Samsung announces new 50MP ISOCELL GN2 camera sensor with Dual Pixel Pro

23 February 2021
The green pixels are split diagonally to receive information on the top and bottom of the pixel as well.

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  • Anonymous

Nick Tegrataker, 24 Feb 2021You get more resolved details out of 40MP mode than out of ... moreNo you do not. All you get is artifact.
All the reviews here point that.
You should read them sometimes.

I do not know what you get by lying and teaching wrong things to people here.
You and Shui think you two know way more than Sony, Canon and Nikon.

Quadbayer are so good, let me see how many professional cameras use it.
Oh, zero !!!!!

Compare the two 64MP sensors from Samsung, which is the best one.

You defend this tech just because chinese phones use, while sony sells it just because it is cheaper to make.

The owner of this tech does not use on their own cellphones, photocameras and videocameras. What a coincidence !!!!

  • Anonymous

Yuri84, 24 Feb 2021I hope they make a 1" sensor next. So that we could se... moreNot only they need to make a bigger sensor again, they need to guarantee the performance is comparable, sony is really good at making sensors with very low noise, which means pushing shadows up is easier. For example, you can check at dxo, canon makes full frame sensors with lower dynamic range than sony. I'm not expecting samsung to compete in that.

Shui8, 24 Feb 2021He said that because Xperia havent using any other Quad/Non... moreI bet if Sony decides to use a Quad Bayer sensor for Xperia 1 III, he'll change his opinion on it 180 degrees and start defending their decision to do so lol.

  • Dazed1

Yuri84, 24 Feb 2021I hope they make a 1" sensor next. So that we could se... moreNo need, they are already super close in size

Yuri84, 24 Feb 2021I hope they make a 1" sensor next. So that we could se... moreHere you go. https://www.gsmarena.com/panasonic_lumix_smart_camera_cm1-6675.php
1" sensor size and 2.4um pixel size but old device.

I hope they make a 1" sensor next. So that we could see how compact a device with 1" sensor can be, compared to Sony RX100 series.

Anonymous, 24 Feb 2021Nope 20:9 is the golden standardOh yeah? Then show me any video on YouTube recorded at 20:9. 🙄

  • Anonymous

YUKI93, 24 Feb 202116:9 is still the golden standard for media use. Heck, even... moreNope 20:9 is the golden standard

SEUL8TR, 23 Feb 2021PureView, Carl-Zeiss optics are way better, with no loos of... moreOh yes, I can definitely attest to that. Nokia/Microsoft Lumia PureView phones may not have the best night or zoom shot and also dynamic range due to their hardware age, but the detail it produced is still in a class of its own. Whereas smartphone cameras of today show much oversharpening and noise, the Lumia PureView really manage to keep it pure and natural.

Xytanox, 23 Feb 2021So... you mean, the photos should be shooting in 16:9 inste... more16:9 is still the golden standard for media use. Heck, even videos and TV series are still recorded on 16:9. Only cinema movies shot at 21:9. It's just either two, that's it.

Nick Tegrataker, 24 Feb 2021You get more resolved details out of 40MP mode than out of ... moreHe said that because Xperia havent using any other Quad/Nona bayer but still stick with the normal Bayer sensor.

See the patterns now? 😝

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021Pixels are always together. They do not have ability to mo... moreYou get more resolved details out of 40MP mode than out of 10MP on Mate 20 Pro. S21 Ultra's 108MP shots are far more detailed than its 12MP shots. You see the patterns right here?

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021In early 2019, Sony Semicon made clear they would sell 1&qu... moreI don't know where you pulled out the 44% figure from, but a typical 1 inch sensor (e.g. The one on RX100) is only 18% larger than GN2. Try recalculate it based on the actual sensor size in mm2 and you'll see what I'm getting at.

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021Pixels are always together. They do not have ability to mo... moreYou do get more details with full resolution mode for eg. the 108mp mode on Galaxy S21 Ultra compared to 12mp binned mode.
The amount of details you get won't ever be the same as a regular 108mp sensor. But they are more than what you achieve from 12mp binned mode. The colors, dynamic range, noise levels are a different story. But detail levels will indeed be more than 12mp mode.

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021My phone is 16:9. Anyway, I would never stretch photos to... moreMate 40 Pro is a proof that 3:2 sensor can be achieve with near to none distortion & sharp across all image if a great quality lens used.

Even if my main smartphone camera sensor spits out at 4:3, I always crop it to 3:2 when editing finalized image, I dont know, looks more cinematic for me.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021My phone is 16:9. Anyway, I would never stretch photos to... moreMedium format

  • Anonymous

sohail shafayat, 23 Feb 2021It's that all in favor of boxy images that you watch o... moreMy phone is 16:9.
Anyway, I would never stretch photos to fill whole screen if I had a 20:9 or 21:9.

16:9 photos have more distortion on edges and more softness.
I think 1:1 is better ratio for sensors, but there is none in this format.

Well sounds and looks interesting but honestly as long as i will not have hubble telescope camera on my phone i am not much interested just because a tiny upgrade wont make a lot differences.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 23 Feb 2021My assumption is that the "100 megapixel" output ... moreI wanted to say Vivo X50 Pro Plus

  • Anonymous

My assumption is that the "100 megapixel" output means that they try to align the two perspectives that result from the microlenses. So they basically try to use a handheld super resolution algorithm. I think this should be possible with every dual pixel sensor. But although this sensor is actually a 100 megapixel sensor (dual pixel sensors have twice as many pixels), "100 megapixel" is still marketing as even the 50 megapixel output won't be as good as a 50 megapixel Bayer sensor.
Also, the GN1 was already advertised with 100 megapixels, but the Vivo X50 Pro doesn't offer that. Furthermore, I haven't seen good handheld super resolution algorithms yet. For example Google's zoom is just marketing, there is basically no advantage over digital zoom in perfect light conditions without shadows (I have a Pixel 3a). Though Google doesn't use the two dual pixel perspectives for its zoom.