Samsung's 64MP camera phone sensor outmuscles any Canon or Nikon camera

Samsung's 64MP camera phone sensor outmuscles any Canon or Nikon camera

Samsung has unveiled a pair of new camera phone sensors, including a groundbreaking 64-megapixel sensor that packs more pixels than anything available from Canon or Nikon – and even outmuscles a number of medium format cameras. 

The 64-megapixel Samsung Isocell Bright GW1 and 48Mp Isocell Bright GM2 are 0.8μm (micrometer) image sensors, a technology that offers the smallest pixel size on the market.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.