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Samsung’s 200MP image sensor, usable in the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, shines in a new video

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The ISOCELL HP1 is a 200MP image sensor debuting next month on the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra

About a week ago, Samsung released a video revealing what the ISOCELL HP1 is capable of. The 83 second clip has been viewed 3.2 million times. Incidentally, Samsung would like to inform you that “The mobile device and user interface depicted are fictitious creations. No simulation of real products is intended.” In other words, the phones and operating system you see in the video are not real and do not represent a Samsung device or any current or future software.
According to Samsungis the summary of the story behind the video that “The image sensor engineers at Samsung Electronics have taken on a major challenge. They are trying to print a photo taken with ISOCELL’s 200 megapixel (MP) mobile image sensor on a huge canvas 28 meters wide and 22 meters high (the photo was taken with a test board), which is one and a half times the size of an official NBA track.
In the heart of the city, the canvas is unfolded with the breathtaking image of the cat with the iconic Samsung logo in the top right corner and at the bottom you can see the words ‘Captured by ISOCELL’. So how exactly did this challenge arise? Minhyuk Lee, an engineer on the Sensor Solutions Team at Samsung’s System LSI Business,” explains, “I’ve always wondered how big you could go when it comes to printing a 200MP image.”

Lee added that “as exciting as it was, the challenge was demanding, as this was the first time we showed the quality of an image sensor that has yet to be applied in smartphones.” The team notes: “Choosing a cat as the subject was a difficult decision. It gave us many hurdles to overcome, such as capturing such an active subject with a test board. However, the team concluded that the subject had to be something that would show off a high level of detail and that was a popular photography subject at the same time.”

Taking a photo with a 200MP image sensor allows zooming in on a photo without losing image quality

Considering his opinion, photographer Hyunjoong Kim said: “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the raw image enlarged to 100%. I was really amazed at the level of detail. It was then that I knew what preconceptions I had had before regarding smartphone photography was proven wrong.” The canvas consisted of 12 separate pieces of fabric, each weighing eight-feet-long pieces of fabric (about 7 and a half feet each) that were sewn back together.

The image of the cat was transported by truck and a crane was deployed when it was time to unfold the image on the side of a building. Once the task was completed, the Samsung project lead commented, “As the photo unfolded for the big reveal, I really noticed its sheer size, and not just because of its actual size. The moment I witnessed With the 200 million pixels covering the stunning detail of the cat’s eyes and fur, I was blown away by all the effort that went into developing this final product.”

Making a 200MP image sensor wasn’t a Samsung project just because it could. Samsung’s Kaeul and Minhyuk Lee said: “The ultimate advantage of the 200 MP image sensor is that users can capture an image that can be zoomed in and cropped without compromising image quality. The 200 MP image sensor will soon become the optimal solution for 8K video recording.”

And if all goes according to plan, consumers will get their first chance to use a camera backed by Samsung’s 200MP image sensor when the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra launches next month.

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