MallinCam Hyper Plus video camera

Whether you photograph the sky or show live images to a group, this video camera delivers the goods.
By | Published: June 1, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
MallinCam Hyper Plus video camera
The MallinCam Hyper Plus video camera delivers deep views of the cosmos in mere seconds.
Gary W. Kronk

This review, “The MallinCam takes
great images in seconds,” appeared in the July 2010 issue of
Astronomy magazine

During the past 4 decades, I have taken more astronomical photographs than I can count. I started in 1971 when I took an old box camera and modified it to take time exposures. A few years later, I moved into 35mm film photography and stuck with it until I graduated to a digital SLR in 2004. Then, in 2006, I started using the MallinCam, and my life would never be the same.

The MallinCam is a video camera that provides great live views of whatever you point your telescope toward. The current product line is the MallinCam Hyper Plus, and it comes in both color and black-and-white models. I have had the black-and-white camera since 2006 and began using the color camera in 2009. Each camera has a resolution of 811 by 508 pixels.

Be aware that U.S. and Canadian customers must order from different dealers. The warranty on a Canadian camera will not be honored for purchasers in the United States.

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