Samsung has unveiled its latest 108-megapixel image sensor for mobile devices dubbed ISOCELL HM3. With a wide range of sensor technologies, the new product delivers sharper, brighter images in ultra-high resolution with support for even faster autofocus and wider dynamic range.
Introduced today, the 1 / 1.33-inch ISOCELL HM3 0.8-micron sensor is the latest addition to Samsung’s 108-megapixel ISOCELL product line. In addition to phase detection focusing agents, Super PD Plus uses microlenses optimized for autofocus to improve agent measurement accuracy by 50%.
The advanced Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) solution helps maintain sharp focus even on moving subjects and provides optimal results even in low light conditions.
In mixed lighting, such as shooting at the end of a tunnel, the HM3 uses Smart ISO Pro, a high dynamic range (HDR) image processing technology that uses an intra-scene dual conversion gain (iDCG) solution. Smart ISO Pro technology captures both high and low ISO images at the same time, and then combines them into one image with 12-bit color depth and reduced noise. Since Smart ISO Pro does not require multiple shots at different exposures to produce a standard HDR image, it can dramatically reduce artifacts when shooting moving subjects. In addition, using the Low Noise Mode improves light sensitivity by 50 percent, resulting in brighter, clearer images in low light conditions than previous models.
The pixel layout in the HM3 sensor is specially organized in the form of single-color structures measuring three by three pixels, which allows them to be combined into blocks of nine pixels. By combining adjacent pixels into groups of nine pixels, the HM3’s 108-megapixel sensor simulates a 12-megapixel image sensor with oversized 2.4-micron pixels for increased light sensitivity when shooting in the dark. Thanks to advanced hardware pixel binning algorithms, the HM3 sensor supports smooth transitions between 108 and 12 MP resolutions.
In addition, the design of the new sensor has been optimized to reduce power consumption in preview mode by 6.5 percent, ultimately improving the energy efficiency of the entire mobile device. Samsung ISOCELL HM3 sensors have already entered mass production.
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