Samsung released a new 200-megapixel image sensor ISOCELL HPX

Samsung Electronics announced a new member of the 200-megapixel (200MP) series of sensors - ISOCELL HPX. Samsung says that images captured by the 200-megapixel ISOCELL HPX can maintain 12.5-megapixel (12.5MP) sharpness even when enlarged to four times the size of the original image.

Meanwhile, ISOCELL HPX continues Samsung's smallest 0.56-micrometer (μm) pixel. DTI (Deep Trench Isolation) technology not only separates each pixel individually but also increases the sensitivity to capture clear and vivid images. The 0.56-micron pixel size can also reduce the area of ​​the camera module by 20%, making the body of the smartphone thinner and smaller.

Through Tetra²pixel (sixteen pixels in one) technology, Samsung ISOCELL HPX can automatically switch to 3 lighting modes according to light conditions:

  • In a well-lit environment, the pixel size remains at 0.56 micrometers (μm), presenting 200 million pixels
  • In a low-light environment, the pixels are converted to 1.12 micrometers (μm), presenting 50 million pixels
  • In low-light environments, sixteen pixels are combined into one, resulting in a 2.24-micron (μm) 12.5-megapixel sensor

Samsung points out that this technology allows ISOCELL HPX to provide a good shooting experience in low light conditions, and even in the case of limited light sources, it can restore as sharp and clear photos as possible.

Additionally, the Super QPD AF solution equips the ISOCELL HPX with ultra-fast and ultra-precise AF. The technology uses micro-lens overlaid on four adjacent pixels, and the sensor can achieve fast and precise focusing by detecting horizontal and vertical phase differences, resulting in sharper images.

ISOCELL HPX provides users with different video shooting options, allowing users to shoot 8K video at 30fps, and supports seamless dual HDR (High Dynamic Range) in 4K and FHD (Full HD) modes.

Samsung notes that Smart ISO Pro technology gives the ISOCELL HPX a high dynamic range and the ability to capture virtually unlimited color combinations. Single-frame progressive HDR (Staggered HDR), powered by Smart ISO Pro technology, captures shadows and highlights in a scene at three different exposures: low, medium, and high, depending on the shooting environment.

Combining the three exposure photos can present high-quality HDR pictures and videos. In addition, it enables the sensor to render images in over 4 trillion colors (14-bit color depth), which is 64 times the 68 billion colors (12-bit color depth) of Samsung's predecessor.

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