Rather than spend nearly $500 on an attachment for my Sony camera I though this would be a more integrated way to photograph microscopic images and it is. 18 mega pixel is a reasonable resolution for web images and printing (8x10 11x14 sizes). The software is a bit clunky but works so 4/5.
Once I figured out how to mount it (needed the adapter that came with the microscope which was luckily still in the box) the camera seems to work pretty well. The software program is pretty confusing though and doesn t have any instructions so it ll probably take me a while (and be frustrating) to get it figured out.
We home school and use this camera to send the microscope view to our computer screen. It works wonderful!
i bought this with one of their microscopes. works very well. produces amazing images and live output to pc.
Bought this microscope camera to up my game. Really easy to mount to the camera port with the c-mount adapter that came with my microscope and to connect the other end to my laptop. I had to contact Swift for the software because I don t have a CD drive (who does these days??) but they quickly sent me a downloadable file and I was all set within minutes. Super easy to take pictures and the software gives a lot of control over image editing. You can change stuff like exposure contrast balance and so forth. It also has a reset to default for the various options so you can easily revert back to original settings if you mess up while playing around. I m attaching some pictures I took of a stained plant matter slide at different magnifications. One thing to note is that if you re taking video you ll need a computer with a dedicated graphics card. My Surface Book couldn t really handle the frame rate for smooth video even with the USB 3 connection. I also imagine that the better your trinocular microscope is (my current one is Swift s SW380T) the better and sharper the images will be. But overall I m very happy with what I can do with this camera and feel that the value lives up to the price!