QHY10 is a APS-C size cooled one shot CCD camera with SONY's ICX493AQA Sensor. It has 10 mega pixel and the pixel size is 6.05*6.05um.
Beside the very low thermal noise of Sony's SuperHAD technology, this sensor has a high fullwell feature. Even in a 6.05um square pixel, it has 45ke fullwell. Which is almost double than the ICX413 with 7.8um square pixel and almost double than the color 8300 sensors with 5.4um square pixel. The big fullwell has the advantage of higher dynamic range. It brings better colors and smaller star point. You can make a longer exposure time without signal saturated.
QHY10 is a dedicate cooled CCD camera by using two stage TEC. It can get -40C delta T below ambient. Combine with QHYCCD cooling technology and SONY SuperHAD technology QHY10 give you a clean and low noise image even in a very long exposure.
QHY10 comes with a clip for USB and power cables. It makes the connection solid and avoid the contact/loss conditions.
QHYCCD did a price adjustment for QHY10 at the beginning of 2014.To compare with the KAF8300C camera, QHY10 has bigger sensor size, bigger pixel size, more pixels, bigger fullwell, lower thermal noise and readout noise, compact camera size. It has electric shutter and 2-stage TEC
18sec/4sec for full image
1sec for 4*4binning image
Typical -40 below Ambient
Ultra small size suitable for primary focus imaging and Hyperstar