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Olympus DP26® Microscope Camera Now Captures Images Without PC Connection

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 10, 2012 – The popular Olympus DP26 high-resolution microscope camera now is available for the first time as a stand-alone unit that can be used without a PC connection. The stand-alone DP26 unit streamlines image capture and saves valuable space in the laboratory.

The new control unit is the latest enhancement to a camera that has had a big impact on the way imaging is done in clinical research and educational laboratories around the world. The DP26 incorporates a five-megapixel scientific-grade progressive scan CCD sensor and is known for its high sensitivity and brilliant, accurate color reproduction. What¡¦s more, the camera is extremely easy to use, so the user can focus on the specimen, not on system settings. Operators handle all routine image caption functions with a simple, familiar one-touch controller. Because the system is designed for use with the user's own monitor, the stand-alone DP26 automatically takes advantage of the monitor's optimal resolution and color output.

The stand-alone system makes it easy for multiple users to share images and make annotations; in addition, the unit can link to a projector for conferences and more. Specimen images are easy to capture and can be saved in a variety of ways, including via USB or to a password-protected LIS network, all without the necessity for file transfer protocol (FTP) interfaces, web browsers or other intermediate steps.

The colors produced using the DP26 are true to life with high fidelity. Moreover, the high sensitivity (ISO 400) of the DP26 makes it perfect for performing phase-contrast microscopy or working with darkly stained samples, while the high dynamic range of the system produces vivid, crisp images, rich in detail. The DP26 can capture seven full frames per second without the distorting effects of interlaced scan digital cameras.

The stand-alone DP26 provides automatic shading correction, rapid white balance adjustment, auto-exposure, measurements tools and more. In addition, data can be stored and accessed using an intuitive file manager that records exposure settings, magnifications and other parameters for easy future reference. The DP26 attaches to the microscope via a standard C-mount.
For more information on the DP26 microscope camera, visit www.olympusamerica.com/dp26 or contact Peter Mabanglo of Olympus at 1-484-896-5068 or peter.mabanglo@olympus.com.

About Olympus America Inc., Scientific Equipment Group
Olympus America Scientific Equipment Group provides innovative microscope imaging solutions for researchers, doctors, clinicians and educators. Olympus microscope systems offer unsurpassed optics, superior construction and system versatility to meet the ever-changing needs of microscopists, paving the way for future advances in life science.

About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas: Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include:

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products;
  • Advanced research, clinical and educational microscopes and research and educational digital imaging systems;
  • Industrial research, engineering, test, inspection and measuring instruments; and
  • Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves the healthcare field with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers to efficiently, reliably and more easily achieve exceptional results. Olympus develops breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality for the consumer and professional photography markets, and also is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.

Olympus and DP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Corporation, Olympus America Inc. and/or their affiliates.

The Olympus DP26 is not for clinical diagnostic use.

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