Samsung declares HP1 200-megapixel telephone digicam sensor


(Pocket-lint) – Samsung Electronics has lifted the lid on its rumoured 200-megapixel Isocell HP1 digicam sensor.

Designed with 0.64μm pixels, the sensor manages to stay sufficiently small for smartphone use, but supply extremely excessive resolutions.

It additionally tackles the problem of low mild images, that may be affected by smaller pixels – smaller pixels imply much less mild getting to every pixel – by way of what Samsung calls ChameloenCell expertise. This can be a pixel-binning expertise that adapts the sensor use to cut back decision for elevated low mild assist.

It successfully adjustments pixel reception to two-by-two, four-by-four or full pixel format relying on the lighting circumstances.

Subsequently, 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 brilliant.

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 allows 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 keen on 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 expertise for the primary time.

This tremendously boosts autofocus capabilities, particularly.

Writing by Rik Henderson. Initially printed on .