Samsung introduces ISOCELL HP3 image sensor

Samsung recently introduced its all-new 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 image sensor with the industry’s smallest 0.56-micrometer pixels, enabling faster, more precise focusing and clear resolution for the entire area. of the captured image, according to a press release.

Samsung has been leading the trend of developing next-generation ultra-high resolution cameras since its first 108MP image sensor rollout in 2019.

Md Muyeedur Rahman, Head of Mobile Phones, Samsung Mobile, said, “Samsung, as a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology, has always led the image sensor market trend through industry leading technologies. This time again, Samsung has taken another step towards developing exceptional resolution quality for users.

This year, with the ISOCELL HP3, Samsung allows a 12% smaller pixel size compared to the 0.64 μm of the predecessor.

The image sensor contains 200 million pixels in a 1/1.4″ optical format, which is the diameter of the area captured by the camera lens.

These factors mean that the ISOCELL HP3 can achieve around a 20% reduction in camera module area, allowing smartphone makers to keep their high-end devices slim, according to the release.

The ISOCELL HP3 comes with a Super QPD autofocus solution, which means that all sensor pixels are equipped with autofocus capabilities.

Additionally, Super QPD uses a single lens on four adjacent pixels to detect phase differences in the horizontal and vertical directions.

This paves the way for more accurate and faster autofocus for smartphone camera users.

Additionally, this image sensor allows users to shoot 8K video at 30fps or 4K video at 120fps, with minimal loss in field of view when shooting 8K video.

Combined with the Super QPD solution, users can take film-like cinematic footage with their mobile devices.

When it comes to low-light experience, the ISOCELL HP3 offers the ultimate solution.

ISOCELL HP3 includes Tetra2pixel technology which combines four pixels into one to transform the 0.56μm 200MP sensor into a 1.12μm 50MP sensor or a 12.5MP sensor with 2.24μm pixels by combining 16 pixels into only one.

With this technology, the sensor can simulate a large pixel sensor to take brighter and more vibrant photos even in dark environments, such as indoors or at night, the statement adds.

Michael C. Garrison