As you guys know, I do testing for ZWO. Sam sent me this prototype camera about a month ago and ask me to give my opinion.
First here are some disclosures.
I don't keep the test cameras
I don't get paid for testing
What I do get is bunch of new toys to play with. :-)
Camera is based on Sony IMX071 (same sensor used in Nikon 5100 and 7000)
14 bit ADC
It's OSC only!!!
Has a built in USB2 hub but I did not use it
Heated front glass
Perhaps of my experience of using the 1600, this test went fairly easy. I did not have any USB problems after I found the right USB setting for my computer. Camera likes different speeds depending on the computer. The test was done using Maxim DL and SkyX both using the Ascom driver. I used the unity gain and offsets.
All 3 were taken from 20.8 skies little to no moon with no LP filter
The initial test was on California. I messed up and had the camera tilted. Completely my fault. The stars in the top right corner are completely out of focus.
The second test was on M31. Since I just recently did it with my mono camera, I wanted to see what it can do with a few hours.
The last test was on Pleiades
So here it is. I am sure there will be a lot of questions.
But please let's keep the post on target.
What I liked
It's easy to use
Cools similar to 1600
Front glass is heated
What I didn't like
Basically file size and processing time.
Edited by tolgagumus, 21 October 2016 - 01:02 PM.