(Pocket-lint) - Samsung Electronics has lifted the lid connected its rumoured 200-megapixel Isocell HP1 camera sensor.
Designed with 0.64μm pixels, the sensor manages to stay tiny capable for smartphone use, yet connection ultra precocious resolutions.
It besides tackles the contented of debased airy photography, that tin beryllium affected by smaller pixels - smaller pixels mean little airy getting to each pixel - done what Samsung calls ChameloenCell technology. This is simply a pixel-binning exertion that adapts the sensor usage to trim solution for accrued debased airy support.
It efficaciously changes pixel reception to two-by-two, four-by-four oregon afloat pixel layout depending connected the lighting circumstances.
Therefore, the sensor tin alteration into a 12-megapixel configuration, with 2.56μm pixel sizes erstwhile lighting is poor, and backmost to up to 200-megapixels erstwhile bright.
The Isocell HP1 is besides susceptible of capturing 8K video astatine 30fps with minimal loss. It merges pixels to make an 8192 x 6144 video resolution, which enables seizure astatine 7680 x 4320 (8K) without the request to harvest oregon standard down the image.
There's each accidental that Samsung volition follow the Isocell HP1 successful its 2022 flagship telephone releases - possibly the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra volition beryllium its first? Other manufacturers are besides funny successful adopting the caller sensor.
Samsung has besides announced the Isocell GN5, a 50-megapixel 1.0μm representation sensor that uses Dual pixel exertion for the archetypal time.
This greatly boosts autofocus capabilities, specifically.
Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published connected 2 September 2021.