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Our lab camera lives in a shelving unit in the lab storage room. In there you'll find:

  • The camera, a Canon PowerShot A640
  • An adapter for mounting the camera on the lab microscopes
  • Two phototubes that screw onto the front of the adapter; one of the two should fit your microscope
  • A battery charger plugged into the wall to the left of the camera's shelving unit
  • Assorted cords (AC adapter, USB cable)

When using the camera with a microscope, you generally have to zoom in to make the image fill the entire screen. The digital zoom is helpful for fine focusing.

We don't have a remote shutter for this camera (Canon doesn't make them) but the PC program PSRemote can supposedly control our camera from a computer.