Promises Good Photos in Various Light Conditions
Samsung announced the presence of its newest image sensor intended for smartphone cameras, namely the Samsung ISOCELL HP2. One thing that’s interesting about the sensor this time is the resolution, which reaches 200 MP. What’s the sophistication like?
Features of Samsung ISOCELL HP2
ISOCELL HP2 is a camera sensor measuring 1/1.3″ with a pixel size of 0.6 microns, and is supported by brand-new technology which is claimed to be able to expand dynamic range and improve color reproduction. According to Samsung, this sensor allows users to enjoy higher resolution on flagship phones without a bigger camera bump.
Samsung brings its latest pixel-binning technology called Tetra2Pixel which merges 16 pixels into one. In low light conditions, HP2 can produce 50 MP photos with a pixel size of 1.2 microns, 12.5 MP with a pixel size of 2.4 microns. Even 8K video recording is supported with 4-to-1 binning and 1.2 micron pixels.
Not only that, ISOCELL HP2 is capable of 15fps bursts at a resolution of 200 MP, which is twice as high as the previous generation . This sensor also comes with a Dual Vertical Transfer Gate (D-VTG) to avoid over-exposed or too bright light.
ISOCELL HP2 is also the first sensor to adopt the Dual Slope Gain (DSG) feature in 50 MP mode. This feature applies two separate conversion values to the analog signal received at the pixel level, to deliver super HDR performance that can capture two exposures to avoid the risk of losing detail. This technology also allows 4K HDR video recording at 60fps.
Present on the Galaxy S23 Ultra?
Leaks circulating say that the ISOCELL HP2 camera sensor will be the main weapon of the next flagship cellphone from Samsung, namely the Galaxy S23 Ultra. This device is expected to launch in early February 2023.