On February 23, 2021, Samsung introduced the second-generation 50MP ISOCELL GN2 image sensor with a large 1.4-micrometer (μm)-sized pixels. Compared to the ISOCELL GN1, the GN2 offers up to 100MP imaging, powerful staggered HDR, improved auto-focusing through Dual Pixel Pro technology, and vivid results through Smart ISO Pro despite the lighting environment.
The ISOCELL GN2 delivers especially detailed photographs in regular settings with 50 million 1.4μm-sized pixels on hand. Moreover, the 1/1.12-inch ISOCELL GN2 is a highly versatile image sensor when it comes to image resolutions. The sensor can simulate a larger 2.8μm-pixel with four-pixel-binning technology to absorb more light indoors for brighter and sharper images.
Furthermore, it is the first image sensor from Samsung that offers the company’s most advanced phase-detection autofocus solution – Dual Pixel Pro. This technology makes use of 100MP phase detecting agents by using two photodiodes within every pixel of the image sensor for ultra-fast auto-focusing.
Besides, the latest solution also offers all-direction focusing by splitting the pixels not only vertically, as with Dual Pixel, but also diagonally. It lets the focusing agents better recognize the top and bottom of the frame that helps the sensor to get focus quickly even when there are no pattern changes in a horizontal direction.
With the ISOCELL GN2, the camera experience can become more interesting and creative. In GN2, precious moments can be captured more vividly and daily events can be transformed into short videos. GN2 supports full HD video at 480 frames per second (fps) or 4K video at 120fps, which provides greater possibilities for mobile video shooting. Like every new technology, Samsung ISOCELL GN2 also in mass production.