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Samsung Join Hands With Fujifilm to Create ISOCELL PLUS Sensors

Korean Giant Samsung and imaging industry leader Fuji silently working together behind the curtain to create a completely new and more powerful ISOCELL sensor. The new ISOCELL PLUS sensor

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Let me explain you what Fuji did inside ISOCELL sensor to make it ISOCELL PLUS, earlier every two-sub pixels of of ISOCELL sensor was separated by a metal grid. Now, the metal grid is replaced by Fuji new innovative material. (well they didn’t disclosed what the innovative material is).

Highlights of ISOCELL PLUS Sensors Press Release

  1. Today introduced its new ‘ISOCELL Plus’ technology
  2. Absorb and hold more light than the conventional backside-illuminated (BSI) image sensor
  3. Samsung replaced the metal barrier with an innovative new material developed by Fujifilm, minimizing optical loss and light reflection.
  4. The new ISOCELL Plus delivers higher color fidelity along with up to a 15-percent enhancement in light sensitivity
  5. The technology also enables image sensors to equip 0.8-micrometer (µm) and smaller-sized pixels without any loss in performance, making it an optimal solution for developing super-resolution cameras with over 20 megapixels
  6. The ISOCELL Plus will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held from June 27 to 29.

With the help of new technology Samsung is not only able to create more better sensor, but they can also create higher resolution sensor without any loss in performance.

We also expect in near future both companies will work together for the betterment of Sensors as well imagine technology to bring new innovative products for for consumers.

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Samsung Wants to Become No.1

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We all know that Sony is no.1 Senor maker of the world. But, Now Samsung is looking more aggressive and wants to become No.1 Sensor maker. According to latest news coming from entnews Samsung Electronics is planning to increase its production capacity of image sensors and it also set a goal to become the top business in image sensor market by beating out SONY.

The Aim of Samsung is to dethrone Sony and become No.1 Sensor maker. Samsung is increasing production capacity to make more low-cost Dual ISO units for affordable smartphones. Xiaomi and Meizu are one of its biggest customers.

From past ten years the Smartphone sales are booming and specifically in Asian region. The worldwide camera sales declined upto 66% which is really heart-breaking news for dedicated system camera makers. src – CEA

Keep in mind that Samsung isn’t making any APS-C or FF Sensors dedicated for camera right now.  But, yes we do have some strong rumors related to the development of Samsung NX2 camera in near future.

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Samsung NX2 Prototype Exist - 30MP DPAF, 4K at 120FPS and more...

Samsung NX2

Samsung NX1 was the first APS-C camera to introduce DCI 4K video recording and 205 on chip AF point with 15fps burst, After low sales report Samsung closed its camera division and handed over all the further operation to mobile section.

According to latest rumors Samsung NX2 / NX1 successor do exist in Samsung lab and currently being tested with Exynos 9810 SoC. Now, at the time I am writing this article the Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC is a high-end system-on-chip and rumored to be used inside the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones.

As the tipster says the new CPU allows the camera to record 4K video at 120FPS h/265 encode capability. Take a look at Rumored Specification of Samsung NX2 camera

Samsung NX2 Specifications

  • 30,1 megapixels sensor (6720*4480)  (3-stack FRS) ISOCELL
  • Tetracell / dual-pixel AF. (AF is insane with combination of dual-pixel and ‘Super PD’)
  • accelerometer-based shutter / registers the G-forces (acceleration)
  • 4K 120fps h/265 encode capability enable impressive framerates
    – Full sensor (6720*4480) @ 30fps
    – 5376*3024 @ 60fps
    – 3840*2160 @ 120fps
    – 2688*1512 @ 240fps
    – 1920*1080 @ 480fps
    Up to 120fps should be full sensor read-out, 2.7K and 1080p at higher frame-rates is 2×2 pixel binning and then down-sampling (so full width of sensor is used up to 480fps (!).
  • 15fps burst with mechanical shutter
  • 30fps RAW with electronic shutter.
  • Practically no read-out noise ’, which is regular in-sensor phase detection.
  •  LTE-connectivity with eSIM,
  • GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou) for location tagging,
  • SD 3.0 with UHS-II support for memory cards (up to 300 MB/s),
  • Bluetooth 5 for continuous low-power connection and
  • 802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO for fast image- and video transfer.
  • USB 3.1 Type-C with DP enabled for uncompressed output up to 5K 30fps and 4K 60fps.
  • PCIe 3.0 x2 bus left if they decide to add something like a CFexpress card-slot, or Thunderbolt 3 or 10GbE.

This was one of the prototypes of the Samsung NX2 camera and and its is possible that more exist with variable ND, IBIS, HBM2-buffer.

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Samsung Introduces Image Sensor Brand ISOCELL

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Samsung finally introduces its own sensor brand and its name is ISOCELL sensor.  This brand name was introduced in Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.

Samsung ISOCELL technology is not new to us we have published several blog post related to Samsung isocell sensor technology in the past.

ISOCELL sensor from Samsung was first introduced in year of 2013,  more than 50% of Samsung smartphones now carry isocell sensor.

Initially Samsung announced for variants of its ISOCELL sensor. And  the first variant is bright sensor that are low light optimized and it is specifically made to deliver its performance in low light condition.  The next sensor type is ISO cell fast sensor, The sensor is optimized for fast auto focusing speed and high speed data read out.  more details below…

  • ISOCELL Bright sensors deliver bright and sharp images with high color fidelity and reduced noise in low light environments
  • ISOCELL Fast sensors provide fast autofocus onto still or moving objects even when dark
  • ISOCELL Slim sensors adopt the smallest pixel sizes available in the market at 0.9-1.0um, yet produce high quality images for the slimmest devices
  • ISOCELL Dual sensors can be mixed and matched in various combinations on consumer devices to bring about features demanded in the latest dual camera trend

“Samsung ISOCELL is a brand that represents the essence of our leading pixel technologies. We expect the ISOCELL brand to help consumers easily acknowledge and confide in camera performance as well as overall quality of the device,” said Ben Hur, Vice President of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. “With our advanced image sensor technologies, Samsung will continue to bring innovation to cameras used in smartphones and other applications.”

Stay with us and we will update you soon as we get any new information.

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Samsung NX Camera Finally Shutting Down in Australia

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A while ago we have published the news that Samsung NX1 is discontinued at B&H store of US, According to the latest news coming from channelnews the Samsung NX Camera Finally Shutting Down in Australia, So after United Kingdom and other several countries Samsung also closed it’s and its NX lineup camera in Australia.

Samsung Australia is believed to have has pulled out of the digital camera market due to poor sales and a lack of acceptance of a Samsung branded digital camera.

A leading retailer who was selling Samsung digital cameras said “They are out of the market we are not stocking any new products, all we are doing is selling out old stock”.

Craig Gillespie who headed up Samsung’s digital camera business in Australia quit the Company in April 2016 to take on a new role at Boomworks.

It’s really a Bad news since the NX1 camera paired with 16-50mm lens is still one of the best APS-C sensor based solution available in the market toady.

Samsung NX1 camera was the last flagship of Samsung camera that was announced on Feb 2014, the camera features 28 MP sensor with 205 Phase-Detection AF Points and ability to shoot 15 fps in continuous shooting mode. take a look at the specification comparison between 7DMk2 and Samsung NX1

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Samsung NX1 and NX500 Getting Firmware Updates

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Both Samsung NX1 and NX500 camera was officially discontinued by Samsung a while ago however despite of being discontinued both of these products has received latest firmware updates. The firmware update issued by Samsung will fix Bluetooth problem with the Android Marshmallow version 6.0 now it is really very interesting to see that Samsung is still interested in Samsung NX series cameras however it is very good to see company is continuing it support to discontinued cameras we also hope in future we will going to see next series of NX cameras as well as lenses.

If we look back Samsung denied the possibility closing down of NX series camera business, so there is big possibility also that we may see Samsung NX2 at Photokina 2016.

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Sony Contact Lens Camera With WiFi, Zoom and Image Stabilization

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Latest patent document surfaced over the web shows a new Contact lens based camera patent filed by Sony that features a small power source, WiFi antenna, microchip processor, Zoom lens, sensor and even a image stabilization unit to combat the shake caused by the eyelid moment.

You Can control the camera by conscious eyelid closure and the other settings of the camera is also control by specified eyelid movement.

Power source – According to the patent document the Supply and reception of electric power can be achieved by, for example, an electromagnetic induction method, a radio wave method, or an electromagnetic field resonance method.

The small camera will add revolution in camera industry since it’s a completely invisible, it may also raise some serious questions related to privacy of a person.

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Not only Sony, Samsung and Google also working on Smart contact Lens


 

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The smart contact lens is composed of following major parts 1. control component 4. Control Unit 2. Sensor 3. WiFi antenna

Before we end the Sony contact lens news you must know that the first contact lens patent was filed by google X skunkworks lab back on 2012 [via patentbolt] Initially the first contact lens from google was made with a sensor that tracks your sugar level by analyzing the amount of sugar present in your tears. if you have diabetes, you generally have to perform finger-stick blood tests throughout the day. However the smart lens made by google never came for public use.


Samsung eye contact camera A month ago Samsung smart contact lens patent also surfaced over the web. South Korea gov. has granted the Samsung crop. The Patent for contact lenses with a display that can project images into the users eye with additional information.  Smart Contact lenses will send data`to your smartphones / tablets via WiFi, the overall operation of the camera will be controlled by the moment of eyelid / blinking of a eye.

All the three major companies are working towards smart contact lens and within few years we will sure see smart contact lenses in the market for general purpose use.