Microscope Accessory of the Month: OPTIKAM Digital Eyepiece Cameras


When you want to quickly and easily capture images through your microscope, the OPTIKAM BUDGET series cameras from OPTIKA Italy Microscopes are an ideal solution. With easy-to-use features, user-friendly software and a simple USB connection, it’s clear why this line of cameras is our accessory of the month.

Let's find out more about the OPTIKAM BUDGET series cameras and why we love them.

Why Microscope Cameras?

OPTIKAM BUDGET Series CamerasDigital microscope cameras can be used to take a photo through the lens of an optic—in this case a microscope.

Using a camera in conjunction with a microscope is a practice sometimes referred to as "digiscoping". The main benefit of digiscoping is that it allows you to capture images of objects that would normally be too small to see with the naked eye. Some examples include:

  • Electronic components
  • Plant specimens
  • Live samples

Despite the simplicity of the concept of using cameras to capture images through a microscope, it can be difficult for users to configure the proper software and find the right camera to use.

Luckily, the OPTIKAM BUDGET series cameras are here to help.

Why We Love the OPTIKAM BUDGET Series Cameras

Although the OPTIKAM BUDGET series cameras have an array of impressive features, the most noteworthy ones include:

OPTIKAM BUDGET Series Cameras Specs

OPTIKAM BUDGET series digital microscope cameras include both 30 millimeter and 30.5 millimeter diameter adapters, as well as a tube that allows them to fit inside 23 millimeter photo ports.

They can be attached directly to the eyepiece tube of binocular and monocular microscopes without the need for adapter, or connected to the port of trinocular microscopes.

And, in addition to capturing images, these cameras allow users to perform measurements and generate reports.

Whether you're using OPTIKAM BUDGET series cameras to carry out inspections or teach students, they're sure to exceed your expectations. The OPTIKAM BUDGET series cameras stand above comparable products from other brands, such as Motic Moticam microscope cameras, in terms of both image quality and software capability, in our humble opinion.

To find out more about the OPTIKAM BUDGET series cameras, take a look at this comparison chart of each model's specs:

The Brand Behind the Accessory

OPTIKA was founded in 1971 by a physics teacher who aimed to combine excellent design with a mind for teaching. OPTIKA began manufacturing microscopes in 1990, and now offers a range of microscopes, counting scales and an expansive collection of scientific instruments and various accessories.

Today, OPTIKA is known for its high-quality manufacturing practices and innovative technologies. Most of their products are manufactured in their ISO:9001 certified factories in Italy, and all of their products undergo a strict quality control process to ensure that their high standards are met.

OPTIKA is exceptionally committed to customer service, and offers a vast array of products to meet the needs of customers in an array of fields, from industrial to educational.

As the largest manufacturer of microscopes in Italy, each one of OPTIKA's products features unparalleled quality, competitive prices and cutting-edge technology.

You can purchase OPTIKAM BUDGET series digital microscope cameras for $134 to $729 from New York Microscope Company.

  • A range of different resolutions, from 1.3 to 10 megapixels
  • CMOS sensor
  • Equipped with OPTIKA Vision Lite or OPTIKA IS View software
  • Can be used directly on the eyepiece tube or connected to a trinocular port
  • C-mount connection
  • USB 2.0 signal output
  • Included adapters and slide micrometer