CMOS cameraQHYCCD announces the first in its line of back illuminated CMOS cameras, the QHY183C ($949). This compact camera is designed around a 20-megapixel Sony IMX183 color CMOS sensor with 2.4-micron-square pixels in a 5,544 x 3,694 array. The unit features 2-stage thermoelectric cooling producing regulated temperatures down to 40° below ambient. Its USB 3.0 interface downloads up to 15 frames per second at full resolution, and even more when using a smaller region of interest. The camera also features 128 megabytes of built-in DDR memory to buffer image data and avoid dropping frames with slower computers. See the manufacturer's website for additional details.

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