QHY600M-PRO Professional Monochrome Camera

Starting Price: $7,999.00
Price as Configured: $7,999.00
The QHY600PRO uses the latest SONY back-illuminated sensor, the IMX455, a full-frame (35mm format) sensor with 3.76um pixels and native 16-bit A/D. This sensor is available in monochrome and color versions. QHY600 is specially designed for scientific and high-end industrial applications, including the 2*10Gbps fiber interface, USB3.0 interface, 2Gbytes DDR3 memory, 6PIN GPIO / Trig / GPS connector. Support 4.0FPS 16bit full-frame readout and 10FPS 14bit full-frame readout. This is the Pro Monochrome version of the QHY600.

Please Note : If you would like enable the 2x10 Gigabit fiber port function on the QHY600 Professional camera, please select the option to add the PCIE Grabber Card to your purchase.

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QHY-PCIE (090042) - QHYCCD PCIE Grabber Card
QHY-PCIE (090042) - QHYCCD PCIE Grabber Card
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QHY's Fiber Grabber Card is a PCIE2.0 x 8 image data graber card. It supports 2*10Gbps high-speed optical communication between the camera and the computer. A single QHY PCIE Grabber card can be used with more than one camera in succession (not simultaneously). This means that if you have multiple QHY PRO series cameras, and you plan on using them at different times, then you only need one card between them.


  • PCIE 2.0 x8
  • 4GByte onboard DDR3 memory
  • Four 10Gbps fiber sockets
  • One 40Gbps fiber sockets

Supports the following cameras:

QHY268PRO, QHY600PRO, QHY461, QHY411, QHY4040PRO

$1,500.00 each
Price as Configured: $7,999.00

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QHY600PRO has a back-illuminated structure technology, QE is up to 90%. It has a very low readout noise performance, it can get 1.1e- at the highest gain. It has a typical 51ke full-well in high gain readout mode and a typical 80ke readout in extending full-well mode. The camera supports the 2-cms readout mode (sample the same signal twice and averaged on the sensor) and it can get the readout noise 1.3times less than normal readout mode.

QHY600PRO has an extremely good linear response in the whole full-well range. Please check the following document of the QHY600 Linear Test. It also has zero amplifier glow and zero RBI remains performance.

QHY600PRO includes some special versions.

Native 16 bit A/D: The new Sony sensor has native 16-bit A/D on-chip. The output is real 16-bits with 65536 levels. Compared to 12-bit and 14-bit A/D, a 16-bit A/D yields higher sample resolution and the system gain will be less than 1e-/ADU with no sample error noise and very low read noise.

BSI: One benefit of the back-illuminated CMOS structure is improved full well capacity. This is particularly helpful for sensors with small pixels. In a typical front-illuminated sensor, photons from the target entering the photosensitive layer of the sensor must first pass through the metal wiring that is embedded just above the photosensitive layer. The wiring structure reflects some of the photons and reduces the efficiency of the sensor. In the back- illuminated sensor the light is allowed to enter the photosensitive surface from the reverse side. In this case the sensor’s embedded wiring structure is below the photosensitive layer. As a result, more incoming photons strike the photosensitive layer and more electrons are generated and captured in the pixel well. This ratio of photon to electron production is called quantum efficiency. The higher the quantum efficiency the more efficient the sensor is at converting photons to electrons and hence the more sensitive the sensor is to capturing an image of something dim.

Zero Amplify Glow: This is also a zero amplifer glow camera.

TRUE RAW Data: In the DSLR implementation there is a RAW image output, but typically it is not completely RAW. Some evidence of noise reduction and hot pixel removal is still visible on close inspection. This can have a negative effect on the image for astronomy such as the “star eater” effect. However, QHY Cameras offer TRUE RAW IMAGE OUTPUT and produces an image comprised of the original signal only, thereby maintaining the maximum flexibility for post-acquisition astronomical image processing programs and other scientific imaging applications.

Anti-Dew Technology: Based on almost 20-year cooled camera design experience, The QHY cooled camera has implemented the fully dew control solutions. The optic window has built-in dew heater and the chamber is protected from internal humidity condensation. An electric heating board for the chamber window can prevent the formation of dew and the sensor itself is kept dry with our silicon gel tube socket design for control of humidity within the sensor chamber.

Cooling: In addition to dual stage TE cooling, QHYCCD implements proprietary technology in hardware to control the dark current noise.

Mechanical Dimensions



QHY600 Ultra Short B.F.L Version