This CCD compact image system is an easy to operate and ultra compact CCD gel documentation system. It contains a high resolution 10.4" color touch screen and a built-in UV transilluminator supplying a complete system at one location for fluorescent imaging. This self-contained system features a scientific grade CCD camera for capturing high resolution images with simple yet versatile capture and save options. High sensitive 0.4 megapixel CCD camera is offered with the compact system. There is an access port on the left side of the chamber to recover the gel bands easily and safely. This system can also be used for auto radiography film. Analysis software package is also offered as an option if needed.