Samsung releases 50-megapixel image sensor GN1

On May 19, Samsung released the ISOCELL GN1, a 50-megapixel image sensor. It is Samsung’s first image sensor to support both Duel Pixel and Tetracell technologies, and it claims to bring DSLR-level low-light performance and autofocus speed.

This is the first time that Samsung has integrated Dual PD focusing and four-pixel integration on a CMOS. It is also equipped with up to 100 million phase focusing points. Through a new software algorithm, the captured light information is comparable to the 100 million pixel level. Through a new software algorithm, the captured light information is comparable to the 100 million pixel level.

According to Samsung, the ISOCELL GN1 image sensor has a single pixel size of 1.2 μm. It is Samsung’s first image sensor to provide dual-pixel and Tetracell technology at the same time. The former mainly brings faster focusing speed and higher resolution, while the latter mainly brings for better low-light imaging performance.

Elsewhere, the GN1 also features Smart-ISO, which intelligently selects the best ISO, real-time HDR (which can capture scenes with multiple exposures simultaneously), and gyroscope-based Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for crisp images and video, and the image sensor Video recording at 8K resolution at 30 frames per second (fps) is supported.

It is reported that Samsung ISOCELL GN1 image sensor will be mass-produced this month. In terms of domestic manufacturers, vivo may be the first to use the Samsung ISOCELL GN1 image sensor on the new vivo X50, which will be released on June 1.

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Author: Yoyokuo