Samsung Electronics today announced the start of mass production of the industry’s first 0.64 μm image sensor, the Samsung ISOCELL JN1. this 50 megapixel sensor is equipped with the latest technologies such as Enhanced ISOCELL 2.0, Smart-ISO and Double Super PDAF.
Using ISOCELL 2.0 technology, this sensor can improve light sensitivity by about 16 percent, according to the manufacturer. Samsung is also positioning it as its most versatile sensor.
It can be used in front-facing, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto cameras. The small size of the sensor reduces the height of the camera module by about 10 percent.
When shooting in low light, the sensor uses Tetrapixel technology, which combines four adjacent 0.64 µm pixels into one large 1.28 µm pixel, thereby enhancing the quality and brightness of the photo. It also supports video recording up to 4K at 60fps and Full HD shooting at 240fps.
Very soon, this sensor will start appearing in smartphones.