Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Camera conference > Olympus E-330

Olympus E-330 E-330 specific discussion.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30th June 2010
Dogcow's Avatar
Dogcow Dogcow is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 371
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 25 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oly 330 is used in cancer research

According to the Gizmag website, the Rice University (Houston, Texas) is using an Oly E-330 in the detection of cancer cells.
The camera is coupled to a fibre optic device whereas an imaging technique using fluorescent dye can detect oral cancer cells.



The main benefit of this system is the low cost thanks to the relative inexpensive Olympus camera.

I always thought that they were fixed on canikon systems in these kind of research, but apparently some researchers have seen the light… ;-)

Karel
__________________
Visit my panorama site: http://www.360vr.nl
Twitter: 360vr_nl
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dogcow For This Useful Post:
Barr1e (24th December 2010)
  #2  
Old 30th June 2010
PaulE PaulE is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mid Wales
Posts: 330
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Oly 330 is used in cancer research

It was for situations just like this that I argued the case for open source firmware on here a while ago - I was going to quote the article you mention as just one example where it could be extremely useful if the users could alter the camera to exactly their needs but the debate fizzled out quickly so I left the thread to die. TBH I reckon it's only the E330 liveview that drew them to Olympus in this case - as I'm sure they would have more collective experience to draw on and have a greater ability to alter the camera to suit had they used canikon gear instead.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30th June 2010
Dogcow's Avatar
Dogcow Dogcow is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 371
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 25 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Oly 330 is used in cancer research

Ah, I missed your 'open firmware' thread. But that is an interesting discussion.
I do not know to what extend the RAW processing algorithm is proprietary. I can imagine that each sensor uses its own 'Bayer array' configuration and that the proper processing algorithms are considered intellectual property of the designers.
But I am speculating here as I don't know how common these algorithms are.
__________________
Visit my panorama site: http://www.360vr.nl
Twitter: 360vr_nl
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24th December 2010
Lord Minty's Avatar
Lord Minty Lord Minty is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bedford, UK
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Oly 330 is used in cancer research

A bit of a late reply but...

I wonder if Olympus will look to productionise this technology given they are very big in medical optics? It'd give Olympus Imaging some well earned ROI from the E-330 technology.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Major UK magazine research event tomorrow evening Ian Events 3 24th July 2008 08:53 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:29 PM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger