HAMBURG, Germany, Dec. 1, 2011 — For bright-field and fluorescence microscopy imaging applications, Olympus Europa Holding GmbH has released the ultraresolution DP73 and DP73WDR digital cameras. The multipurpose microscope cameras leverage the company’s expertise in pixel-shift sensors and high-end consumer digital single-lens reflex camera design to generate detailed and true-color-reproduction images, achieved using proprietary 3-CCD mode and fine detail process technologies. The DP73WDR uses the company’s WiDER (wide dynamic range) technology to ensure that each specific image area is always optimally exposed, regardless of any differences in intensity. Both cameras also include a high-definition live mode that renders sample browsing using the monitor comfortable, fluid and easy. Active Peltier cooling provides high resolution, accurate and vibrant color reproduction, and effective fluorescence performance. An improved sensor chip and a pixel-shifting mechanism produce maximum resolution of 17.28 megapixels. The 3-CCD mode improves color accuracy by capturing true RGB values for every recorded pixel without the need for color interpolation, producing high-quality images free from artifacts at any zoom level and generating results similar to those obtained using cameras with three dedicated monochrome sensor chips. The fine detail process technology produces crystal clear images at all magnifications. Imaging using sensitive fluorescence dyes is easy, thanks to the photobleaching correction mode that automatically adjusts for changes in intensity, such as those that occur during sensor pixel-shifting. The new progressive readout sensor offers a fluid 15-fps live mode at a resolution of 1600 × 1200 pixels and works in the Adobe RGB color space, representing subtle color differences with accuracy. Browsing the sample using the monitor provides strain-free viewing, while allowing high-definition data to be shared with colleagues. The DP73WDR’s WiDER technology automatically optimizes tonal curves and gain in each region of the image. This occurs in real-time and, together with the broad sensitivity range (ISO 100-1600), minimizes the effects of under- or overexposure, clearly showing all the details in very bright and very dark areas at the same time.