Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Samsung's new ISOCELL sensor has on-board DRAM, shoots 960fps video


With the Galaxy S9 phones, the focus was on improving the camera. To that end, Samsung unveiled the ISOCELL Fast 2L3 image sensor with on-board DRAM and 960fps video recording.

The new ISOCELL Fast 2L3 sensor has a 3-layer design. Usually, the first layer holds the pixels that capture light, the second layer converts that into a digital information to be sent to the chipset for processing and finally to the phone’s RAM. Samsung has added a third layer, 512MB DRAM, that can quickly read and store the data from the sensor – much faster than the chipset can.



This enables video capture at 960fps for a cool 32x slow down. The sensor also features motion detection so it can start the slow-motion recording faster than you can.


But this sensor also takes better photos. It can move all data from the pixel layer to the DRAM layer in 1/120th of a second, which reduces rolling shutter (the jello effect).

And at that speed, it can snap several shots to be used for the 3D Noise Reduction in low-light or for better HDR in the daylight.

The ISOCELL Fast 2L3 is a 12MP sensor with 1.4┬Ám pixels, each of which works as a phase detection AF point – the so-called Dual Pixel autofocus. The sensor is currently in mass production.

Note that, in the past, Samsung has used a mix of in-house and Sony sensors, but they were built to have identical performance.


Source: gsmarena

Follow us on Twitter
Like our page on Facebook

Google Podcasts app now available on Android

Google has released its own podcasting app for Android, called Google Podcasts. The app is now available for free on the Google Play Store...