What really makes big sensors produce more appealing images? *Serious*

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D Cox
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Re: What really makes big sensors produce more appealing images? *Serious*
In reply to Pasmia, 5 months ago

The main difference is not the size of the sensor, but the size of each pixel. Bigger pixels have less noise. (Noise also goes down over the years as sensor technology improves.)

So a 16 Megapixel sensor of a certain size will have less noise than a 16 Megapixel sensor of half the size.

Less noise means better tonal gradation and cleaner colours, or being able to set higher ISOs and still have acceptable quality.

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