If developing high-resolution camera sensors is art, then for sure, Samsung is Picasso for sure. Samsung has introduced “ISOCELL GN1”, the latest addition to its series of innovations. ISOCELL GN1 is the first 50MP autofocus camera sensor to be ever made. This new 50 MP sensor would offer pixels as sharp as 1.2 micrometers. This would improve the lowlight performance of the camera drastically. The company has also claimed that ISOCELL GN1 is the only camera senor to support both Tetracell and Dual pixel technologies.
This new sensor has two photodiodes uniquely placed along with each other, enabling them to detect light coming from the most challenging angles. Also, the sensor is equipped with 100 million PDAF( Phase Detection Autofocus Agents), which makes it’s auto focussing capabilities the very best in the world.
What makes the sensor even more special is its ability to focus on an object in motion, even inmeager light conditions. Output for a single pixel is created after merging the results from the photodiodes positioned next to each other.The company’s new algorithm can help extract information from every photodiode. The result is an image with a resolution similar to what a 100 MP lens can offer. In its default setting, ISOCELL GN1 can create a 12.5 MP picture by using Tetracell technology.
We are not done yet, and there is more to this new revolutionary sensor by Samsung. It supports 8k recording of videos at 30 frames per second. It has gyro tech-powered Electronic Image Stabilization. Smart ISO will automatically select the best ISO levels based upon the lighting of the environment. Another feather to its crown is the real-time capturing of HDR videos. Now all of these features really make ISOCELL GN1, one of its kind and an exciting prospect.
Smartphones powered by ISOCELL GN1 will expectedly hit the global markets in the last quarter of 2020 as Samsung has stated that the company will start the mass production of the sensors from May 2020. ISOCELL GN1 will power mostly the flagships and mid-range smartphones manufactured by the likes of Realme, Oppo, Vivo, and Samsung, ofcourse.
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