Samsung has announced their new ISOCELL HP3 200-megapixel CMOS smartphone camera sensor. This isn’t the first 200-megapixel sensor Samsung has produced, having announced the ISOCELL HP1 200MP last September. This new sensor, though, is even smaller, bringing that 0.64μm pixel size down to a microscopic 0.56μm. Yes, μm. That means each individual pixel measures only 0.00056mm x 0.00056mm.
The new sensor is 1/1.14″ type, which is about 20% smaller than its 1/1.22″ predecessor but still packs a whopping 200 megapixels. Using 4:1 Quad-pixel merging gives us 50 megapixels with 1.12μm pixels and it even supports 16:1 merging, bringing that up to 2.24μm per pixel for a 12.5-megapixel final result. Naturally, it also shoots 8K video and gives us 4K at up to 120fps with “minimal loss in the field of view”.