The image sensor is a smartphone’s key component that determines the quality of photos and videos. Have you ever wondered the use of 200MP image sensors in cutting-edge smartphones like the Galaxy S23 Ultra? The reason for this is that the ultra-high resolution image sensors allow you to capture your epic moment with the epic details. To prove it, Samsung decided to hack the least advanced photobooth in town with a 200MP image sensor and take over one of the world’s most iconic billboards.
Samsung created a specially designed photobooth at a landmark location and installed a 200MP mobile image sensor in the camera so people could see for themselves how powerful ISOCELL sensors can be and how detailed photos taken with these sensors can be.
At Piccadilly Circus in London, the photobooth gave those who took pictures a printout that said, “Look up”. When they were leaving the photobooth, they saw the ultra-high resolution photo of themselves displayed on a 45 by 18 meter epic billboard at the Piccadilly Circus.
Remarkably, when the photos were zoomed in on the billboard, they showed the quality of 200MP photos – all the lifelike details of their eyes, hair, and skin.
Watch the video to see how this was achieved.
“This is my face captured by the 200MP Samsung ISOCELL mobile image sensor and sent straight to the big screens at London’s Piccadilly Circus. This is what smartphones will be capable of.”, said GadgetsBoy as attendees discovered the true power of ultra-high resolution cameras and saw for themselves how more pixels in an image sensor means more highly-detailed photos.
What’s more, because the experience took place on one of the world’s most iconic billboards, attendees also stated that it was the once-in-a-lifetime moment they had dreamed of and their content went viral on social media.
And now Samsung is bringing the Piccadilly experience back to the huge screen this year with the Galaxy S23 Ultra with ISOCELL HP2. Creators will attend the experiential event and have their photos taken in the photobooth at Piccadilly Circus on April 15th and 16th (GMT). Samsung will also be running a 200MP photo competition in US and UK, where winners will have their winning ultra-high resolution 200MP photo displayed live on the big screen, and a copy of the footage will also be shared with the winners who are unable to attend.
Anyone who owns a Galaxy S23 Ultra and currently lives in the US or UK can enter for a chance to be featured on the Piccadilly Circus billboards by simply posting a portrait using Galaxy S23 Ultra on Instagram. Visit the competition website for more information on how to join the competition.
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