Samsung has introduced industry’s first 50MP ISOCELL JN1 image sensor with 0.64μm pixel size. It has latest pixel technologies like ISOCELL 2.0, Smart-ISO and Double Super PDAF.
The Samsung ISOCELL JN1 sensor’s ISOCELL 2.0 technology offers added enhancements and brings improvements in light sensitivity by 16-percent. For low light, it leverages 4-to-1 pixel binning technology (Tetrapixel) which merges four adjacent 0.64μm pixels in one big 1.28μm pixel to quadruple light sensitivity for brighter 12.5MP photos.
The sensor is embedded in a small 1/2.76-inch optical format, but is compatible with existing 1/2.8-inch products. This allows sensor to be used for front-facing, ultra-wide or as telephoto lens along with standard wide camera option.
The ISOCELL JN1 can take amazing pictures in 50MP resolution and can record videos up to 4K with high zoom rates. Thanks to its small sensor size, it can fit inside 10% smaller camera module.
Its Smart-ISO technology changes conversion gain based on environment’s illumination level. It uses low ISO mode in bright settings to retain detail while high ISO in low-lit environments to reduce noise. It has Double Super PD which has twice the density of pixels (1/16) for Phase detection.
The Samsung ISOCELL JN1 is currently in mass production.
Samsung’s advanced pixel technologies have once again pushed boundaries with the utmost precision to develop an image sensor with the industry’s smallest pixel size, yet with powerful performance. The new ISOCELL JN1 at 0.64μm will be able to equip tomorrow’s sleekest smartphones with ultra-high resolution mobile photographs,” said Duckhyun Chang, executive vice president of the sensor business at Samsung Electronics. As we drive our commitment to innovation in pixel technologies, we will continue to bring a wide range of mobile image sensor offerings to the market.Duckhyun Chang, executive vice president of the sensor business at Samsung Electronics