ISOCELL technology opens new possibilities in pro-grade mobile photography, empowering you to instantly capture ultra-high resolution images with exceptional clarity and true-to-life colors anytime, anywhere.
Optimized for vehicle monitors and rear-view cameras, Samsung’s automotive image sensor combines ISOCELL technology with best-in-class imaging capabilities to deliver safer, more convenient driving experiences.
No detail is too small for Samsung’s ISOCELL mobile image sensors. The industry-leading 108MP and 200MP sensors deliver ultra-high resolution images, allowing you to capture every moment with stunning realism.
Leveraging Samsung’s cutting-edge pixel technology and advanced HDR capabilities, ISOCELL mobile image sensors accurately preserve every hue and shade in the frame to bring your stories and memories to life.
The charge-coupled device (CCD) and the complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) are two different technologies used in image sensors to convert light into electrical signals. CCDs accumulate and transmit an electric charge generated by light energy, and this electric charge is converted into an electrical signal in the final step. On the other hand, CMOS image sensors such as Samsung’s ISOCELL image sensor have built-in amplifiers for signal amplification within the resolution, so the electric charge generated by light energy is directly amplified and transmitted as an electrical signal. CMOS image sensors are used in mobile devices as they consume less power and can directly integrate various circuits into one. In particular, in the past, CCDs had the advantage of producing high-quality images with less noise. However, in recent years, as the image quality of CMOS has greatly improved, CMOS image sensors have been widely used in professional cameras such as DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.
An image sensor is a semiconductor that captures digital images and videos, and its performance can be determined through various aspects such as image quality, speed, and power consumption. Image quality, which is the most important aspect, is determined through resolution and resolving power, color fidelity, low-light noise, and dynamic range for the expression of details. As for speed, autofocus performance, zero shutter lag, continuous shooting speed, and video frame rate are the determining factors. In addition, as mobile devices need to reduce power consumption when the camera is in use, the power consumption of an image sensor is also an important factor. Samsung ISOCELL image sensors employ advanced technologies to provide enhanced performance in all of these aspects.
Image sensors are designed based on elements that convert light information, which is an analog signal, into an electrical signal. Each pixel has a color filter that only allows light from one RGB color, and the charge that is created when light energy is received is amplified into an electrical signal, which creates the value of each color. After that, the final color is determined through software interpolation by referring to the color values of neighboring pixels for each pixel, composing the colorful images we see.
By creating cutting-edge technologies to enhance the performance of various factors that affect the performance of image sensors, Samsung is at the forefront of innovation in mobile cameras. Through the first-ever mass production of 108 million pixel and 200 million pixel image sensors, advanced pixel binning technologies for low-light performance, development of various HDR technologies to enhance dynamic range performance, and autofocus technologies ranging from Super QPD to Dual Pixel, Samsung is striving to provide advanced performance in all aspects of image quality, speed, and power consumption.
A minimum distance must exist between the camera module and the lens before the image can be formed on the image sensor, and the distance increases with the size of the image sensor. As consumers’ needs for high-resolution pixels increase, when the sensor size is increased to implement high-pixels, the protruding “camera bumps” becomes more prominent. Therefore, the size of individual pixels must be reduced to implement a high pixel within the limited sensor size. However, this reduction results in a decrease in the amount of light that each pixel receives and increases interference from neighboring pixels, which can result in deteriorating image quality. To overcome this issue, Samsung has introduced an image sensor that provides excellent image quality even in small pixels with advanced ultra-fine pixel technology, which constructs a physical barrier that enhances the performance of each pixel and reduces interference.
The quality of a photo is determined by various factors such as resolution, color fidelity, noise, dynamic range, and gradation. Resolution refers to how detailed a photo can be. In general, a high-resolution sensor will produce a photo with good resolution, but the performance of the lens also plays an important role. Color fidelity refers to how well colors are reproduced. As for noise, it refers to traces of noise expressed in addition to the original color information. How little noise there is, especially in low light, is one of the key indicators of image quality. Meanwhile, dynamic range refers to the range from the brightest to the darkest areas that a photo can express. Finally, gradation refers to how smoothly color changes are expressed within the range of expressible colors.
Resolution plays a key role in determining image quality. In general, better image quality is achieved when pixels are larger, as larger pixels allow for enhanced expression of fine lines and colors. Furthermore, even when zoomed in or cropped, high-resolution photos provide excellent-quality images without a noticeable loss of image quality. However, in order to implement a higher resolution within the same sensor size, the pixel size must be small. There may be disadvantages such as deterioration of image quality if the pixel size is reduced, as pixels may not receive enough light in low light. Samsung is overcoming such limitations with cutting-edge ultra-fine pixel technology. By applying advanced pixel binning technology such as Tetra2pixel and Nonapixel technology, such technology operates like a big pixel in low light to provide high-quality images.
Optical differences may occur depending on the lens of the camera module. Additionally, after being converted into digital signals by the image sensor, the image information is finally converted by the image signal processor into images that the user can view. Therefore, variations in hue, sharpness, contrast, and others may occur based on the processor or smartphone manufacturer’s image processing techniques.
Smartphone cameras seamlessly provide zoom at various magnifications by combining optical zoom and digital zoom-using lenses. The importance of ultra-high-pixel image sensors is increasing as digital zoom is implemented by cropping the image captured by the sensor. With the final goal of an output of 12MP, x3 zoom at 108MP and 4x zoom at 200MP enable natural zoom without noticeably reducing image quality.
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