Developed by Vision Engineering Inc., the Mantis stereomicroscope includes the permanently engaged digital Mantis Elite-Cam camera to allow users to capture images for reporting, cataloging and communicating with colleagues and customers. It also enables simultaneous optical and digital viewing. The camera comprises a Mantis Elite head and a factory-integrated and -sealed digital camera. Image capture options include bmp, jpeg and png. Connectivity is through USB 2.0 with PC-based software. The system offers 2× and 20× magnification options and true-color LED illumination that provides up to 10,000 h of shadow-free viewing. It has a long working distance and a large field of view. Its ergonomic design yields fatigue-free viewing.