Samsung has announced a new image sensor for smartphone cameras which it claims has the the smallest pixels in the industry. According to a report: The ISOCELL JN1 is a 50 megapixel sensor with a relatively small aspect ratio of 1 / 2.76 inch, which means its pixels are only 0.64 µm. For comparison, Samsung already broke records in 2019 with the slightly larger ISOCELL Slim GH1, another 50-megapixel sensor with 0.7um pixels. Conventional camera wisdom says that smaller pixels usually result in poorer image quality with higher noise, so why is Samsung doing this? According to the company, it’s all about the versatility of the form factor. The smaller size of the sensor means it can be used in ultra-wide or telephoto camera modules – which are difficult to design when size is everything – or as a way to reduce the height of the main camera bump. As with other high-resolution camera sensors, the JN1 will use pixel clustering technology that combines multiple pixels into one for higher light sensitivity. In this case, Samsung says the sensor will capture 12.5 megapixel photos with the equivalent of 1.28um pixels, and the company is also claiming a 16% increase in light sensitivity with its ISOCELL 2.0 technology. .
Samsung pushes pixel size even further with new camera sensor
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