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The QHY5III200M is part of the QHY5III V2 series of planetary and guiding cameras. Let’s explore its features:

In summary, the QHY5III200M combines high sensitivity, low noise, and efficient memory handling, making it suitable for both guiding and planetary imaging applications. You can find more information about this camera on the QHYCCD website.

QHY5III Series V2 Introduction
512MB DDR3

The QHY5III (Ver. 2) series planetary and guiding cameras are all equipped with a 512MB DDR3 image buffer which can effectively reduce the pressure on computer transmission, a great help for planetary photography which often requires writing a large amount of data in a short period of time. Some deep-sky astrophotography cameras on the market today only have 256MB, for example.

In comparison, the 512MB DDR3 memory of the new 5III (Ver. 2) series cameras represent a significant upgrade.

New Front-end Design with Better Compatibility

QHY5III (Ver. 2) series cameras have adopted a new front-end design with better compatibility. Here we only take QHY5III200M as example, however, ALL V2 cams in the future share these features.

The BFL of  V2 cam is only 8mm, which means you can easily compact a V2 camera with your OAG. The basic top adapter includes 1.25 inch threads and you can still use your 1.25 inch filter.

The top adapter glass of V2 can be easily switched. One of the advantage of changeable top glasses is you can use one filter even you’re using Lens! You can add a 1.25inch-cs adapter to connect CS lens or add a second CS-C lens for C-mount lens. The two adapters are all standard accessories of V2 cams.

By the way, there’s a 1.25-inch filter wheel adapter to connect your mono planetary Camra with the QHYCFW3-S filter wheel.

USB 3.2 Gen1 Type C Interface

The new QHY5III (Ver.2) series cameras all use the USB3.2 Gen1 Type-C interface. Compared to the USB3.0 Type-B interface used in the previous generation, the Type-C interface has a longer life and is more flexible.

Tips: It is recommended to use the official standard Type-C data cable of QHYCCD. As the market is flooded with a large number of poor-quality Type-C cables, casual use may lead to the camera malfunctioning. If you use your own spare cable, please make sure it is a high-quality cable.

Universal Guiding Interface

The custom interfaces of the previous generation of planetary cameras and guiders has been replaced in the QHY5III (Ver.2) cameras with a more universal ST-4 compatible guiding interface. Now, even if the guiding cable is lost or damaged, you will be able to easily get a replacement on the market at a low cost.

Indicator LED

The new QHY5III (Ver.2) series of cameras is equipped with a status indicator at the back of the camera. If the camera experiences an abnormal status, the multi-colored indicator light will help to determine the situation with different colors signifying different conditions. During normal operation this indicator light is off, so there is no worry about light contaminating the image.

Sample Images


By Tiziano Olivetti, with QHY5III200M


Saturn captured by Christopher Go with QHY5III200M

Jupiter captured by Christopher Go with QHY5III200M(top) and QHY5III462C (bottom)

Methane band image comparison between QHY5III200M and QHY5III462C

Model QHY5III200M
Image Sensor SC2210
Mono/Color Mono Only
Sensor Size
Pixel Size 4um*4um
Effective Pixel Area 1920*1080
Effective Pixels 2 Megapixels
Full Well Capacity 8ke-
Read Noise 0.75e- to 3e-
A/D 12-bit (output as 16-bit and 8-bit)
Built-in Image Buffer 512MB DDR3 Memory
Full Frame Rates 96.5FPS @8BIT 60FPS @16BIT
ROI Frame Rates 960Lines 187FPS @8BIT 116FPS @16BIT
480Lines 209FPS @8BIT 130FPS @16BIT
Exposure Time Range 15us-900sec
Shutter Type Electronic Rolling Shutter
Computer Interface USB3.0 Type-C
Guide Port Standard ST-4 Style
Telescope Interface 1.25-inch, with CS and C-Mount
Optical Window AR Anti-reflection Glass
Extra Filter IR850nm Filter Included
Back Focal Length 17mm (with adapter);
8mm(without adapter)
Weigth 90g

Mechanical Dimensions


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