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Samsung's new 50-megapixel camera sensor has the smallest pixels yet


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Samsung is pushing the limits again on pixel sizes with its latest smartphone camera sensor. The Isocell JN1 fits 50 megapixels into a tiny 1/2.76-inch format for a pixel size of just 0.64 micrometers. That's considerably smaller than the 0.7 micrometer pixels found on its 43.7-megapixel Isocell Slim GH1 sensor released back in 2019. "The new Isocell JN1 at 0.64μm will be able to equip tomorrow’s sleekest smartphones with ultra-high resolution mobile photographs,” said Samsung Electronics executive VP Duckhyun Chang.

The tiny sensor size will be useful for multi-camera setups, letting smartphone designers use the sensor for front-facing, ultra-wide, telephoto or standard cameras, depending on the setup and resolution required. It will also reduce camera module thicknesses by around 10 percent, Samsung said.

The problem with tiny pixels is that they can't gather as much light as larger pixels. So ...


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