Samsung launched the first 200-megapixel sensor in September 2021, but there has been no phone launch with that technology yet. However, it does not imply that the company is going to take a break, because they have just announced the new 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 camera sensor.
While it might appear like a great accomplishment, you might be surprised to know that the camera actually measures in a relatively smaller depth of 1/1.4 inches. For those curious, the 50-megapixel ISOCELL GN1 found in the Google Pixel 6 is a 1/1.31-inch in resolution. Although the original HP1 200-megapixel sensor measures at 1/1.22-inches.
Samsung''s Latest 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor is Smaller on the market.
It would also indicate that the actual pixel size of the new ISOCELL HP3 by Samsung would be smaller. Considering how the original ISOCELL HP3 is smaller, the new sensor would also allow larger pixels.
If you think this isn''t a big deal, then you should note that larger pixels are better for capturing light, especially in situations where there is not enough light. However, Samsung is developing a sensor that can improve light performance.
The HP3 is also capable of nine-in-one binning that combines data from nine adjacent pixels and produces an image that is capable of being compared to a 2.24-micron sensor. At the moment, we cannot guarantee how good the new sensor will be.
The reduction in camera module size should make other cameras more attractive.
The Samsung ISOCELL HP3 also has several features, including an Super QPD (a technology that allows all autofocus on all the pixels), and an 8K/30FPS, 4K/120FPS recording, a Smart-ISO Pro, and staggered HDR capabilities.
Samsung has mentioned that the ISOCELL HP3 samples are available to manufacturers with the mass production starting later this year. There is no timetable for the first smartphone with this sensor, but we will notify you as soon as we hear more.
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