A 200MP cat to promote Samsung’s ISOCELL image sensor

This post is by Jose Antunes from ProVideo Coalition

A 200MP cat to promote Samsung’s ISOCELL image sensorPaving the way for its newest imaging sensor, Samsung Electronics printed a picture of a cat on an enormous 616 square meter-sized canvas, about one and a half times the size of a basketball court.

Introduced September 2021, the ISOCELL HP1 is the industry’s first mobile image sensor to support 200MP. Based on Samsung’s most advanced 0.64μm-sized pixels, the ISOCELL HP1 brings such ultrahigh resolution in a small package that fits comfortably in today’s handheld devices. With the ISOCELL HP1, pictures hold an astonishing amount of detail that helps the image stay sharp even when cropped or resized. The Motorola Frontier smartphone, which will be launched in July, will have this sensor, and so will the Xiaomi 12 Ultra, a smartphone developed with Leica.

A 200MP cat to promote Samsung’s ISOCELL image sensorThe ISOCELL HP1 can take 8K videos at 30 frames-per-second (fps) with minimum loss in the field of view. The HP1 merges four neighboring pixels to bring the resolution down to 50MP or 8,192 x 6,144 to take 8K (7,680 x 4,320) videos without the need to crop or scale down the full image resolution.

For ultimate low-light photography, the ISOCELL HP1 features an all-new ChameleonCell technology, a pixel-binning technology that uses a two-by-two, four-by-four or full pixel layout depending on the environment. In a low-lit environment, the HP1 transforms into a 12.5MP image sensor with large 2.56μm pixels by merging 16 neighboring pixels. The newly formed 2.56μm pixel is capable of more light absorption and sensitivity, producing brighter and clearer photos in in-doors or in the evening. In bright outdoor environments, the sensor’s 200-million pixels can capture ultra-high-definition photography on mobile devices.

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