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Olympus DP26® Camera Offers Unmatched Color Fidelity and High Resolution Images

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. and HAMBURG, Germany, August 11, 2011 – Olympus has released a new high-resolution digital color camera for microscopy, the DP26. Incorporating a 5-megapixel scientific-grade CCD sensor, the DP26 camera offers high sensitivity and brilliant, accurate color reproduction. It is ideal for displaying images on large-screen monitors.

With the Olympus DP26 camera, users can comfortably browse and focus on their samples and share data with colleagues or students, all without needing to use microscope eyepieces. Workflow efficiency is improved, and prolonged use is far less physically tiring. The DP26 generates a live image feed that is fast, fluid and free from distracting artifacts such as image striping or color ghosting. This is achieved via an advanced progressive scan mode, which is available at all supported resolutions and relies upon a fast 1394b FireWire connection to the computer. A frame rate of 16 frames per second (fps) or greater is possible at the resolutions offered by most laboratory monitors, providing comfortable live viewing. For specialty equipment capable of displaying 5 megapixels, the system can provide an impressive refresh rate of 7 fps, even at this high resolution.

The colors produced using the DP26 are true to those seen through the eyepieces, with high fidelity guaranteed via the Olympus True Color function. 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 is available in dedicated desktop and laptop versions and is fully supported by all Olympus software, including cellSens® for life science users and STREAM® for materials science users. Both software packages provide automatic shading correction, rapid white balance adjustment, auto-exposure, measurements tools and more. In addition, data is stored and accessed using an intuitive file manager that records exposure settings, magnifications and other parameters for easy future reference.

For more information on the DP26 camera in North America, phone 1-800-446-5967; visit www.olympusamerica.com/dp26 or email Peter Mabanglo peter.mabanglo@olympus.com. In Europe, contact Katja Ansmann, Marketing Communications Manager, Tel: +49 40 2 37 73 - 5913; email microscopy@olympus-europa.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, DP, cellSens and Stream are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Corporation, Olympus America Inc. and/or their affiliates.

In the U.S., Olympus cellSens products are not intended for clinical diagnostic use.