miniCAM5F + 9 Filter Wheel
miniCAM5F + 9 Filter Wheel
miniCAM5F + 9 Filter Wheel
miniCAM5F + 9 Filter Wheel
miniCAM5F + 9 Filter Wheel
miniCAM5F + 9 Filter Wheel


miniCAM5F + 9 Filter Wheel

Regular price
$ 699.00
Sale price
$ 699.00
Unit price

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miniCAM5F - cooled cmos camera with built-in 9 position color wheel
If you think a cooled camera with a built-in motor-driven filter wheel is expensive, then think again! QHYCCD is proud to release the miniCAM5F: a highly-sensitive, cooled-CMOS camera with a built-in nine-position motor-driven filter wheel for only USD699. This feature-rich camera includes a regulated dual-stage TEC that can cool the sensor down by -38C° below ambient. The sensor has 74% high QE, 1280x960, 1.2mega pixels, and is capable of capturing at 1280x960@30FPS and 320x240@200FPS with extremely low readout noise down to 2 electrons. You can install the L, R, G, B, Ha, OIII, SII, CH4 and a black filter (for dark frame capture) together on the filter wheel.
Another great benefit is that you can get these filters very inexpensively. Astronomy filters are usually a huge expense for monochrome cameras, especially when collecting the entire set. Often, you may spend more than $1000 for a set of 1.25-inch L, R, G, B, Ha, OIII, SII filters. However, since the miniCAM5F utilizes our smaller, QHYCCD-defined 12mm mini filter size, you’ll save a lot. The miniCAM5F can be bundled with L, R, G, B filters, as well as the optional Ha, OIII, SII, Hbeta and CH4 filters for just $50 each. We believe these filters will be a lot of fun to play with, not only for your planetary imaging but also for capturing your favorite DSOs!
The miniCAM5F has a 74% high-QE, 1.2mega pixel CMOS sensor, very suitable for capturing smaller objects like planetary nebulae, small galaxies and globular clusters. If you have a short focal length OTA, it is also ideal for big, diffuse nebulae. The miniCAM5F is a really mini camera, so it is excellent for building a compact imaging system.
The camera has full anti-moisture features, utilizing a built-in heater board to prevent moisture from forming on the CMOS chamber window, as well as the option to insert bundled silica gel tubes into the CMOS chamber when necessary.
With the miniCAM5F, QHYCCD has produced an affordable, multi-purpose and high-quality camera for astrophotography.


miniCAM5F Specification
CMOS Sensor
Typical 1/3 inch
Effective Pixel
Pixel Size
Readout Type
Progressive Scan
Electric rolling shutter
Exposure Time
10us-1800 sec
Max Speed
1280*960  30FPS    640*480 106FPS
Pixel Binning
1*1 2*2
Peak QE
Mono>74%    Color 62%@540nm
AD convert
Readout clock
Readout Noise
High Gain 2e-  Medium Gain 4e-  Low Gain 7e-
Full Well
Mechanical interface
1.25inch / C mount (Note*)
Optic glass window
Mono: AR+AR Clear glass
Silicon gel socket
Two stage TEC
Max Cooling 
Typical -38C below ambient
Weight(Camera only)
Power Consumption
0% Cooling power at 3.7Watt 
50% Cooling Power 11 Watt
Guider Interface
Not availble 
USB2.0 Interface
Build-in Color Wheel
Yes, 9 position motor driven CFW support 12mm diameter mini filters
Price (not include tax and shippment)
miniCAM5F+ LRGB and black filter                  USD699
miniCAM5F+ LRGB,black and CH4, Ha         USD799
miniCAM5F+ LRGB,black,Ha,OIII,SII               USD849
miniCAM5F+ LRGB,black,Ha,OIII,SII,CH4       USD899
miniCAM5F+ LRGB,black,Ha,OIII,SII,Hb,CH4  USD949
Note: Although this camera has C-mount threads, its back focus is only about 20mm so it does not adequately support the back focus requirement of C-MOUNT lenses. The camera comes with a 1.25inch C-thread T-ring used to connect to the telescope.

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