Low-cost, high-quality consumer-type digital cameras are now on the market. They can be used for taking photomicrographs by simply placing the camera over the eyepiece of a conventional light microscope and pressing a button. Similar techniques can be used for capturing digital images through various types of viewing instruments. The quality of the digital images obtained is surprisingly high. With this low-cost approach, the uses of digital imaging in the author's anatomic pathology department have widely expanded.