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Old 26-02-2010, 12:37 PM
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QHY8 Mono

I have been looking at the QHY8 as I like the larger 7.8um pixel size and I was wondering if any one knows whether this chip has or will ever be made into a mono camera?

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Old 26-02-2010, 12:53 PM
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No is hasn't/won't. There is a qhy10 coming, not sure on the details, but I think it will be 10Mp colour.
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Old 26-02-2010, 01:14 PM
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Robin,

Is there any particular reason that they haven't/won't?

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Old 26-02-2010, 01:36 PM
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I'm guessing the chip is only available in colour?
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Old 26-02-2010, 03:50 PM
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Yep, Sony only make the Color in that size.
Shame really, would have been an absolute killer if in mono.

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Old 26-02-2010, 03:52 PM
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Theo,

That's what I was thinking and there doesn't seem to be anything comparable either.

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Old 26-02-2010, 04:30 PM
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It looks like that qhy10 will also be a OSC.

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QHY10 will use the similar constuction of QHY8PRO, includes the similar 2-stage TEC and temperature regular.



CCD sensor ICX493AQA
CCD size Typtic 1.8inch(APS size)
Total pixel 3964*2712
Effective pixel 3900*2616
Pixel size 6.05um*6.05um
CCD readout Type 2 field(1*1binning)
Progressive Scan (2*2,4*4binning)
Anti Blooming Gate Yes,-100dB
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Old 26-02-2010, 04:43 PM
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Yes,

Looks that way and the pixel sizes are coming down again.

I am looking for a mono medium format with larger pixels that is a reasonable cost. I am not sure such a camera exists.

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Neither do I. Kodak KAF16803 has 9u pixels but it's full frame and not at what I'd call reasonable cost.
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Old 26-02-2010, 05:19 PM
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Frank, I reckon you're best going with a small OSC CCD for a starter. Coming from a DSLR the transition will be quick and easy. Get a mono with Filter wheel and all the gear later on if you feel you have the time, patience, clear skies to go with it.
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Old 26-02-2010, 05:42 PM
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I agree, I wish I didn't have to sell my QHY8 when I did
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