The new Olympus Opto-Digital Microscope DSX series was recently released in Japan. It’s significance is that features a fully integrated touch screen monitor. This technology will allow you to get “hands on” with your samples and microscopic samples. Closer than you would ever have before, its designed to be very user-friendly, all you do is place your sample on the stage and the rest of the operations are done via the touch screen display. This includes focusing, centering, and magnification. After viewing the sample you can even generate a report based on your findings.
The microscopes are only available in Japan and throughout Asia. While not yet in the US or Europe, Olympus has confirmed it does eventually plan to introduce them globally at a later date.[ source ]