Samsung Unveils 108-Megapixel ISOCELL Bright HM1 Sensor With Nonacell Technology
Above all Samsung 108-megapixel smartphone camera sensor has been launched already with the tag Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1.
Furthermore ISOCELL Bright HM1 is world’s first 108-megapixel camera sensor to employ the Nonacell 9-in-1 pixel technology to deliver brighter 12-megapixel shots.
If you will compare it to first-gen 108-megapixel ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor, the ISOCELL Bright HM1 employs:
- Nonacell RGB Bayer pattern colour filter.
- It also allows 240fps video capture at 1080p,
- Even more higher analog gain at x48,
- Furthermore ISOCELL Bright HM1 supports RAW10 & RAW8 output formats too.
Also, the ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor already made it’s way through Galaxy S20 Ultra. Also giving an amazing performance.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- DESIGN AND BUILD
Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 Specs:
- Above all Effective resolution12,000×9,000 (108M)
- Pixel size0.8um
- Optical format1/1.33″
- Pixel typeISOCELL Plus
- Color filterNonacell RGB Bayer Pattern
- Normal frame rateUp to 10fps @full
- Video frame rateUp to 240fps @1080p
- Shutter typeElectronic Rolling Shutter and Global Reset
- ADC accuracy10-bits
- Supply voltage2.8V for Analog, 1.8V for I/O and 1.05V for digital core supply
- Operating temperature-20℃ to +70℃
- Interface4 lanes (3Gbps per lane) D-PHY /3 lanes (3Gsps per lane) C-PHY
- Auto focusSuper-PD (PDAF)
- Output formatsRAW8 (using DPCM/PCM compression), RAW10
- Also analog gainx48 (except in Full Mode 108MP)
DESIGN AND BUILD
The physical size of the sensor — 1/1.33 inches is quite impressive — but the digital processing part is also top-notch.
Due to ISOCELL Plus technology, the new sensor can combine up to 9 adjacent pixels in a 3×3 array.
This 3×3 array can perform 9-in-1 pixel binning.
Which also creates larger pixel of 2.4micron size for more effective light absorption.
Furthermore ISOCELL Plus technology is also said to reduce:
- pixel crosstalk
- optical loss
- light reflection
While it has improvement in color fidelity and light sensitivity.
On the other hand, Samsung’s older ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor has a quad Bayer array and utilises the Tetracell technology
It is also stated by the comany that Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 image sensor can provide “crystal-clear 8K videos at 24(fps)”
Furthermore ISOCELL Bright HM1 uses 0.8 μm pixels, it also takes advantage of Samsung’s Tetracell and Nonacell pixel-binning technologies.
Also the new sensor can mimic a 2.4 μm or 1.6 μm pixel and achieve similar levels of image quality.
Bright HM1 image sensor also comes with Smart-ISO, real-time HDR, and more.
Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 Sensor has an effective resolution of 12,000×9,000 pixels.
However this sensor has slightly lower than the 12,032×9,024 pixels resolution of the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor.
The ISOCELL Bright HM1 also brings RAW8 support as well as 3D HDR (wide dynamic range) support.