Samsung Introduces Four New ISOCELL Camera Sensors

Sep 16, 2020 News

Samsung Introduces Four New ISOCELL Camera Sensors

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the launch of the 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor. Today, Samsung introduced four new Samsung ISOCELL image sensors: ISOCELL HM2, ISOCELL GW3, ISOCELL GM5, and ISOCELL JD1 which will help reduce the size of the camera bumps.

In the long term, Samsung plans to expand the ultra-high-resolution offerings to mainstream smartphones. Smaller sensor pixels can often reduce the light collection capabilities of a sensor. This usually means poorer low-light performance while upping the risk of noise within images .

 For ultra-high-resolution image sensors, even a difference as small as 0.1μm-per pixel can have a significant impact on the overall size of the sensor as well as the height of the camera module. Samsung’s newest sensors are now 0.7μm-per pixel which is 15% smaller than the 0.8μm sensors of the same resolution. The height of the sensors has also been reduced by 10%.

ISOCELL H2M is Samsung’s third 108Mp image sensor which employs the Nonacell (9:1) pixel binning technique alongside 3x lossless zoom. It can even record videos at 4K 120 fps and contains support for enhanced phase detect auto-focus.

ISOCELL GW3 is a 64Mp-image sensor and optical size is similar to Samsung’s 0.8μm 48Mp image sensor. It is tuned especially for ultra-wide-angle cameras or for 5x periscope zoom cameras and can take more color-accurate images and videos thanks to Samsung's Smart-ISO technology. The image sensor supports video recording at up to 4K resolution at 60 frames-per-second

ISOCELL JD1 is a 32Mp image sensor at 1/3.14-inches and is ideal for phones with bezel-less or hole punched designs. The ISOCELL DJ1 is comparable in size to 0.9-micron and 1.0-micro 16-megapixel sensors from competing brands. It is also the one the first ISOCELL image sensors to offer staggered-HDR.

ISOCELL GM5 is a 48Mp-image sensor made to be used in telescoping or ultra-wide-angle cameras. It is compact 0.7-pixel size and features 5x optical telescoping sensor and supports high-speed full-HD recording at 480fps.

While the GM5 is still in sampling stage, the rest are currently confirmed to be under mass production.

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