ISOCELL HP1 introduces the industry’s first 200MP resolution based on 0.64-micron pixels and new ChameleonCell pixel array technology
Samsung Electronics, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology, introduces ISOCELL HP1, the industry’s first 200-megapixel (MP) image sensor with 0.64 µm pixels, and ISOCELL GN5, the first image sensor to adopt Dual Pixel Pro full directional focus technology with two Photodiodes in a single pixel 1.0 µm.
“Samsung has pioneered ultra-high-resolution pixel technologies that take high-resolution image sensors to the next level. By breaking barriers and ISOCELL GN5 with ultra-fast AF, Samsung will continue to lead the trend toward the next generation of mobile imaging technologies.”
ISOCELL HP1 – Capture the world with 200MP 8K video
Based on Samsung’s most advanced 0.64µm pixels, the industry’s first portable 200MP image sensor delivers high resolution in a small package that fits snugly in today’s mobile devices. With ISOCELL HP1, images contain an amazing amount of detail that keeps them sharp even when cropped or resized.
For the best low-light imaging, ISOCELL HP1 features all-new ChameleonCell pixel binning technology that uses a two-by-four or full-pixel layout depending on the environment. In a low-light environment, the HP1 converts to a 12.5MP image sensor with 2.56µm pixels by fusing 16 adjacent pixels. The newly formed 2.56-micron pixel is capable of greater absorption and sensitivity to light, resulting in brighter and clearer images indoors or at night. In bright outdoor environments, the 200 million-pixel sensor can capture ultra-clear images on mobile devices.
ISOCELL HP1 can shoot 8K video at 30 frames per second (fps) with minimal field-of-view loss. The HP1 combines four adjacent pixels to reduce the resolution to 50 megapixels or 8192 x 6144 to shoot 8K (7680 x 4320) videos without having to crop or downgrade the full image resolution.
ISOCELL GN5 – Ultra HD high-resolution photos with autofocus
This is the industry’s first 1.0μm image sensor to integrate Dual Pixel Pro, an omnidirectional autofocus technology that can greatly increase autofocus capabilities. This technology places two photodiodes, the industry’s smallest, within each 1.0 micrometer of pixels of the sensor, either horizontally or vertically, to recognize standard changes in all directions. With one million omnidirectional phase-detection photodiodes covering all sensor areas, the ISOCELL GN5’s autofocus is instant, enabling sharper images in bright or low light environments.
The image sensor also uses Samsung’s proprietary pixel technology, which applies Front Deep Trench Isolation (FDTI) to an industry-first Dual Pixel product. Despite the size of the microscopic photodiode, the FDTI enables each photodiode to absorb and retain more light information, improving the full-well capacity (FWC) of the photodiodes and reducing intra-pixel crosstalk.
Samsung ISOCELL HP1 and GN5 samples are currently available.
* Samsung first announced its ISOCELL technology in 2013, which reduces color interference between pixels by placing a physical barrier, allowing smaller pixels to achieve higher color accuracy. Building on this technology, Samsung introduced the industry’s first 1.0 µm image sensor in 2015 and a 0.9 pixel sensor in 2017. Samsung continues to improve its pixel isolation methods using ISOCELL Plus and ISOCELL 2.0 technologies.
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