(Pocket-lint) – Samsung Electronics has lifted the lid on its rumoured 200-megapixel Isocell HP1 digital camera sensor.
Designed with 0.64μm pixels, the sensor manages to stay sufficiently small for smartphone use, but provide extremely excessive resolutions.
It additionally tackles the problem of low gentle pictures, that may be affected by smaller pixels – smaller pixels imply much less gentle getting to every pixel – by way of what Samsung calls ChameloenCell know-how. It is a pixel-binning know-how that adapts the sensor use to cut back decision for elevated low gentle assist.
It successfully adjustments pixel reception to two-by-two, four-by-four or full pixel structure relying on the lighting circumstances.
Due to this fact, the sensor can change right into a 12-megapixel configuration, with 2.56μm pixel sizes when lighting is poor, and again to as much as 200-megapixels when vivid.
The Isocell HP1 can also be able to capturing 8K video at 30fps with minimal loss. It merges pixels to create an 8192 x 6144 video decision, which permits seize at 7680 x 4320 (8K) with out the necessity to crop or scale down the picture.
There’s each likelihood that Samsung will undertake the Isocell HP1 in its 2022 flagship telephone releases – maybe the Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely shall be its first? Different producers are additionally interested by adopting the brand new sensor.
Samsung has additionally introduced the Isocell GN5, a 50-megapixel 1.0μm picture sensor that makes use of Twin pixel know-how for the primary time.
This drastically boosts autofocus capabilities, particularly.
Writing by Rik Henderson. Initially printed on .