Below is the link to my first test report. In it I compare the ASI294 and DS10C-TEC cameras in terms of physical characteristics. Soon to follow will be reports comparing dark frames and signal-to-noise ratio.
- The DS10C-TEC is slightly longer and slightly heavier than the ASI294, but roughly the same diameter.
- The ASI294 had a very slightly faster frame rate when using a USB2 interface. The ASI294 was very slightly faster than the DS10C-TEC when using USB3 interface, but only at frame sizes greater than 4000x2000. For output resolutions below that the DS10C-TEC was significantly faster (2x) than the ASI294. Note that it is entirely likely that each camera would give a different frame rate if used on a different computer, but since I used both cameras on the same computer I believe the frame rates are comparable.
- The DS10C-TEC shows strong evidence for a different sensor enclosure design than the ASI294. With TEC off the DS10C-TEC sensor runs warmer than the ASI294, but with TEC on the DS10C-TEC sensor is cooler. The TEC on to TEC off sensor temperature delta on the ASI294 is 40degC, and on the DS10C-TEC is just over 50degC.