A connector is provided for a highly miniaturized integrated circuit imager that is supported in a sealed package that has a transparent distal plate and a plurality of connector pins that extend proximally from the package. The connector pins are trimmed short and metal coil springs are disposed on each of these pins. The connector includes tubular sockets mounted onto an elongated ceramic capacitor which serves to smooth power that is applied between the power and ground pins of the imager. A canister is situated over the imager to retain the same with the springs compressed against their respective sockets. Deflectable legs that extend proximally from the canister are bent inward and bound with a coil of fishline or other suitable cord to retain the canister in place.