OLYMPUS TO LAUNCH FASTER DIGITAL CAMERA FOR MICROSCOPES

| July 9, 2008
07/02/2008 23:38:41

TOKYO, Jul 03, 2008 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX News Network) — Olympus Corp. (TSE:7733) said Wednesday that it will release this coming Monday a new digital camera that connects to microscopes used at medical sites and for inspections at factories.

The DP72 attaches to the top of the microscope. It has an effective pixel count of 1.45 megapixels and can capture nine frames of images in a single 3 x 3 image array equivalent to 12.8 megapixels. Image capture time has been shortened to 2.5 seconds from three seconds, making work more efficient.

The new camera also has enhanced color reproduction, enabling the display of colors closer to reality. It is expected to help researchers obtain more accurate information in pathology diagnoses.

The DP72 will have a standard price of 1.61 million yen (US$15,212). Olympus is targeting domestic sales of 1,000 units a year.


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