Patent Number: 7,465,908

Title: Image acquisition apparatus for use with a microscope, an image recording system that uses the image acquisition apparatus, and an image storage method

Abstract: An image acquisition apparatus is disclosed that includes: an image pickup element that acquires images obtained using a microscope; a change detector that detects the amount of change between an image acquired by the image pickup element and a subsequent image acquired by the image pickup element; and a data-reduction processor that enables reduced-data images to be output, as well as images that have not been subject to data reduction or that have been subject to a different rate of data-reduction depending on the amount of change detected by the change detector. An image recording system that uses the image acquisition apparatus is also disclosed, as well as an associated method.

Inventors: Kishida; Hironori (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-12-16 0:00:00