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TelescopeTown.com Tip: The Schmidt Camera Cassegrain is a successor, but not a replacement for the Schmidt Camera. The Schmidt Camera is still produced today for the retail market. Meade has a Schmidt Camera model, the 12” LX200SC. This modern day Schmidt Camera combines the original ingenuity of the telescope invented by Bernard Schmidt with the technological advances of today's telescope to create an astrophotography device capable of capturing images other telescopes cannot.