Months ago Samsung introduced the 200MP isocell HP1 , a photographic-and-photogenic-smartphone-at-a-good-price/">photographic sensor that seems to be very capable. However, to date we have not seen any smartphone that makes use of it or tangible evidence of its photography capabilities. Be that as it may, the Korean company recently wanted to remind us that it exists and what it is capable of doing.
Samsung just pulled off a publicity stunt in which it used the ISOCELL HP1 to take a 200MP photo of a cute cat. That photo was printed with an industrial printer on a huge canvas (28 x 22 meters) made up of 12 individual 2.3 meter canvases spliced together and this was the result.
Samsung ISOCELL HP1
For those who do not know this photographic sensor -something understandable since it is not on the market- the ISOCELL HP1 has a size of 1/1.22″, resolution of 200 megapixels and a sensor area of a single pixel of 0, 64μm. With three pixel layouts, the maximum equivalent pixel size can reach 2.56μm. Also, it can output a 1250W pixel image.
On top of that, it supports ChamelonCell pixel blending technology. What does that last mean? Well, basically you can group up to 1MP to get resolutions from 12.5MP to 50MP or use the native 200MP in its entirety; it all depends on the lighting and the needs of the photographer.
This sensor also supports Super PD dual focus, as well as 4K and 8K video recording . Samsung announced that it can shoot in 4K at 120 FPS in slow motion, which is not saying much.
At the time of publishing this note there is no smartphone available that has Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP1. However, there are reports that the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra should be the first mobile with this sensor and that it will arrive in July 2022.
Via | Samsung