Samsung has just announced a new 50-megapixel mobile image sensor that’s capable of capturing images with a 0.64-micrometer (μm) pixel size. Dubbed the Samsung ISOCELL JN1, it comes with some of the latest in pixel tech and leads the industry in pixel size.
The Samsung ISOCELL JN1 comes with features such as an enhanced ISOCELL 2.0 that improves light sensitivity by 16%. The sensor also supports Samsung’s Tetrapixel tech, which merges four adjacent 0.64μm-sized pixels into one 1.28μm pixel in low light conditions. This helps to quadruple light sensitivity, allowing for brighter images.
It also features Smart ISO tech which changes the conversion gain based on ambient light levels. For instance, in bright conditions it uses a Low ISO mode for more detail, while switching to a High ISO mode in low light settings for less readout noise. Smart ISO also provides interscene HDR in mixed-light conditions, using the two separate Low and High ISO readouts that merge into the final image.