Samsung develops 16MP and HD-supporting 1.2MP CMOS Image Sensor

Samsung 16 megapixel CMOS Image Sensor


Samsung put on a good show at the Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum in Taiwan. In addition to unveiling the new Exynos processor, Samsung also showed a 1/2.3-inch 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor (S5K2P1) for smartphones, digital cameras and camcorders and 1/8.2-inch 1.2MP sensor (S5K8AA).

The S5K2P1 uses Samsung’s 1.34um Backside Illumination pixel technology that improves picture quality in low-light scenarios and an image sensor more suited for high-end smartphones. The module can record videos in native 16:9 aspect ratio at a resolution of up to 8.3 megapixel at 60fps and still images at full 16 megapixel resolution at 30fps.

Samsung is currently sampling the image sensor and is expected to mass produce it in November this year.

Samsung 1.2 megapixel CMOS Image Sensor

The S5K8AA on the other hand is developed to suffice the growing need of HD video telephony. The new module supports 720p HD videos at 30fps and VGA video at 60fps and comes with a 1.4um backside illumination (BSI) technology for better video quality in low-light conditions.

Samsung is currently sampling S5K8AA.

    • Nacho de los Ríos Tormo June 12, 2012, 2:20 pm

      “Growing need for HD video telephony”? Really? There’s been almost no need for video telephony at all. Video telephony has been available for years in practically any phone in Europe (though lately less so, although nobody seems to have noticed), and nobody ever uses it, even at the same price as audio calls.