> without compromising on its image quality.
Funnily, the same mobile phones which produce visibly noisy images in daylight happen to have this image sensor! (at base ISO)
In all cases, requesting a higher ISO light sensitivity does increase exposure time as well. I am not sure whether it is because of camera software (same with OpenCamera, which is third-party), or the sensor itself. Maybe Samsung trying to camouflage the excessive noise at higher light sensitivities, regarding that base ISO already produces visible noise.
One phone with this image sensor which happens to have been reviewed by GSM Arena is the Doogee Mix. And its camera? Abysmal. As expected.
I dare to call this the worst mobile phone rear camera image sensor of 2015. This is the only image sensor I know of that produces noisy images in perfect daylight. Even the Galaxy S2 makes noise-free photos in dayligjt.
"iSOCELL" is a meaningless marketing twem, for that matter.
> The ultra-compact component will likely make an appearance in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
If Samsung actually did that, the camera would have humiliated itself at passMark.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2015"It is important to note that Samsung has achieved the size reduction of the new sensor w... moreIn your one sided quick judgements you forgot that your claims are being based solely off pixel size. As if that pixel size was the only part of the equation into light levels and photo quality.
Like their Isocell tech, filters, and every aspect of the sensor that counts in. And that they will be using at least the F1.9 aperture, if not moved up to 1.8
People don't care about image sensor
People always more care about PRICE !!!
"It is important to note that Samsung has achieved the size reduction of the new sensor without compromising on its image quality. The latter is said to be on par with the already stellar results produced by the current 16MP sensors used by the manufacturer."
There is no way this sensor is "on a par" with previous ones. Smaller pixels on sensors capture less light, reproduce color worse, and create more noise. This is a reality of the physics of how light works. Samsung did not change the laws of physics, all they did is make a smaller 16MP sensor, but it will be crappier. GSMArena knows better.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2015Omnivison announced its 1um pixel sensor 5 months ago. It's a shame Samsung takes all the credits.Is it released and ready for production? Just saying you have something and actually having it and producing it for consumer sales are two different things.
Just like when LG tried to showcase a duel edged phone....But who actually was ready to release one for real?
Or back when Sony tried to announce the World's first 12MP phone. Samsung actually had one ready for release first. And it took better photos.
As far as I saw the Omnivision sensor is not ready until Q3 of 2015
AnonD-419217, 29 Jul 2015I hope make a sensor with ultra pixels and isocell technology in 8 or 16 Mpix Would be nice
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2015DSLR will do it under 1 sec. My Canon 550D (old-ish midrange) DSLR with a non-ultrasonic lens needs about 1-2 seconds to take a picture, depending on where the focus was when you last used it. So yeah. With an ultrasonic series lens it'd focus even faster.
That's from standby mode, and it only involves pressing one button. Most smartphones have to be woken from standby, and then you have to click on the camera shortcut and then wait for it to launch, then focus. The situation is not really better with Sony phones and their dedicated shutter key - you have to press it for ~3 seconds to launch and shoot the camera - that's only to trigger, you have to add camera loading time to that.
The only disadvantage of an SLR is that it's bigger than a smartphone (and well, that it's not a smartphone). It's by no means slower to shoot a picture with one. If you want quality photos and know how to use it, it's (D)SLR hands down.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2015WHAT? if you cant use it in 3 seconds, then just adjust it on Auto, which btw an slr camera wo... moreMy S6 Edge camera launch in less than 2 seconds. What you talking abt 3secs?
AnonD-216585, 29 Jul 2015same quality camera is not what I expected. at least better... now just memory fail and its co... moreYou expect better camera quality with smaller pixel size? You can't be serious...
AnonD-369297, 29 Jul 2015buy an SLR. phones got prices of dslr...
I hope make a sensor with ultra pixels and isocell technology in 8 or 16 Mpix
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2015Why carry a brick with millions hidden functions wich i cannot use it in 3 seconds to catch th... moreWHAT? if you cant use it in 3 seconds, then just adjust it on Auto, which btw an slr camera would switch on, autofocuses and takes a picture in 3 seconds if you want, a smartphone would take 3 seconds just to launch the camera application. (this if you launch it from the lock screen, which you dont have all the features).
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2015Im not sure how exactly smaller image sensor going to give us better camera. I don't understan... moreIf you read the article properly you will see this doesn't make the quality better or worse but make the sensor smaller, in turn making phones able to be smaller ,slimmer, without protrusion of sensor.
Wouldn't be suprise, Apple iPhone 6S and 6SPlus will be 2nd and 3rd device to use Samsung new 1 micron ISOCELL image sensor.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2015Omnivison announced its 1um pixel sensor 5 months ago. It's a shame Samsung takes all the credits.Im not sure how exactly smaller image sensor going to give us better camera. I don't understand Samsung logic. Camera user knows that bigger image sensor is better. They need to put f/0.4 to make this work like a high quality dslr camera or otherwise. Nokia pureview 808 by far is admitedly the best smartphone camera.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2015Samsung image sensor is called ISOCELL sensor. The Sony sensor is used in most Samsung smartph... morelower end devices mostly uses ISOCELL and higher end samsung devices uses SONY ..
prices sony sensor is better
AnonD-369297, 29 Jul 2015buy an SLR. Why carry a brick with millions hidden functions wich i cannot use it in 3 seconds to catch the moment ??? A mobile will be always with me.