ZWO ASI 224MC USB 3.0 Colour Camera
ZWO ASI 224MC USB 3.0 Colour CameraZWO ASI 224MC USB 3.0 Colour CameraZWO ASI 224MC USB 3.0 Colour Camera

ZWO ASI 224MC USB 3.0 Colour Camera

£229.00✓ 2 year warranty


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About this product

Model:  zwo_asi224mc
Part Number:  ASI224MC

Includes V1.3 upgrade (reduces amp-glow) smiley

At it’s price the ASI224MC is the BEST colour planetary imaging camera available! 

Peak QE of 75% (better than the ICX618) and no fixed-pattern-noise!  It is this combination of high sensitivity and very, very, low read noise that makes the ASI224MC so special (read noise is the main source of noise in planetary imaging). 

The IMX224 sensor is very sensitive to infrared so can be used for infrared imaging with great success. Sharp lunar images in infrared are also achievable - the infrared image won't have natural colours but after stacking you can convert the image to grayscale for a more natural look. To maximise the sensors IR performance the protective anti-reflection cover-glass does not include UV/IR cut but a seperate UV/IR cut filter can be obtained and fitted for colour imaging. 

Can also be used for solar imaging, though when used with a solar telescope image quality may not be as good as that achieved with a mono sensor. 

The ASI224MC can even be used for Deep-Sky imaging! 

Supports 30FPS at it's maximum 1280X960 resolution and long time exposures up to 1000s.   

Has an ST4 guide-port so can also be used as a guide-camera. 

Supplied with a 150-degree wide lens so you don't even need a telescope to start imaging the stars! 

All ZWO cameras include a 2-year warranty. 

Camera Field of View Simulator

ASI224MC QE Curve

Relative QE Curve, we estimate the Peak Value to be between 75%-80%

Super Low Read Noise less than 1e which can compare with sCMOS or EMCCD sensors

Mechanical Drawing

What's in the box

  • ASI224MC Camera
  • 150° Lens
  • M42-1.25" Nosepiece Adapter
  • 1.25" Cap
  • 2-metre USB 3.0 Cable
  • 2-metre ST-4 Cable


Sensor1/3” CMOS IMX224/IMX225
Resolution1.2Mega Pixels 1304X976
Pixel Size3.75µm
Sensor Size4.8mm*3.6mm
Exposure Range32µs-1000s
Binning2×2 binning supported
Focus Distance to Sensor12.5mm
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Protect windowAR coated window
Operating System CompatibilityMac, Windows, Linux
Bit rate12bit output(12bit ADC)
Adaptor2″ / 1.25″ / M42X0.75
Dimensions62 mm Diameter


Supported Resolutions:

10bit ADC / 12bit ADC
1304×976 150fps / 64fps
1280×960 152.4fps / 65fps
800×600 241.2fps / 102.9fps
640×480 299.4fps / 127.6fps
320×240 577.9fps / 256.4fps

Additional resolutions can be user defined.

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:


ZWO ASI Camera User Manual v1.3 (PDF)

ZWO ASI USB2.0 Camera FAQ v1.0 (PDF)

ZWO ASI USB2.0 Camera Troubleshooting v1.0 (PDF)


ZWO Software and Drivers


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