Samsung has again done a great achievement. It has, finally, built up a powerful 50 Mega Pixel camera sensor. This sensor is known as ISOCELL GN1. The sensor is equipped with large 1.2μm sized pixels and this is the first camera sensor by Samsung which includes both Dual Pixel and Tetracell technologies. According, to Samsung this will provide fast and good low light performance of the camera.
It is said that the GN1 will provide the auto-focus just like the DSLRs. The GN1 is equipped with 100 million phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) agents. “Samsung’s Dual Pixel technology places two photodiodes side-by-side within one pixel which will receive light from different angles for phase detection,” the corporate said. “With all of the sensor’s active pixels working as auto-focusing agents, the GN1 can detect and focus onto a desired still or moving object from every corner in an instant, even in low-light conditions,” Samsung said.
This ISOCELL GN1 will also be able to take 12.5 Mega Pixel still images with 2.4μm in order to improve the quality of low light photography in the pixel-binning mode. It will also provide a software algorithm that lets the user capture 100-megapixel images using this 50- Mega Pixel sensor. The GN1 also consists of a Smart-ISO, gyro-based EIS, and up to 8K resolution at 30 frames-per-second video recording.
“With innovative pixel technologies, Samsung has been at the forefront of offering high-performance image sensors that closely cater to increasingly diversifying market needs. The ISOCELL GN1 is a component of that commitment to deliver stunning images to consumers in any environment,” said executive vice chairman of sensor business at Samsung Electronics, Yongin Park. “We will still introduce image sensor solutions at the cutting-edge which will lead subsequent trends in mobile photography.”
The company also said that it has started mass production of the sensor. But the question remains unanswered that in which phone it will introduce this sensor. But, it is expected that it will be in our hands very soon.