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Samsung say their 200mp digicam sensor is the cat’s whiskers with building-sized photograph demo


What’s the web greatest used for? You may argue that it’s sharing cat photographs. Alongside this theme, Samsung selected a feline topic to reveal their 200-megapixel smartphone sensor. And so they didn’t simply reveal how good it’s, they determined to explode the captured picture and show it on the facet of a constructing, in gigantic furry element.

Though the sensor hasn’t but made it into the patron cellphone market Samsung has evidently already determined to hype up the brand new sensor and wasn’t deterred by printing the picture to a staggering 2,021 sq. toes.

The irony of the subject material clearly isn’t misplaced on Samsung who asks “How massive can a photograph of a cat get?,” of their promo for the 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor.

The sensor was introduced in September final yr and options new pixel binning know-how which they’ve named ChameleonCell. Allegedly, with this know-how excessive element could be preserved, even after cropping or digital zooming, and this might be true, each whisker is in good element.

Nevertheless it was a problem demonstrating a digicam that’s but to be integrated into an precise cellphone. Photographer Hyunjoong Kim was given the duty and needed to make do with utilizing the check board with the intention to seize the picture.

“Selecting a cat as our topic was a troublesome determination. It gave us a whole lot of obstacles to beat, reminiscent of capturing such an lively topic with a check board. Nevertheless, the staff concluded that the topic must be one thing that may showcase a excessive stage of element and that was a preferred images topic on the identical time,” says Minhyuk Lee, an engineer from the Sensor Options Crew at Samsung.

Nevertheless, the sensor was integrated right into a rig that used quite a lot of lenses, so isn’t actually a real depiction of how photographs shot on a cellphone with the sensor might look.

As soon as the picture was taken it was printed in varied parts which had been then posted up onto the facet of the constructing. It’s fascinating as a result of as a consequence of viewing distance, billboards really don’t require such huge decision for them to seem like sharp. Nevertheless, it’s clear from this that you may stand proper up subsequent to the Samsung cat picture and see the picture in full decision, even at this measurement.

Will probably be fascinating to see how the sensor performs throughout the physique and lenses of a smartphone as soon as the primary cellphone is launched that adopts the know-how. However we most likely received’t have to attend greater than a few months because it seems doubtless that Motorola will probably be releasing a brand new smartphone in two months’ time utilizing the Samsung 200mp sensor.



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