Olympus DP20 Digital Camera

Olympus Updated: 2007-09-10
Olympus DP20 Digital Camera

The DP20 is a 2 megapixel digital color camera with an ultra-fast, full-resolution live image preview of 15 frames per second. This easy-to-use, stand-alone digital camera was designed to output the full 2 megapixel image at a real-time rate of 15 frames per second directly to a 1600 x 1200 Ultra eXtended Graphics Array, UXGA, high-definition monitor (not included).

The DP20 digital camera is ideal for a broad range of clinical, diagnostic, and educational applications with its rapid, real-time live display, stunning color, and crisp detail. Pathologists, cytologists, hematologists, and microbiologists are sure to love the accurate color reproduction of their specimens. This is also a great camera for a wide range of end users who require a camera for documentation purposes including bright fluorescence.

Broadcasting images for consultation or training is simple with optional MicroSuite™ FIVE software and the Olympus NetCam. DP20 users can share images easily with colleagues or students in other locations. The primary user can manually or automatically adjust the camera parameters while remote users can view live images at 800 x 600 or 640 x 480 pixel resolution.

The 2 megapixel DP20 uses a 1200 x 1600 pixel Bayer mask CCD and interfaces to a computer via USB2.0 technology for rapid image download. It uses a 12-bit analog to digital converter, recording subtle color differences important for accurate color reproduction. The result is images with outstanding color and fine detail.
Designed with the same photomicrography concept as other popular Olympus cameras, the DP20 is offered as an easy-to-use, stand-alone solution; ideal when precious bench space is limited. The camera is controlled from a convenient stand-alone handset control box which is newly designed and ergonomic; operation is smooth with the functional key layout. Imaging is quick and easy. Set the camera to automatically expose and white balance the image or fine tune the exposure manually. An over/under exposure notification ensures images are perfect every time.

Images are recorded to CompactFlash™, TypeI , storage media; up to 4 MB maximum. The included software downloads images rapidly, via USB2.0 connectivity, after which they can be easily viewed. The DP20 digital camera can be controlled by optional Olympus MicroSuite FIVE software.

The DP20 digital camera offers an assortment of simple tools that are designed to streamline workflow. A focus indicator combined with the 2X and 4X digital zoom and rapid display make framing and focusing effortless. A scale bar may be overlayed on the image with settings for up to seven magnifications. There are three simple measurement tools, allowing up to ten different measurements: Point-to-point distance, circle radius, circle diameter, circle area and distance between the centers of two circles. Measurement tool works on a UXGA display only.


* 2 Megapixel easy-to-use, stand-alone camera system; records images to CompactFlash®
* 12-bit color depth for outstanding color fidelity
* 15 frames per second live image preview at full resolution (1600 x 1200 UXGA)
* Color or monochrome mode
* USB2.0 connectivity with intuitive software to download images
* Automatic exposure and white balance. Manual mode for fine tuning
* 2X and 4X live zoom preview with panning
* 5 image quality modes: 1600 x 1200 SHQ TIFF or JPEG, 1600 x 1200 HQ JPEG, and 1280 x 960 SQ JPEG (high and low compression)
* 3 selectable ISO sensitivities; 100, 200, and 400
* Exposure times ranging from 1/20,000 sec. to 2 sec.
* Autofocus aid for easy focusing
* Scale bar settings (seven)
* Simple measurement tools: Point-to-point distance, circle radius, circle diameter, circle area and the distance between the centers of two circles.