The new Samsung Isocell GN1 set to be a game changer for cameras on smart phones. Following an earlier Samsung GN1 article, we are learning more about this exciting technology. Features include:
- 50MP image sensor with 1.2 um pixels giving a whopping 8,160 x 6144 pixels.
- Tetracell technology – Gives higher quality by arranging pixels with the same colour filter right next to each other.
- Isocell technology – Where barriers are put to isolate pixels, allowing more light to the lens.
- Dual pixel technology – Combined with software algorithms can offer resolutions upto 100MP.
- Ultra fast focusing – Uses over 100 million phase detection focus units. Each unit has micro lenses ontop of each pixel giving definition. Uses phase detection autofocus.
- Range of sizes – Chips will come in a range of sizes for different application. Bigger chips mainly for light sensitivity.
My key thoughts
- By changing the way light hits the photodiodes can prove interesting results.
- Each pixel is said to take multiple exposure and combine then for higher HDR image.
- Uses a native ISO able to accurately adjust to brighter environments.
- The new sensor jams a lot into the technology and set to close the gap between camera phones and DSLR’s
Samsung press release – click here
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