DP80 Dual Color & Moniochrome Digital Camera

Olympus offers a unique combination of both color pixel-shifting technology and sensitive monochrome imaging with the DP80, a dual color and monochrome digital camera. The DP80 offers up to 12.5-megapixels of digital color for brightfield microscopy while also providing 14-bit, high sensitivity and low-noise monochrome imaging for fluorescence microscopy. Enclosed within a single camera unit, two individual CCDs are embedded within the electronics and mechanical optics of the DP80 to perform separate imaging functions-truly a 2-1 camera functionality.
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  • 12.5 Megapixel capture for fine image detail
  • Piezo-driven motor switching between color and monochrome sensors
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use cellSens®* software, with a combine color & monochrome image tool, for image acquisition, analysis and management
  • 15 frames per second live display at full frame resolution 1360 x 1024 (1x1)
  • Peltier cooled to 10° C below ambient
  • 12-bit color depth for superb color fidelity & 14-bit monochrome for high dynamic range
  • 2x2 & 4x4 binning for increased sensitivity and preview frame rate
  • Time-lapse acquisition option, save as an AVI or MPEG-1 movie
  • 2 Autofocus aids for easy focusing
  • Scale bar, annotation, and time/date labeling
  • Shading correction
  • Photo-bleaching correction for widefield color fluorescence

Unique 2-in-1 Camera Functionality

This camera truly offers the highest quality for both color and monochrome imaging requirements within a single camera, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of imaging applications. The DP80 incorporates excellent sensitivity, Peltier cooling, and a unique SFL (super fluorescence) auto-exposure mode with the Bayer-mask CCD for color widefield fluorescence. When extra sensitivity is crucial or multi-channel fluorescence is required, switch to the dedicated monochrome CCD to capture dim fluorescence signals. Since color images and multi-channel images are acquired through a unified interface, combining RGB color with other channels is effortless and automatically centered. With cellSens, experiments may be recorded as a series of images, an AVI, or streamed as an MPEG-1.

*DP80 and cellSens are not for clinical diagnostic use.

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