The DSX500i is a high-resolution inverted motorized scope with 13x zoom optics. This scope offers a new level of inverted metallographic microscopy with its operating simplicity and absolute reliability.
The DSX500i provides a new way to see. No need to look through eyepieces, everything you need is on the screen. Operate the instrument with touch panel or mouse. What's more, virtually anyone of any experience level can use this new system efficiently. The screen guides the operator through the process, from inspection to measurement to analysis to final report. Short, simple steps. Quick results.
Three User Modes Meet Operator Experience Levels and Job Demands
Select Tutorial, Operator or Advanced Mode to best match the experience of your operator and the job at hand. Operator Mode can be customized to match operator experience or to speed up routine work. The operator's ID and password open the application, and automatically sets the scope to the operator's preferred mode, observation, analysis, and measurement settings.
Even first-time users can follow the suggestions of the system and it will create the image that meets their needs.
Provides the flexibility and power advanced users need while retaining an intuitive and simple to use interface.
This customizable mode is ideal for routine work as all non-essential menus can be eliminated.
New Touch Screen User Interface
GUI enables a direct, comfortable operation
In the past, operators had to make complicated adjustments on their microscope to achieve their desired results; with the DSX500i, it's simple. Once the sample is in place, everything is controlled by touch screen, computer mouse or joystick - inspection position, focus, zoom, illumination, and choice of inspection methods. All controls are direct and easily performed. In addition, auto-focus and auto-gain ensure illumination and focus are correct.
Macro Map: Always Know Where You Are
As you adjust the zoom magnification to a higher level the area you can see at one time is reduced. The system automatically records a full field of view image in a separate macro window. On this full field image your location on the sample is noted and updated as you move your sample. In addition, if you use the panorama function it will be displayed in the macro window to provide the same convenience on an even larger area.
Macro map always shows where you are
Optical Zoom Gets You Closer Your Sample
Zoom in on your sample
Change the magnification to fit your needs with the DSX optical zoom. You can also select specific magnifications, such as 100x, 400x, etc., in order to meet industrial standards (ISO, ASTM, DIN, JIS) for observing metallographic structures. The DSX500i lens provides an optical zoom of 13x and digital zoom of 30x.
The leading-edge digital technology of this microscope lets you see more than any other microscope can. Before, only experts with years of experience could adjust microscopes to achieve optimum images. The DSX500i allows any operator to do that with an easy to use interface. Now all it takes is a touch of the finger to follow a few easy steps to achieve the ideal image for inspection or analysis.
Best Image Function Ensures Optimum Microscope Performance
Now you can operate your system just by choosing the image that works best for you, and the DSX500i will set the necessary parameters to achieve that image. That ensures the best possible image, whether looking for defects, uneven surfaces, or foreign objects. Anyone can operate the system, beginner or expert, and it can be customized for each operator or advanced user.
HDR Gives High-Definition Visuals that Go Beyond the Human Eye
Samples may appear differently depending on the quality of material, surface conditions, or illumination methods. The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function on the DSX500i combines several images taken at different exposures to very accurately correct brightness differences on the sample surface. HDR provides high-fidelity images that show not only textures but also flaws and defects that were undetectable before. Glare can also be reduced for more comfortable observation.
WiDER Provides Easy Inspection of Samples with High Reflectance Difference
If the non-reflective area cannot be seen, merely increasing the illumination power is often not enough, because glare can occur. Olympus intelligent image processing technology eliminates these problems with WiDER, a proprietary system that works effectively with live images, is ready to go at the click of a button, and takes care of the high contrast problems in real time. No blackouts. No glare.
Change Observation Methods with One Click
A click of a button gives you the image you want on screen
With virtually every industrial observation method at hand, it's easy to choose the proper one for the current task. No complicated adjustments needed.
MIX Observation Method Easily Detects Defects and Imperfections
MIX combines BF with DF LED illumination, something conventional microscopes cannot do. With bright-field visibility and added dark-field detection capabilities, defects and imperfections can easily be detected.
Bright-field observation. The most common method with optical microscopes.
Dark-field observation. Illuminate from the side to emphasize imperfections. Best method for identifying defects.
Differential Interference Contrast observation. The method to use when inspecting uneven surfaces or nanometer level imperfections.
Simple polarized light observation. It is a valuable technique for observing surface with polarized characteristics, such as polished metal.
Use bright-field (BF) and dark-field (DF) observation methods at the same time, a mix of BF ease of observation and DF ease of detection.
The DSX500i requires no extensive knowledge or special techniques to show you exactly what you want to see. By calling on leading-edge electronic technology, you can now see what was unclear or impossible before.
Panoramic Images Include Areas beyond the Field of View
On the DSX500i there is no such thing as "outside the field of view." Just move the observation position on the screen, and the motorized stage will move the sample to that place. As the stage moves, the system automatically stitches images into a single large field of view, in real time. Where conventional microscopes reduce field area with increases in magnification, Panoramic View maintains the original field while giving closeup clarity - with 2D, extended focus or the combination.
Panoramic photos - Use the mouse or your finger to select the areas you want to see.
Extended Focal Image (EFI) Allows You to View an Uneven Sample in Focus across the Sample
For example, even the most carefully polished sample will show different heights where different materials meet. With conventional system at high magnification, such unevenness is out of focus and indistinct. The DSX500i moves the focus to the higher portion of the sample and creates an image of the entire field that is perfectly in focus.
Color Enhancement Feature Shows Only What You Want to See
Color enhancement mode highlights the color you want to see and leaves the rest in monochrome, making it much easier to find defects.
With settings held in memory and easily recalled, observations can be done in repeatable conditions
The DSX500i offers a motorized stage so that it moves to exactly where you specify, and acquire images (2D, EFI) according to the conditions you set. The acquisition conditions, including stage coordinates, observation method, etc. can be saved in a file and recalled at any time. This means that any operator can easily repeat any inspection and measurement.
Customizable Report Function Makes Generating Report Simple and Easy
With the DSX500i, you can perform an observation or measurement, and the system will automatically generate the relevant reports.
Olympus guarantees the reliability of the DSX500i microscope because they are born of Olympus optical and digital technology. Glare is minimized and color reproduction is real. And to make sure of that, Olympus uses the perfect combination of CCD chip and graphic board. The sample is reproduced with such accuracy it's like a new dimension.
High-Quality Optics Let You See Into Another Dimension
The optical technology and dedicated lenses
The DSX Series is the culmination of Olympus long history of superior engineering and design capabilities as well as proven manufacturing quality. In the clear images produced by the DSX500i opto-digital microscope, you'll find neither flare nor distortion, unheard of in other digital microscopes.
Dedicated DSX500i Field Lenses Make High-Grade Image Dissection a Simple Matter
These new 10x and 40x lenses were designed and manufactured for the DSX500i. They combine high NA and wide-field view as never before. Just zoom in and achieve extremely high resolution. What's more, you can also use other standard Olympus UIS2 lenses.
High Resolution 18MP Images Reproduced with a High-Performance CCD*
Olympus High-performance CCD is the engine that shows exactly what our high-quality optics reveals. The image shift function ensures high fidelity with fine detail processing, so the clarity extends from corner to corner.
*4800x3600 pixels, 3CCD mode conversion triples the pixel count
LED Illumination Gives Picture-Perfect Inspection While Reducing Energy
New LED illumination not only assures accurate observation, but also provides low running costs. Most importantly, the color does not change with the LED's intensity thus minimizing the need for white balancing. And the long working life of the LEDs means the instruments are virtually maintenance free.
Precision Measurement with Absolute Reliability that Cannot Be Matched by Conventional Digital Microscopes
The DSX500i shows Olympus dedication to accurate measurement with its telecentric optics and stabilized frame design. The measurements are accurate and repeatable.
Accuracy and Repeatability Guaranteed
The DSX500i provides precise and repeatable measurements. The accuracy is traceable to national standard.
*Calibration by Olympus or dealer specialists necessary
Traceability diagram from a DSX500 series opto-digital microscope
Auto-Calibration Eliminates User Errors
Proper calibration is crucial to precise measurements, and with the Olympus DSX500 series, any operator can calibrate simply and accurately. This eliminates any differences that occur when different operators calibrate.
Various 2D Measuring Items
Any DSX500i microscope comes equipped for 2D measuring items that are required for an inverted metallographic microscope. And the result of inspection and measurement can be reported by the same application software.
Basic measurements includes distance between two points, polygonal curve, perpendicular, distance between centers of circles, angle, area of a circle, free hand
Analysis functions include particle analysis, flat measurement, and caliper measurement A wide-range of measurement items - enable measurement from every side for various applications
Vibration Compensation Perfects the Observation/Measurement Environment
The DSX500i frame provides stability even at high magnification, and the anti-vibration function further eliminates any additional blur caused by vibration. This software ensures accurate measurement.
Without anti-vibration compensation With anti-vibration compensation
Advanced Materials Analysis Capability Is Available Through OLYMPUS Stream
Granularity analysis, cast iron analysis, non-ferrous metal inclusions analysis, chart comparisons-virtually every analysis necessary in metallography evaluation can be done with OLYMPUS Stream image analysis software*. At the touch of a button, Olympus Stream software starts up and accesses all the data in the DSX500i files, including basic calibration data, and offers a diverse and flexible workflow that moves from measurement to analysis to report production.
* Available as an option.
Learn more about the OLYMPUS Stream >
Cast iron analysis Grain sizing intercept
Grain sizing planimetric Non-metallic inclusion analysis
|Main frame||Zoom ratio||13.5x optical zoom (0.26X-3.5X), 30x with digital zoom|
|Mountable objective lens||DSX dedicated objective lens||XLMPLFLN10X,XLMPLFLN40X|
|UIS2 objective lens||
|Accuracy and Repeatability (X-Y plane)*2||Accuracy of magnification||±3%|
|Repeatability of magnification||3σn-1= ±2%|
|Illumination||Embedded standard||Bright field: LED, Dark field: LED|
|Optional illumination||High intensity LED*1|
1/1.8 inch, 2.01 megapixels, Color CCD ( Total pixels : 2.10 megapixels)
Total pixels : 1688(H) x 1248(V)
Available pixels : 1628(H) x 1236(V)
Effective pixels : 1600(H) x 1200(V)
|Cooling method||Peltier cooling|
|Scan mode||Progressive scan|
|Frame rate||15fps / 27fps with binning mode|
Normal : 1194×1194(1:1)/1592×1194(4:3)
Fine : 1194×1194(1:1)/1592×1194(4:3)
Super fine : 3594×3594(1:1)/4792×3594(4:3)
|Sensitivity||ISO100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 equivalent|
|LCD monitor||Size||23" with Touch panel and Full HD color LCD monitor|
|Weight||Approx. 38.6kg(Main frame, Motorized stage, LCD Monitor, Control box, Controller)|
|Input rating||100-120V/220-240V, 185VA, 50/60Hz*2|
*1 Cannot be used with the embedded standard LED.
*2 Calibration by Olympus or dealer specialists necessary.
*3 The stroke may be limited depending on the objective lens mounted.
|DSX500i Series Objective Lens|
|Series||Model||Perforcal distance||N.A.||W.D. (mm)||Actual F.O.V. (μｍ）*3||Total Magnification*4|
|DSX dedicated objective lens||XLMPLFLN10XDSX *1||75mm||0.3||30.0||1,960-151||139x-1,803x|
|UIS2 objective lens||MPLFLN1.25X *2||45mm||0.04||3.5||15,684-1,206||17x-225x|
*1 DF and MIX are not available
*2 Available for BF only
*3 At aspect ratio 1:1 (with factory default value)
*4 At aspect ration 1:1
The Super HDR Option Provides Even Greater Imaging Performance for Your DSX500i Microscope
Your DSX500i comes standard with ease of operation and high reliability beyond any other industrial microscope. But if you need more efficient observation, the super HDR option provides it.
When you need higher image quality without sacrificing speed, Olympus offers our Super HDR software. This software offers two modes, in the fast mode, you have increased frame speed while in fine mode you achieve finer definition than the standard HDR mode.
As the SNR is higher, influence of noise is lower to get a better image.
* Refresh rate is the number of times a display's image is refreshed per second. It depends on observation conditions (exposure time, reflection and so on).
Fast HDR Mode
Fine HDR Mode