Olympus DP72 Digital Camera

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Olympus DP72 Digital Camera

The DP72 uses a 1.45 million pixel CCD with a Bayer color filter. To increase the spatial resolution, the CCD is coupled to pixel-shifting technology; resulting in images with an ultra-high resolution of 4140 x 3086 pixels. It can be adapted to best suit imaging requirements with 4 different resolution options. This camera is an excellent choice for a wide range of imaging applications including fluorescence; incorporating excellent sensitivity, Peltier cooling, and a unique SFL (super fluorescence) auto-exposure mode. When sensitivity is critical, switch to our custom monochrome mode and drastically reduce exposure times and increase contrast. Experiments may be recorded as a series of images, an AVI, or streamed as an MPEG-1. The DP72 delivers superb image quality for a broad range of applications.

In addition to sRGB, the DP72 supports AdobeRGB, which provides a larger color gamut, is supported in addition to conventional sRGB, for higher-fidelity recording of slight differences in color in dye speciments. In Particular, green regions can be more clearly reproduced.

Developed by Olympus, the camera control software has easy-to-use menus and is packed with features that maximize and streamline workflow. The intuitive graphic user interface is based on an advanced, multi-functional photomicrography concept. Included in the program is an interface to control the Olympus IX81 or BX61 motorized microscopes. Acquired images are sent automatically to the image management interface and stored images, displayed as thumbnails, are easily dragged and dropped for viewing. In addition, there is a 7 channel image merging function where fluorescence and DIC combinations can be merged into one multi-color image.

This camera also makes a great tool for teaching or consults. Set the camera for full screen display, interface it to an LCD projector, and a room full of observers are able to view the specimen simultaneously.


* 12.8 Megapixel resolution for greater image detail
* Intuitive, easy-to-use software, with customizable toolbar, for image acquisition and management
* 15 frames per second live display at full resolution (1360 x 1024)
* 3 live image preview windows: full screen, full resolution, and zoom
* 2X live zoom preview with panning
* Peltier cooled to 10º C below ambient
* 12-bit color depth for superb color fidelity (12-bit saved as a 48-bit file)
* 4 selectable image resolutions: 4140 x 3096, 2070 x 1548, 1360 x 1024, & 680 x 512
* 4 selectable ISO sensitivities; 200, 400, 800, and 1600
* Exposure times ranging from 1/44,000 sec. to 60 sec. (millisec. units also)
* 2 x 2 or 4 x 4 binning: increases sensitivity and preview frame rate
* Levels adjustment: live and post processing
* Time-lapse: acquire a series of images as an AVI, or MPEG-1 movie
* IX81 and BX61 microscope control
* Shutter control
* 3 Autofocus aids for easy focusing
* Scale bar (calibrate objectives), annotation, and time/date labeling
* Autosave files
* Image merging with pixel registration
* Shading correction
* TWAIN interface: works with Microsoft applications, Photoshop, many Laboratory Information Software companies (LIS), and other 3 rd party software

DP72 Image Acquisition Interface:

The DP72 has advanced, multi-functional software developed to optimize real-time acquisition conditions. It is based on a simple easy-to-use photomicrography concept that utilizes spot metering and bracketing to fine-tune exposure settings.

Software Features:

An Auto Super Fl mode (SFL) utilizes a special algorithm (different from the autoexpose algorithm used for brightfield observation) that automatically sets the correct exposure time. The combination of a Peltier cooled CCD and the one-touch black background correction function enables acquisition of superb low-noise fluorescence images.Two available binning options increase sensitivity and preview screen frame rates for rapid framing and focusing. An ultra-fast full resolution (1360 x 1024) frame rate of up to 15 frames per second makes framing and focusing fast and easy.

A time-lapse function allows a series of images to be acquired in a sequence or in an AVI format and played back immediately. Or stream images at 15 frames per second to create an AVI movie. Images are acquired, saved, and viewed simultaneously with the easy-to-view thumbnail display system. Resulting images are saved as TIFFs, Multi-TIFFS, JPEG, BMP, and PICT.

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