Samsung developing a 600 MP camera sensor that can capture more details than a human eye
Remember the old Nokia, LG, and Sony phones during the 2000s. There was a mad race to make the highest megapixel camera phones in those days. Seems like history repeats itself. We already have a 108 MP camera smartphone from Xiaomi called the CC9 Pro. Now, the South Korean chaebol, Samsung is dreaming of making a camera sensor of a whopping 600-megapixel power.
Samsung has said that it is working on a camera sensor that has a resolution as high as 600 MP which can capture more detail than the human eye. “Through relentless innovation, we are determined to open up endless possibilities in pixel technologies that might even deliver image sensors that can capture more detail than the human eye,” Yongin Park, Head of Sensor Business Team at Samsung, said in a company blog.
You have to read it to believe it. Our eyes can capture images at around 500 megapixels. Most cameras and smartphones capture images that are visible to the human eye at wavelengths between 450 and 750 nanometers and match a resolution of around 40 megapixels.
Sensors to detect light wavelengths outside of the range are hard to come by and Samsung is working on a technology that can make it possible. “We as an industry still have a long way to go to be able to match human perception capabilities,” Park said.
The Samsung labs are not only working on the 600-megapixel sensor they are also working on sensors that can register smells or tastes. “Sensors that even go beyond human senses will soon become an integral part of our daily lives. We are excited by the potential such sensors to have, to make the invisible visible and help people by going beyond what our own senses are capable of,” Park added.
Imagine a day when you will be able to smell the food aroma from your mother’s kitchen when you are miles away from your home. A dream tech to pursue.