List of Equipment Recommended for CPDN

The prices may not be current. Regular digital camera is interchangeable between microscopes, and hence is used as field camera as well.

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Product Description Vendor Cost


2 GHz P4 CPU with 512 MB RAM, 140 GB Hard Drive
Broadband, DSL or Cable Internet connection.
WiFi 802.11 b or g. Wireless network adapter (Laptops only)
Sound card, and speakers or headphones
1024 by 768 resolution monitor


Any ~$1,000
Digital Camera
A digital camera with an adaptor appropriate for the microscope(s) purchased. Any $1,000-$1,500 with accessories
Meiji EMZ13TR Trinocular Zoom Stereo (Dissecting) Microscope on PK Stand Zoom Range: 10x to 7 Martin Microscope Company under $2,000
Compound Microscope
compund microscope
Meiji ML5100 Trinocular Compound Brightfield Microscope   under $2,000
Dual Gooseneck Fiber Optic Halogen Illuminator (Optional).
The internal light source of Meiji dissecting stereoscope is insufficient for images. Auxiliary light source may needed. A dual gooseneck fiber optic halogen illuminator costs about $450-$500 from Fisher Scientific.
Fisher Scientific $230.00
(with UF Contract)
Image Enhancing Software
Google Picasa (download) Google Free
software Photoshop, Paint Shop or choice of your software. Any 0 to $150
New Option

It was not tested for UF/IFAS CPDN
MHC199PKG 1080i HD Digital Microscope Camcorder Package:
Sony HDR-HC1 High Definition Digital Camcorder
MM99 Microscope Adapter
256MB Memory Stick Duo Pro

Martin Micrsocope has camera packages that include adapters and Memory Stick $2,350

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