posted Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 3:30 PM EDT
Samsung has introduced a brand new smartphone picture sensor, the ISOCELL HP3. The 200-megapixel picture sensor options the business’s smallest pixels at simply 0.56 micrometers. In comparison with its 200MP ISOCELL HP1 picture sensor, Samsung’s newest sensor has 12 p.c smaller pixels, leading to a 20 p.c smaller digicam module space. With a smaller module space, producers could make smaller and thinner smartphones.
Samsung has loads of expertise with high-megapixel smartphone sensors after first releasing a 108MP sensor in 2019. Final fall, Samsung introduced the ISOCELL HP1, a 200MP sensor with a 0.64-micrometer pixel measurement. It is fairly a special strategy in comparison with an organization like Apple, who continues to make use of 12-megapixel picture sensors in its smartphones. To cope with points in low-light, Samsung’s ISOCELL HP3 sensor makes use of Tetra 2 pixel expertise. This enables the sensor to mix 4 or 16 pixels into 1, making a 50MP or 12.5MP sensor, respectively. These lower-megapixel pixel preparations provide 1.12 micrometer and a pair of.24-micrometer pixel sizes, respectively.
To ship expanded dynamic vary efficiency, the ISOCELL HP3 makes use of an improved model of Samsung’s Sensible-ISO Professional function. The expertise merges picture info from two conversion good points at high and low ISO modes to create an HDR picture. The upgraded Sensible-ISO Professional function features a new triple ISO mode that additional expands dynamic vary efficiency. Additional, Sensible-ISO permits the sensor to “categorical photographs in over 4 trillion colours (14-bit colour depth), 64 instances extra colour than the predecessor’s 68 billion (12-bit).”
“Samsung has constantly led the picture sensor market development by means of its expertise management in high-resolution sensors with the smallest pixels,” stated JoonSeo Yim, Government Vice President of Sensor Enterprise Group at Samsung Electronics. “With our newest and upgraded 0.56μm 200MP ISOCELL HP3, Samsung will push on to ship epic resolutions past skilled ranges for smartphone digicam customers.”
ISOCELL HP3 can document 4K/120p video and 8K video at as much as 30p. There might be a slight crop issue for 8K video, though exact specs have not been disclosed. The sensor consists of Tremendous QPD autofocus expertise. Samsung writes, “Tremendous QPD makes use of a single lens over four-adjacent pixels to detect the section variations in each horizontal and vertical instructions. This paves method for a extra correct and faster auto focusing for smartphone digicam customers.”
The Samsung ISOCELL HP3 sensor will start mass manufacturing later this yr.