Operation modes of microscope camerasUSB cameras are connected to the PC through its USB interface. HDMI cameras provide the signal directly to the HDMI input of your HDMI monitor (see image below). Therefore they can be operated without a PC. Most HDMI cameras have a second USB port for alternative USB operation.
How to connect a c-mount camera to your microscopeA c-mount camera can be connected using one of the three methods shown below. If you own a trinocular microscope and also the c-mount adapter of its manufacturer (left), the c-mount thread of the camera (1) on the c-mount adapter (2) is connected. If you own a trinocular microscope with a third ocular tube (center) you will need an adapter which has at the one end a tube (5) with the diameter of your ocular (e.g. 23 mm) and at the other end, a c-mount thread (2). If you have a binocular microscope (right) then you need to remove one eyepiece (7) and insert there the camera-adapter combination.
How can i find the right c-mount adapter?
C-mount adapters can be found in our online shop under "Adapters and calibration slides". To be sure that the c-mount adapter is the right one for your microscope, you can email us your microscope type, the inner diameter of your trinocular tube and the desired camera. We check the compatibility with the camera manufacturer's technical support for you - for free within 1-2 business days.