Olympus has introduced new DP26, a five megapixel colour digital camera to focus on the sample by viewing, documentation, reporting and analysis using the microscope.

Olympus claims the DP26 creates a live image without distracting artefacts such as image striping or colour ghosts, using a progressive scan mode, which is available at all supported resolutions and uses a rapid FireWire connection to the computer and monitor.

The camera via the Olympus True Colour function provides true colours, which is further enhanced when combined with the Olympus True Colour LED light source.

The high sensitivity (ISO 400) of the DP26 makes it to perform phase-contrast/dark-field microscopy or work with darkly stained samples.

In addition, the camera can differentiate even the most subtle colour differences due to the impressive colour reproducibility of the sensor.