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New Olympus DP71 Microscope Digital Camera Offers Highest Sensitivity

The new Olympus DP71 digital camera offers unmatched versatility for microscopists, combining highest sensitivity with fast image acquisition rates and colour match performance. New features mean that the DP71 now unites unrivalled performance in brightfield- and fluorescence-imaging, in one camera.

The new Olympus DP71 digital camera uses the latest interface technology and a high sensitivity 2/3” CCD to provide the fastest image acquisition rates of any comparable camera. In live-mode, full frame images (1360 x 1024 pixels) can be viewed at 15 frames per second, making it ideal for viewing, discussion and documentation. Still images, at pin-point resolutions of up to 12.5 million pixels, can be obtained in under three seconds with Olympus’ unique piezo shift technology.

With improved image processing capabilities, the DP71 is especially suitable for applications such as pathology, where faithful colour reproduction is essential. The unparalleled colour accuracy is an enhancement of the earlier Olympus DP70 camera, which itself was already the first choice for colour reproduction quality. Images are captured in 12 bit resolution using CCD technology to present authentic, smoothly graduated colours.

In applications such as fluorescence microscopy, where a specimen is wholly or partially dark, the DP71 also records highly sensitive black and white images. The custom monochrome mode allows the user to optimise the recording sensitivity according to the emission wavelength of the fluorescent dye in the specimen.

High sensitivity and low noise is ensured for the faintest of images by Peltier cooling of the CCD chip to 10°C below ambient, allowing long exposure times

The DP71 fully supports the functionality of Olympus cell family software resulting in imaging systems perfect for image acquisition, archiving, analysis and distribution.

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Posted on May 23, 2006