The Isocell HM3 from Samsung has a high resolution, masters 8K and slow-motion in 4K and should also take good pictures in the dark. Samsung has presented a new camera sensor for smartphones. The Isocell HM3 replaces the HM1 and HM2, which are used in the Realme 8 Pro, among other things. It belongs to the range of Samsung’s high-resolution sensors.
The Isocell HM3 has 108 megapixels, each 0.8 µm in size, and uses Samsung’s Isocell 2.0 technology. A material is used for the wafer-thin protective layer between the individual pixels that is more reflective and does not contain any metal as in previous Isocell sensors. This still prevents crosstalk but increases the light output.
In poorly lit situations, the Isocell HM3 can also combine pixels into one. Then pictures are taken with 12 megapixels, which have better light sensitivity due to the larger sensor points.
Focus on shooting in low light
With the Isocell HM3, Samsung always pays a lot of attention to the low-light performance. In poor light, the sensor automatically switches to a high ISO value. He also uses multisampling, which should lead to fewer artefacts in the finished image.
In addition, the Smart ISO function should combine recordings with high and low ISO values. In the end, this should lead to an image with higher dynamics and a color depth of 12 bits. The Isocell HM3 sensor also uses an HDR function.
Thanks to an improved phase comparison autofocus, the Isocell HM3 should focus quickly and safely even when moving. Videos can be recorded in 8K, 4K videos can be recorded with up to 120 frames per second. Samsung has not commented on the start of series production.