A complete compact camera system that will fit all microscopes
There are a vast number of digital photography cameras on the market. From the microscope (or indeed the telescope) perspective there are basically two types. Those that can have their lenses removed (SLR and Pancake cameras) and those that cannot (commonly called compact cameras).
Those that can have their lenses removed are easy to fit to microscopes. They are attached via a suitable adapter and a T2 ring to suit the camera make (Canon, Nikon, Olympus etc) and in effect the microscope then becomes the lens system for the camera back.
Compact cameras can be almost impossible to use for two reasons. Firstly very few of them have any screw threads around the lens in order to attach an adapter and secondly (and crucially) the fact that the camera lens system is trying to see an image by looking through the microscope lens system means that in the majority of cases the result is usually distorted.
For those who do not want the expense of buying an SLR or pancake camera, we have sourced a budget priced compact camera that is capable of providing both of these key requirements and adapted it to fit our eyepiece adapter Unilink that we have been selling successfully for many years. Of course the Unilink element can be removed easily and the unit used as a standard compact camera.