Samsung announced sensors for ISOCELL cameras with a record pixel size
Samsung has introduced four new ISOCELL sensors for mobile device cameras. A special feature of the sensors was the pixel size reduced to 0.7 microns — using the new technology, the manufacturer managed to significantly increase the resolution of the sensors while maintaining the compact dimensions of the module.
The difference of 0.1 micrometers allowed to reduce the height of the camera module by 10% compared to 0.8-micrometer solutions. The entire range of sensors is manufactured using ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO technologies, which increases their light sensitivity by 12% compared to the previous generation models. In addition, the developers have improved the algorithm for measuring exposure.
A total of four sensors were introduced as part of the new series. The ISOCELL HM2 is Samsung's third sensor with a resolution of 108 MP. It received support for Super PD technologies for fast phase autofocus and Nona-Binning for combining nine pixels into one, as well as triple zoom functions without loss of quality.
ISOCELL GW3 is a 64MP sensor optimized for mainstream devices. Tetracell and Smart-ISO technologies provide high brightness and accurate color reproduction. The sensor also supports 4K @ 60 fps video recording.
ISOCELL GM5 is a versatile 48-megapixel image sensor designed for use in telescopic or ultra-wide-angle cameras. In ultra-wide-angle shooting, the GM5 supports Full HD recording at 480 frames per second. Finally, the latest product is the most compact ISOCELL JD1 sensor in the series with a resolution of 32 megapixels and a linear size of 1/3.14 inches.
Currently, according to the company, ISOCELL HM2, GW3, and JD1 sensors have already entered mass production, and the GM5 model is in the final stage of testing.