Today, Samsung Electronics unveiled the Samsung ISOCELL HP2, a new 200 MP sensor. It has a 1/1.3″ dimension, 0.6 m pixels, and brand-new technology that increases color fidelity and widens dynamic range.
Although the designation HP2 might give the impression that the new sensor is somehow inferior to the 200MP ISOCELL HP3, the number merely refers to the size of the individual pixels. The new sensor, according to the business, “harnesses Samsung’s high-resolution image sensor technologies and know-how at the bleeding edge for epic details,” making it the best item the Korean manufacturer has ever produced.
Samsung ISOCELL HP2 features
Tetra2pixel, the newest pixel-binning technology from Samsung, was presented. The Samsung ISOCELL HP2 can capture a picture with 1.2 m pixels and 50 MP resolution at a ratio of 4:1 in low-light conditions, or an image with 2.4 m pixels and 12.5 MP at a ratio of 16:1. Utilizing 1.2 m pixels and 4-to-1 binning, full 8K video is supported.
Samsung ISOCELL HP2 can capture images at a native 200MP resolution at 15 frames per second, which is twice as fast as the HP3 and 50% faster than the 100MP HM3 sensor.
Samsung ISOCELL HP2 comes with built-in D-VTG and Super QPD technologies
To prevent blown highlights, the sensor additionally has a Dual Vertical Transfer Gate (D-VTG). According to its claims, the complete well capacity has increased by more than 33 percent, which translates to a third more light being able to reach each pixel before it clips.
Even in low light, Super QPD technology can produce quick and precise AF because it can distinguish between horizontal and vertical patterns.
Super HDR performance is going to enhance the photos of Galaxy S23 Ultra
The Samsung DSG (Dual Slope Gain) technology is used for the first time by the Samsung ISOCELL HP2 sensor in 50MP mode. It produces a “super HDR performance” by applying two different conversion values to the analog signal received at the pixel level. As a result, it can catch the two exposures without running the danger of losing detail in the traditional HDR mode. It can now capture 4K HDR films at 60 frames per second as well.
Twitter user and tech expert @UniverseIce has tweeted this about the new Samsung ISOCELL HP2 sensors:
HP2 achieves an unprecedented 15fps at 200MP pixels!
Compared with other sensors, HP1
and HP3 [email protected]、HM3 [email protected]
it can be said that HP2 is Samsung's most powerful sensor and the crystallization of cutting-edge technology. Yes, it's only for the S23 Ultra pic.twitter.com/T3uzMkE4Zs
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 17, 2023
What is an ISOCELL sensor?
A set of Samsung sensors called ISOCELL CMOS camera sensors is offered for sale to other businesses. They are found in many different goods, including digital cameras, laptops, and mobile phones.
One of the following pixel types is utilized by these sensors:
- FSI: The need for the light to pass through numerous metal and dielectric layers reduces the amount of light that can reach the sensitivity region in this sensor.
- BSI: The metal wiring in this sensor was moved to the photosensitive region’s backside (photodiode). Direct illumination of the photosensitive region occurs.
- ISOCELL: 3D-BSI, Front-side, Full-depth, Deep-Trench Isolation (F-DTI), and Vertical Transfer Gate are combined by ISOCELL (VTG). Even under dim settings, this results in increased light sensitivity and higher color fidelity for the sensor.
- ISOCELL Plus: With ISOCELL Plus, a novel new material created by Fujifilm replaces the metal grid barriers of ISOCELL. As a result, optical loss and light reflection are reduced to a minimum, resulting in improved color accuracy and up to a 15% increase in light sensitivity over ISOCELL.
- ISOCELL 2.0: By adding replacing the lower half of the color filter barriers with a more reflective material, ISOCELL 2.0 expands on ISOCELL Plus technology. It dramatically increases light sensitivity, greatly minimizes optical loss in each pixel, and produces even more vibrant images with less noise.
With its ISOCELL HP2 sensors, Samsung seems to be far ahead of its competitors. Samsung, which introduces users to a new flagship phone every year, seems to be planning to take the quality of photos to a very high level with the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Samsung, the star of the fair with its Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 and Samsung ViewFinity S9 monitors presented to consumers at CES, continues to show us why it is a big name in the technology world in the first days of 2023 with its brand-new sensor.