Samsung introduces new 16MP ISOCELL Slim 3P9 Image Sensor

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Samsung introduced its first 16-megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL Slim 3P9 image sensor.

Samsung introduced its first 16-megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL Slim 3P9 image sensor.

Samsung introduced its first 16-megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL Slim 3P9 image sensor.

The South Korean tech giant claims the new ISOCELL is a 1.0 μm 16MP image sensor with Tetracell technology, allows bright and vivid pictures. Additionally, the 3P9 can function as a 2.0μm image sensor if used in front-facing cameras. Samsung say that via Tetracell, the 3P9 can function as a 2.0μm image sensor for front-facing cameras and can take brighter pictures in low-lit environments.

The press advisory states that Samsung the 3P9 has adopted an advanced phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) with doubled auto-focus agent density than that of conventional PDAF sensors, to facilitate faster auto-focusing.

Additionally, the sensor significantly stabilizes pictures and videos taken while in motion with a gyro-synchronizer that syncs frame exposure time from the sensor with movement data from the device’s gyroscope. Once the data is synced, the mobile processor can simply adjust the frames based on movement rather than rigorously analysing each frame to detect and compensate for angular movement, Samsung noted.

Samsung also offers an ISOCELL Plug and Play solution for the 3P9 in a rear camera module, the solution which is its says offers a turnkey ISOCELL sensor module tuned for Valued Camera eXperience (VCX)-grade image quality, along with other components, including lenses and actuators from preferred partners.

Since the optimisation and reliability tests are done beforehand at the module-level rather than on the sensor alone, manufacturers can simply plug the camera module onto their device, saving up to four months of development time, the company said.