The MiniVID® is a special type of digital camera. It fits right into the eyepiece tube of a microscope. The USB version sends pictures to your computer via USB cable. The RCA version sends pictures to your TV/VCR by way of its RCA-type "video-in" cable.
This makes the Mini-VID very useful in classroom situations or lectures. The MiniVID uses the latest in CCD camera technology to bring you unparalleled quality for its size and price.
Both versions include an adapter ring that lets it fit in both 23 and 30 mm eyepiece tubes, the two standard sizes.
You need a microscope in order to use the Mini-VID.
USB Mini-VID 3 Megapixel eyepiece camera
Resolution: 3 megapixels
This item typically has a lead time of 5-7 business days.
This new and improved version has 3 megapixels! Images will now convey much more detail than did the older MiniVID.
Requires computer with Windows 98 or newer and one USB port. Windows XP or better is recommended. Software that comes with camera will allow movie capture but not still image capture; an aftermarket program which allows TWAIN still image capture and editing (such as Paint Shop Pro) is recommended.
Apparent Magnification of camera is about 15x.
RCA Mini-VID eyepiece camera..........$465
New! Reduced price..... $199
Resolution: 1.3 megapixels.
The RCA model typically has a lead time of 5-7 business days.
Requires a television or a TV with a VCR having an RCA-type "video-in" jack. Can also be used with a computer if your video card has an RCA "video-in" jack and the corresponding software. Not all computers have this, but certain aftermarket accessories allow RCA input to your computer (such as the ADS Video Xpress USBAV-191-EF, avail. from some online vendors for about $40.)
Apparent Magnification of this camera is about 25 to 30x.
Bio-VID Color CCD Microscope Camera
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Microscopes, Stereo Inspection