Review of a Mobile Camera to Microscope Adaptor Page 2
Universal Cell Phone Adapter Mount
for Binocular, Monocular, Spotting Scope, Telescope, and Microscope
by Mol Smith
Here we are then... direct footage taken with the cell phone. The original clip is HD 1920 x 1080. I've shrunk it here and degraded the quality slightly through re-encoding the video to a smaller size. I think as a 'quick and dirty' tool to engage youngsters, the quality is good enough, although I think any child say, below the age of ten years would struggle to get it properly aligned on the microscope. It takes a lot of patience.
My phone can record at a rapid rate of 114 frames per second so using it to record fast events on a micro-slide (pond life..? Where critters often move very rapidly) would prove an advantage as they can be played back in very slow but real slow motion.
My camera also has time lapse functionality which would prove effective say, in recording something like a brine shrimp egg 'hatching'. And not to boast about the superiority of the LG G5 over Apple and Galaxy phones, it has a mode where video can be shot using recording on both forward and backward cameras. This means a video is create where you can be seen narrating what you can see. Useful for teaching others.
Overall verdict. Yes! A useful tool if your smart phone, like many today, is out-performing expensive dedicated video and DSLR cameras. You already have the phone, you have the microscope, fifteen pounds for this will give further advantages to exploring the small-scale world.