For a very long time using cheaper digital cameras with a microscope and a pc has not been fairly as straightforward as some suppliers have claimed. Mainly as a result of differences between computers that has produced difficulties with the drivers needed to get these cameras to work. No more. The minigrab is completely driverless and now as it should be belongs to the ‘plug and play’ group of products. You simply plug the camera lead into a USB2.0 port on your laptop or PC (sadly not suitable for MAC this present day) and it is going to be recognised and installed by your laptop/computer in exactly the same way as a memory stick. You’ll be able to then display the images from your microscope in any video software you have already got on your computer or use the Minisee software supplied with the camera. You’ll be able to take video clips and still images (as jpegs) and store these on your computer. The Minigrab will fit all of the microscopes in the Apex range. An ingenious accessory at an exceptional price. Microscope in picture is Apex Practitioner, not included with the minigrab. Not supported in MAC/Linux but some previous customers have had these operating systems working. Windows XP to 8.1 64bit and 32bit supported 2M pixel colour camera 1600×1200 max resolution Save video format (.avi/.wmf.asf) Save image format (.jpeg/.bmp/.tiff/.tga) Narrower field of view than with an eyepiece
Normally £78 – £26 off for a limited time!
This camera makes it easy to display microscope images on a laptop or PC
This camera fits into the eye tube of any low or high power microscope
Completely driverless – so simply ‘plug and play’
The pictures show the camera attached to an Apex Practitioner microscope, which of course has to be purchased one by one.