Samsung pushes pixel measurement even additional with new digicam sensor


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Samsung has introduced a brand new symbol sensor for smartphone cameras that it says has the smallest pixels within the trade. The ISOCELL JN1 is a 50-megapixel sensor with a fairly tiny 1/2.76-inch structure, that means its pixels are simply 0.64μm in measurement. For comparability, Samsung already broke data in 2019 with the reasonably better ISOCELL Slender GH1, any other 50-megapixel sensor with 0.7μm pixels.

Standard digicam knowledge says that smaller pixels generally lead to worse symbol high quality with upper noise, so why is Samsung doing this? In line with the corporate, it’s about shape issue versatility. The sensor’s smaller measurement method it may be utilized in ultrawide or telephoto digicam modules — which can be difficult to design when measurement is at a top class — or in an effort to cut back the peak of the main digicam bump.

As with different high-resolution digicam sensors, the JN1 will employ pixel-binning era that mixes more than one pixels into one for upper mild sensitivity. On this case, Samsung says the sensor will seize 12.5-megapixel pictures with the an identical of one.28μm pixels, and the corporate could also be claiming a 16 % spice up to mild sensitivity with its ISOCELL 2.0 tech.

Surprisingly, Samsung even held a full-on live-streamed release match for this sensor, which you’ll watch right here:

Samsung says the JN1 is lately in mass manufacturing, so it’s prone to display up in smartphones sooner than too lengthy.

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