This kind of ‘lossless zoom’ is made possible, firstly, by the image sensor’s ultra-high resolution, by which the sheer number of pixels in each individual shot allows a zoomed-in-upon section to maintain excellent resolution. The feature is additionally enabled by the image sensor’s ability to remap pixels in three-by-three arrays into RGB patterns itself, instead of having to outsource the task to a mobile processor. This direct pixel remapping is enabled by embedded hardware IP built right into the image sensor.
Intelligent ISO selection for each unique moment
Native-ISO is responsible for determining the sensitivity of the image sensor. However, simply incorporating one fixed-native ISO into an image sensor limits the solution’s ability to adapt to a range of lighting situations. Thus, the ISOCELL Bright HM1 incorporates ‘Smart-ISO’ technology, which allows the image sensor to intelligently cater ISO selection to each unique lighting environment it is faced with.
With use of Smart-ISO technology, optimal dynamic range and reduced noise can be brought to a vast range of shooting environments. While low ISO is effective in well-lit environments, high ISO is better suited to low-light settings. For brightly lit shots, low ISO extends a wider dynamic range towards bright sections in order to capture them in far more detail. If the camera was forced to utilize a higher native ISO in a bright setting, the signal would be over-amplified, meaning that color information with values close to white could be lost. In low-light conditions, high native-ISO extends a greater dynamic range towards the dark sections of the shot, illuminating more detail in those areas.
Take professional-grade photography into your hands
While delivering industry-leading pixel counts and innovative new pixel optimization technology, the ISOCELL Bright HM1 equips your smartphone camera with lossless zoom and intelligently caters its settings to ensure that you capture great photos in a wide range of settings.
Enjoy intelligent, industry-leading photography right in your pocket as the ISOCELL Bright HM1 takes smartphone photography to new heights.
* Technological terms of 'Nonapixel' and 'Tetrapixel' were updated in July 2022