Details for 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP1 camera sensor unveiled


Samsung officially revealed its 200MP camera sensor earlier this month. It was a brief intro to the ISOCELL HP1 and 50MP ISOCELL GN5 sensor, which is enough for the layman. But if you're curious about the technical features, you can check Samsung's announcement from yesterday.

The 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor uses a 4x4 hybrid pixel-binning technology. It combines 16 pixels into a large 2.56μm pixel. This provides greater light absorption, resulting in higher image quality with less noise. In addition, the Re-mosaic algorithm and deep learning technology help to deliver sharper images with more detail. There's also a Smart ISO Pro technology to help in different lighting conditions.

When recording videos instead, the pixel-binning technology combines four pixels (2x2) into one large 1.28μm pixel, allowing for highly detailed 8K/30FPS videos. You can also take slow-motion clips at 4K/120FPS. Other key features for the sensor includes multisampling, Staggered HDR, and Double Super PD phase detection.

It sounds really impressive, but we won't know how well it can perform until we see a phone with the sensor. Allegedly, Xiaomi has plans for that. For more updates on that, please stay tuned to