infrared Sensitivity
QHY5III200M Absolute QE Curve

QHY5IIISeries V2 Introduction512MB DDR3


The QHY5III (Ver. 2) series planetary and guiding cameras are all equipped with a 512 MB DDR3 image buffer which can effectively reduce the pressure on computer transmission. A great help for planetary photography, which often requires writing a large amount of data in a short period of time. Some deep-sky astrophotography cameras on the market today only have 256 MB, for example.

In comparison, the 512 MB DDR3 memory of the new 5III (Ver. 2) series cameras represents a significant upgrade.



New Front-end Design with Better Compatibility

QHY5III (Ver. 2) series cameras have adopted a new front-end design with better compatibility. Here we only take QHY5III200M as example, however, ALL V2 cams in the future share these features.

The BFL of  V2 cam is only 8mm, which means you can easily fit a V2 cam with your OAG. The basic top adapter includes 1.25 inch threads and you can still use your 1.25 inch filter.

The top adapter glass of V2 can be easily switched. One of the advantage of changeable top glasses is you can use one filter even you’re using Lens!

You can add a 1.25inch-cs adapter to connect CS lens, or add a second CS-C lens for C-mount lens. The two adapters are all standard accessories of V2 cams.

By the way, there’s a 1.25 inch filter wheel adapter to connect your mono planetary cam with QHYCFW3-S filter wheel.



USB 3.2 Gen1 Type C Interface

The new QHY5III (Ver.2) series cameras all use the USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C interface. Compared to the USB3.0 Type-B interface used in the previous generation, the Type-C interface has a longer life and is more flexible.

Tips: It is recommended to use the official standard Type-C data cable of QHYCCD. As the market is flooded with numerous poor-quality Type-C cables, casual use may lead to the camera malfunctioning. If you use your own spare cable, please confirm it is a high-quality cable.


Universal Guiding Interface

The custom interfaces of the previous generation of planetary cameras and guiders has been replaced in the QHY5III (Ver.2) cameras with a more universal ST-4 compatible guiding interface. Now, even if the guiding cable is lost or damaged, you will be able to easily get a replacement on the market at a low cost.

Indicator LED

The new QHY5III (Ver.2) series of cameras is equipped with a status indicator at the back of the camera. If the camera experiences an abnormal status, the multi-colored indicator light will help to determine the situation, with different colors signifying different conditions. During normal operation, this indicator light is off, so there is no worry about light contaminating the image.


Model QHY5III200M
CMOS Sensor SC2210
Pixel Size 4um*4um
Effective Pixel Area 1920*1080
Effective Pixels 2 Mega Pixel
Fullwell 8000e
Readout Noise 0.75e – 3e
AD Sample Depth 12bit (output as 16bit and 8bit)
Built-in Image Buffer 512MB DDR3 Memory
ROI Frame Rate Full Resolution  96.5FPS  @8BIT         60FPS @16BIT

960Lines             187FPS      @8BIT          116FPS @16BIT

480Lines             209FPS    @8BIT          130FPS @16BIT

Exposure Time Range 15us-900sec
Shutter Type Electric Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C
Guide Port st4
Telescope Interface 1.25-inch, compatible with CS-port and C-port lenses by replacing the front-end connector

(An IR AR glass and an IR850nm filter are included in the standard version.)

Back Focal Length 17 mm(with adapter); 8±0.5 mm (without adapter)
Weight 90g



Mechanical Dimensions


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