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Samsung Posts Video Touting Power of ISOCELL CMOS Image Sensors Found in Galaxy S5

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In a new video posted by Samsung, the company who currently holds 20% of the world’s image sensors market, touts the power of its new ISOCELL CMOS image sensors. 

Without taking too much power away from the video itself, we will explain it briefly. The new sensors found in Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S5, feature a new pixel architecture which helps produce amazing photos, even in low light surroundings.

Thanks to “minute” barriers built around neighboring pixels, each pixel has increased light sensitivity, higher color fidelity, and a 30% decrease in crosstalk (which reduces image noise).

The video is quite technical, but when you have big words being spouted off about the technology in your cellphone’s camera, it’s easy to get excited for the upcoming release of the Galaxy S5.

The Galaxy S5 is set to hit retail stores globally on April 11.

  • MicroNix

    Sorry Samsung haters but this phone is going to friggin rock!

  • harvard

    Water and dust resistant.
    Amazing camera.
    Beautiful display.
    Long lasting and removable battery.

    This is what a smartphone should be. It’s not revolutionary (who is?), but it looks like Samsung made one of the most compelling, complete-package device. kudos.

    With that said, the S5, as near perfect as it is, will have to share the crown with the Note 3. Can’t say enough amazing things about the Note.

    • Maxim∑

      lol

  • mit

    I wonder if this has the backdoor that allows remote access to your storage.
    source: http://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/SamsungGalaxyBackdoor

  • Drew

    Hey Samsung, nobody wants you. We got Moto X which is infinitely better than anything else on the market in every category for every person. So go away! Love my Moto X.

    • knight

      uuuuhhh……ok……

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      cool story bro

  • staticx57

    More pixels and higher quality pixels. Win Win?

  • Michael Nichols

    Can someone translate?

    • James Monday

      Sure. Translation: The camera will be better than last year’s.

      :)

    • T4rd

      Samsung are gud.

    • Steve B

      Yes. Samsung will continue to have the best camera phone on the market.

      • kasjdkjashdkjh

        Unless you want pictures that aren’t blurry, due to little-or-no optical image stabilization.

        • Tim242

          Learn how to hold still. My S4 takes great pictures.

        • MicroNix

          My S3 takes amazing pictures. Might way to lay off the caffine there chief.

      • TSY87

        … continue? the camera on the samsung phones have not really been that great to be honest… As much as I hate to say it, the iphone probably has the best camera. I havent seen enough of the nokia phones, though they are touted to be excellent as well.

        • Intellectua1

          Yea right, stop fooling yourself. I admit the 5mp camera on the iPhone 4 was better than the 8mp on the Note 1 but when the S4 came out no mobile camera was touching that. And Samsung continues to dominate the camera mobile arena

          • The Narrator

            LG bud

          • Tim242

            Hahaha lick that lead cord

          • TSY87

            no. it definitely does not dominate. Its not a terrible camera, but its definitely not the best.

          • Intellectua1

            Who would you say is the best, my opinion may be extremely biased being I’ve only used Samsung devices for the past couple years. Also going by the reviews on other phones none seem to praise the camera like they do on Sammy devices..

          • MicroNix

            It most certainly is one of the best. Especially in the Android world. Not even Fry can dispute that.

          • Alex Snyder

            I never saw any greatness out of the s4. I went from the one to the s4 and actually missed the camera on the one (along with other things, like no lag/stutter

          • Intellectua1

            So you’re trying to say the camera on the One was better than the S4?? Ok you’re like the only one who seems to think that. All the reviews I’ve read on it weren’t good and definitely not better than a 13mp (and yes I know it’s more to a camera than the MP) and please stop with the stutter and lag crap. Like I said I’ve owned several Samsung phones and have not had any stutter and lag problems

          • Alex Snyder

            I’m saying that in my experience, yes, it was better. Maybe in an isolated environment(perfectly steady platform, perfect lighting, and no moving objects) the s4 would be better, or maybe I had a dud

          • Intellectua1

            I can compare my S4 camera to my Nikon D5100, most times I prefer to shoot with it over my Nikon unless I need serious zoom.. The S4 takes very crisp images..

          • Alex Snyder

            If your phone takes great pics, that’s awesome! I have no idea what kind of camera that is, I’m not an expert, haha! You’re personal experience doesn’t mirror mine, and that’s cool! Say what you will, but I prefer to use my 5s over any phone I’ve had before

        • Steve B

          This is subjective. Iphone does better in some conditions, Sammy does better in other conditions. Hell, even my Nexus 5 outperforms the Iphone in certain conditions. Just depends. In all honesty, like stated above, nothing compares to the Lumia.

          • TSY87

            true, but I think overall, the iphones perform better in general.. my note3 has terribly slow and inaccurate auto focusing and is rather slow. Hopefully the PDAF on the s5 will help that part.

      • ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

        Best cameras in a smartphone have to be Lumias.

        • Steve B

          True, forgot about that. Best Android phone for sure.

        • Intellectua1

          Lumina, who is that Sony?

          • master94

            Nokia

      • The Narrator

        LOL the G2 is laughing at you

        • Tim242

          We are all laughing at you…

    • master94

      Sensors will be able to absorb more light without crossing each other. Current sensors would cross them making noise so they could take pics in low light situations. This should take care of that. In well lit areas this wont be a noticeable difference.

  • Intellectua1

    My next device.. Can’t wait..

  • Michael Bassett

    Set the wheels in motion to get this from work as an upgrade from Droid Maxx. Can’t wait.

    • The Narrator

      I can’t wait for the 805 powered G3. LG may be last. But they sure do know how to do it.

      • Tim242

        Yeah, and I’m sure you’d see or know the difference in the 805, compared to the 801. Sit down boy.

        • MicroNix

          How dare you question Fry!

          • Tim242

            I know. I need a time-out haha

  • Ryan
    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Local news?

    • Steve B

      What the F is that from?

    • Ray

      Kellen if your going to be feature on TV let us know don’t keep it a secret.

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      Wait, Kellen runs a blog about cellphones? According to readers and commenters this site is about any ONE cellPHONE in particular. :P

  • Maxim∑

    Pretty sure more than 1,400hr of video is uploaded to youtube each day

    • Wiki

      {{Citation needed}}

      • Maxim∑

        as of 2012 1hr of video was uploaded to youtube every second. 86,400 seconds in a day. 1,400hr seems way to low for the whole earth if you think about it

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          That’s not a citation.

          • Maxim∑

            smart one, citations and links are blocked on disquis unless approved by admin. not that hard to search it yourself

          • ummm

            This is 2014 not 2012.

            Wouldn’t be surprised if YouTube has dropped in popularity (just as Vine is about to due to certain content banning).

          • Tim242

            Links aren’t blocked on all disqus sites…certainly not this one.

          • Maxim∑

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          • Tim242

            ???