The 200MP Samsung ISCOCELL HP1 sensor was announced back in September, but no devices have been announced with the sensor. According to a Samsung video, the sensor’s capabilities may change with the upcoming Motorola phone in July.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how much detail the HP1 sensor is capable of capturing. A couple of Samsung engineers were able to photograph some detailed cats using a Frankenstein rig, so no phones were shown for the demonstration, but we did see it plugged into a test board, an external display, and an additional lens.
Finally, an industrial printer printed the final 200 MP still. Canvas measuring 28 x 22 meters that was stitched together from twelve separate pieces measuring 2.3 meters long and hung from a building. Photographers behind the scene optimized and adjusted the actual photo. What’s most significant is that photographs can be zoomed and cropped without losing detail.
Samsung’s HP1 sensor is the first to use Samsung’s new ChamelonCell technology, which allows you to group 16 pixels in a variety of resolutions from 12.5MP (2.4*m pixels) to 50MP (1.28*m pixels) and 200MP (0.64*m pixels) according to your needs.