The megapixel war seemed to have settled down, with a focus on image processing rather than resolution. However, Samsung has once again shaken the market with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, equipped with a 200-megapixel camera, and plans to continue betting on this high resolution in the secondary cameras of its upcoming devices.
Samsung emphasizes the importance of using a telephoto lens for shooting in portrait mode. The 24mm lenses inevitably generate distortions at 1x zoom, while telephoto lenses like the 85mm offer a more suitable and distortion-free focal length for this type of photography.
Furthermore, Samsung mentions that the greater the focal length, the shallower the depth of field, which affects the quality of bokeh or natural image blur. However, telephoto and ultra-wide sensors are far from the main sensors in terms of size and lens aperture, which explains why secondary cameras are usually inferior in quality.
With the aim of closing this gap, Samsung aims to bring its secondary cameras to the same level as the main cameras. Additionally, it promises lossless 2x and 4x zoom on its 200 MP sensors thanks to its remosaic algorithms. It even compares the sharpness of its 4x zoom to a 3.9x hybrid telephoto lens.
Samsung has not yet mentioned the production of a 200 MP telephoto lens, but it highlights the advantage of using an ISOCELL sensor of this resolution as the main camera and enjoying lossless zoom ranging from 2x to 4x.
This move by Samsung is of vital importance for the future of mobile photography, as it is one of the leading camera sensor distributors. The Korean company emphasizes the need for higher-resolution telephoto and ultra-wide sensors in the field of telephony.
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