Samsung ISOCELL JN1 shrinks 50MP sensor to 0.64 micropixels

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As smartphone cameras start to have an increasing number of pixels, additionally they start to develop bigger. Just like a processor, the problem for imaging sensors is to fill a small floor with as many photodiodes as attainable with out rising the dimensions of the floor. This is what Samsung has achieved with its new ISOCELL JN1, which will be full of 50 million pixels within the measurement of a 1/2.76-inch format sensor. However, whether or not it could actually take higher or comparable high quality pictures than Samsung’s bigger 50MP sensor stays to be examined.

When extra photodiodes or resistors are packed into the identical or smaller house, the issues confronted by the imaging sensor and the processor have some similarities. For digital digicam sensors, because of this there may be some mild crosstalk between the diodes, which reduces the standard of the generated picture. Samsung has solved this drawback with its next-generation ISOCELL 2.0 know-how, which additionally will increase the quantity of sunshine collected by these sensors.

Due to using 0.64 μm pixels (micro pixels), this new know-how is important to the success of its new ISOCELL JN1 CMOS sensor. Such a small pixel is extra probably to have crosstalk, however the function of ISOCELL 2.0 is to scale back the potential for mild absorption. Samsung additionally has the sensor’s good ISO perform, which might swap between low or excessive ISO ranges in accordance to the brightness setting.

In addition, ISOCELL JN1 can be geared up with Samsung’s new Double Super PD, which makes use of an oval micro lens to enhance section detection autofocus. The sensor is able to 4K recording in sluggish movement at 60 fps and 240 fps, however solely in FHD decision. The sensor makes use of four-to-one four-pixel mixture, which might seize vivid 12.5MP pictures even in low mild circumstances, successfully changing 0.64 micropixels into 12.5MP 1.28 micropixel sensors.

Samsung mentioned that ISOCELL JN1 is at the moment in mass manufacturing, so cell phones geared up with this sensor shouldn’t be too far behind. The 1/2.76-inch sensor is suitable with 1/2.8-inch merchandise, so the sensor can be utilized for nearly any perform, from ultra-wide-angle cameras to telephoto cameras, and even high-quality entrance cameras.