Add a microscope camera to your current microscope and make cataloging, annotating, and storing image data on your samples fast and easy. A microscope camera is one of the easiest upgrades for your workflow.
A microscope camera can be added to your existing optical microscope (whether it's monocular, binocular, or trinocular) to turn it into a powerful digital microscope. Choose the microscopic digital camera connection that matters the most from the choices in the left menu and find your perfect microscope camera now. Looking for a microscope with camera? Click here for that.
Connects directly to PC
Connect your microscope camera via USB to your laptop or desktop for an improved workflow.
Connects straight to monitor
Microscope cameras can connect directly to a monitor to share images with your class or colleagues.
WiFi microscope camera connection
Wireless is so much more convenient. A WiFi enabled microscope camera makes things even easier.
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The easiest way to get your hands on a digital microscope is to add a digital microscope camera to your standard optical microscope.
The digital microscopy camera attaches to the eyepiece of your microscope and displays the entire field of view (FOV) on a computer monitor through an HDMI output or USB connection.
The microscope camera sensor is sharp, sometimes giving you a better look at your specimen than you get looking through the eyepiece.
You can also get microscopes with cameras already built in if you want to start fresh with your microscope camera system.
The power of digital images to improve your workplace
Whether you attach a microscope digital camera to your existing compound microscope or stereo microscope, or opt for a handheld digital microscope, you'll experience a range of benefits from a microscopy camera like:
Ergonomics. Digital microscopy means you no longer need to hunch over an eyepiece.
Easy collaboration. Share your digital images easily online.
Ease of use. A microscope digital camera software interface is intuitive like other familiar softwares.
With the convenience of a digital microscopy camera, improve your microscopy application one step at a time.
The microscope camera terminology that helps you make a smart purchase
Frame rate is the inverse of the time required for a camera to acquire an image and fully read that image. That means the more data there is per image (from factors like a high number of pixels), the longer the camera takes to read that image, resulting in a lower frame rate. If your microscopy application requires imaging of events in live cells, for instance, you'll probably need a higher frame rate.
Dynamic range is the range of a microscope camera that provides info on the highest and lowest intensity signals a camera sensor can capture simultaneously. For microscopy applications that require fluorescence imaging, a large dynamic range is vital.
A CCD camera uses a single output node to collect imaging data. A CCD camera sensor is commonly used in brightfield and fluorescence imaging applications.
A CMOS camera uses intra pixel electronics, unlike a CCD camera. Since a CMOS camera uses multiple nodes, it saves a lot of readout time. A CMOS camera is often used for standard brightfield microscopy applications.
What are the best microscope camera brands?
We carry Motic, Dino-Eye, OptixCam, Omano because they offer the best mix of value and features. The price points on these carefully chosen brands makes microscope camera upgrades available on even the tightest budgets.
These camera brands are popular across applications, including entry-level users who want a CMOS sensor, but where the captured image doesn't have to be brilliantly clear, through more advanced users (with either a CMOS sensor or CCD sensor), where digital imaging or image analysis is part of an accountable workflow.
Standard image capture and documentation for school and home
High magnification for quality control and industrial inspection
Advanced low light fluorescence imaging and material science microscopy
The most affordable microscope camera option
Using a microscope camera is often as easy as screwing it in or attaching it to a mount or adapter for your microscope and connecting the camera to either a USB port or an HDMI monitor. Since an optical microscope with built-in digital camera capabilities can be prohibitively expensive when your budget is tight, using a high speed modular microscope camera for capturing images digitally is often a much more affordable option. It can be easily unscrewed or detached to switch back to optical microscopy from digital microscopy.
We also carry USB digital microscope cameras, with robust image capture through the microscope eyepiece. Documentation and measuring software is typically included, as is live imaging video capability.
Adding an imaging system to your existing microscope is an easy way to make your job easier and more ergonomic.
Find the best selection of microscope cameras below and give us a call if you aren't quite sure which digital camera is right for your application.
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