ZWO ASI 462MC USB 3.0 Colour Camera
ZWO ASI 462MC USB 3.0 Colour CameraZWO ASI 462MC USB 3.0 Colour CameraZWO ASI 462MC USB 3.0 Colour Camera

ZWO ASI 462MC USB 3.0 Colour Camera

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About this product

Model:  zwo_asi462mc
Part Number:  ASI462MC

Features the new Sony IMX462 1/2.8” format 12bit ADC sensor with 2.9um pixels.

With the ability in capture infrared light, super high sensitivity and ultra low readout noise, this camera is considered as the upgraded version of ASI290MC, and will offer great performance for planetary imaging, solar and lunar imaging.

Supports Full HD 1080p

Anti-reflective (AR) optical window.

Comes with a 2.1mm accessory 'all sky' lens which can provide a nearly 150° view of the sky! 

All ZWO cameras include a 2-year warranty. 

Camera Field of View Simulator

IMX462 Sensor

The format of the IMX462 sensor is 1/2.8”. The sensor length and width are 5.6mm*3.2mm and the diagonal is 6.46mm. The resolution is 1936*1096.

HCG mode

The cameras has a built-in HCG mode which can effectively reduce the readout noise at high gain and keep the same wide dynamic range for this camera as at low gain. When the gain is 80, the HCG mode will be automatically turned on. Additionally, the read noise is as low as 0.47e while the dynamic range can still be close to 12stops.

QE Curve

ASI462 has very high QE value at 800-1000nm wavelength (almost 2 times higher than that of ASI290MC). It’s sensitivity in near infrared light regions ranks first among all ASI planetary cameras.

ASI462MC vs ASI290MC

In general ASI462MC and ASI290MC share very similar parameters but ASI462MC has lower readout noise and higher QE value.

USB 3.0 Port & ST4 Port

USB 3.0 Port: Providing 5Gb bandwidth to let ASI462 run at 136.1fps (10bit, high speed mode) or 63.9fps (12bit, normal mode) at full resolution (2.1MP).

ST4 Port: Can be used to connect with auto guide port of mount for guiding.

Mechanical Diagram

What's in the box

  • ASI462MC Camera
  • 150° Lens
  • M42-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
  • 1.25" Cap
  • 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
  • 2-metre ST-4 Cable


Format 1/2.8”
Diagonal 6.46mm
Resolution 2.1 Mega Pixels, 1936x1096
Pixel size 2.9µm
Sensor size 5.6mm * 3.2mm
Max fps 136FPS
Shutter Rolling shutter
Exposure range 32µs-2000s
Readout noise 0.47~2.65e
QE peak TBD
Full well 11.2ke
ADC 12bit
USB interface USB3.0
Adapters 2”/ 1.25”/ M42*0.75
Protect window AR
Dimension φ62mm*35.5mm
Weight 0.11kg
Back focus length 12.5mm
Working temperature -5°C~50°C
Working relative humidity 0~80%
Supported OS Windows, Linux & Mac OSX


Supported Resolutions:

USB3.0 MAX FPS (12bit/10bit)

  • 1936*1096 63.9fps 136.1fps
  • 1920*1080 64.8fps 138.1fps
  • 1280*720 96.5fps 205.6fps
  • 640*480 143.1fps 305fps
  • 400*400 170.6fps 363.5fps
  • 320*240 276.8fps 589.6fps

Additional resolutions can be user defined.

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:


ZWO Software and Drivers


Customer reviews

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Good camera
Wednesday, 10 November 2021  | 

Purchased to use as an allsky camera with an emphasis on aurora imaging. Sadly I couldn't make it work due to the over sensitive IR range and excessive blueness. There's no practical way to add an IR cut when used with the all sky lens. The images produced did highlight a lot of high cloud that my 178 tended to ignore - so the IR is showing its usual sensitivity to cold clouds.

Not a wasted purchase, though, as I've been looking for a colour camera for planetary work.

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ASI 462mc Planetary camera
Monday, 8 February 2021  | 

Service and speed of delivery excellent as usual. Iíve not put the camera through itís paces yet... waiting for some clear skies but if other reviews and my own research are correct then I donít think Iíll be disappointed 😁


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