The camera guru at our lab recommends the Nikon Cool Pix 990.
Resolution is about 3 mega-pixels which may be more than you need for
publishing quality, but if you want to blow up pictures for posters it's
This camera also allows you to get within 1 - 2 inches of your specimen.
The picture clarity at close range is outstanding. Almost like looking
into a dissecting scope.
Recommended software is PhotoShop - hard to use, but it is the best.
Hope this helps
Molecular Markers Lab Technician
USDA Agricultural Research Service
2021 S. Peach Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
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> From: "Byeong-ha Lee" <byeongha at U.Arizona.Edu>
> To: methods at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk> Subject: Digital Camera
> Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 11:18 PM
>> Our lab is looking for a good digital camera to document plant samples
> either in pots or on plates.
> Sometimes we need close-up images as well.
>> Could you recommend one to us? (Note this is not for a gel
>> Also we'd like to know if the images taken by the digital camera are
>> It would be appreciated if you would share your experience with us.
> Byeong-ha Lee
> Plant Sciences
> University of Arizona
> Tucson, AZ 85721