Today, Samsung Electronics announced ISOCELL HP2, a new 200 MP sensor. It has a 1/1.3″ dimension, 0.6 m pixels, and brand-new technology that increases colour fidelity and widens dynamic range.
Although the designation HP2 might give the impression that the new sensor is somehow inferior to the 200MP ISOCELL HP3, the number actually merely refers to the size of the individual pixels. The new sensor, according to the business, “harnesses Samsung’s high-resolution image sensor technologies and know-how at the bleeding edge for epic details,” making it the best item the Korean manufacturer has ever produced.
Tetra2pixel, the newest pixel-binning technology from Samsung, was presented. The HP2 can capture a picture with 1.2 m pixels and 50 MP resolution at a ratio of 4:1 in low-light conditions, or an image with 2.4 m pixels and 12.5 MP at a ratio of 16:1. Utilizing 1.2 m pixels and 4-to-1 binning, full 8K video is supported.
The HP2 can shoot bursts of 15 frames per second at a native 200MP resolution, which is twice as fast as the HP3 and 50% faster than the HM3 sensor’s 100MP resolution.
In order to prevent blown highlights, the sensor additionally has a Dual Vertical Transfer Gate (D-VTG). According to its claims, the complete well capacity has increased by more than 33%, which translates to a third more light being able to reach each pixel before it clips.
Even in low light, Super QPD technology can produce quick and precise AF because it can distinguish between horizontal and vertical patterns.
The Samsung DSG (Dual Slope Gain) technology is used for the first time by the ISOCELL HP2 sensor in 50MP mode. It produces a “super HDR performance” by applying two different conversion values to the analogue signal received at the pixel level. As a result, it can catch the two exposures without running the danger of losing detail in the traditional HDR mode. It can now capture 4K HDR films at 60 frames per second as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, which will go on sale on February 1, will have the sensor for the first time. The sensor is already in manufacturing.