Samsung has introduced its new 50MP camera sensor, called ISOCELL GN2. It is the successor to last year's GN1 model and comes with larger pixels, lower consumption, and a completely new PDAF technology, called Dual Pixel Pro.
The ISOCELL GN2 has a 1 / 1.12 "sensor, offering 1.4μm pixels for detailed photos in standard conditions. The new sensor offers the ability to create 100MP photos via pixel color rearrangement and uses an" intelligent re-mosaic algorithm ". In reality, 100MP photos represent three 50MP layers of green, blue, and red, which are then merged and scaled to produce high-resolution photos.
The sensor is also Samsung's first with Dual Pixel Pro technology. Instead of vertically dividing red, green, and blue, the new technology divides green pixels horizontally. This is expected to allow faster and more accurate autofocus in low light conditions or for fast-moving subjects.
Other specifications of the Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor include Smart ISO Pro for creating instant HDR photos, as well as video recording at 1080p @ 480 fps or 4K @ 120 fps. Samsung has confirmed that the sensor is already in mass production.