Well…the cat’s out of the bag. I’m also a proud new owner of an ASI1600MM-Cool.
We are starting to see a number of cameras and images out in the wild now. Rather than piggyback on the other main "beta test" thread (which is quickly approaching 1000 posts and getting nearly impossible to navigate if you haven’t kept current), I decided on a new thread to walk through my experience so far with the camera and share my first light. That other thread is a wealth of information and invaluable to owners of the camera so I’ll link to it here. But, there are pages upon pages to wade through and some seriously in-depth analysis.
I’m going to try to approach this review from a Beginner or Intermediate Imager standpoint. Due to the price point, this is a very attractive option for someone stepping up from a DSLR or a low end CCD camera. I feel it’s important to have a simple walk through. I got a number of positive responses from my previous ASI174MM-Cool review, so am continuing in that spirit.
I think there is general agreement that, on paper, this camera has the performance to run very competitively with the entry-level CCD market. As such, it’s likely to land in the hands of some newcomers to the hobby.
Hopefully there is some info in here you find useful and a quick reference for getting started. Anyway, it’s a good project for me under a full moon...