Samsung has announced plans to develop a new imaging sensor that is capable of producing images at 600-megapixel resolution.
In a new post on its website, Samsung explains the difficult balance of managing the number of pixels on a sensor with the pixel size. With its latest 108-megapixel ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor Samsung employs new ‘Nonacell technology’.
This employs a 3×3 pixel structure that effectively sees nine pixels function as one, which helps improve resolution and low light performance.
Samsung says it will apply these principles in working to develop a new 600-megapixel imaging sensor. Samsung says:
To date, the major applications for image sensors have been in the smartphones field, but this is expected to expand soon into other rapidly-emerging fields such as autonomous vehicles, IoT and drones. Samsung is proud to have been leading the small-pixel, high-resolution sensor trend that will continue through 2020 and beyond, and is prepared to ride the next wave of technological innovation with a comprehensive product portfolio that addresses the diverse needs of device manufacturers. Through relentless innovation, we are determined to open up endless possibilities in pixel technologies that might even deliver image sensors that can capture more detail than the human eye.
Via Photo Rumors