The latest technology is continually advancing to the next generation from entry level to research microscopes connected to digital cameras. In this section we refer to digital USB microscopes where the digital microscope camera is permanently attached or "dedicated" to the microscope and cannot be removed. This is an all in one unit and are lower priced than the "detachable" digital camera, which is connected to the microscope by a removable digital adapter. These are found in the Digital Microscope Package Section. There are obvious advantages and drawbacks to each configuration.