f-number equivalent between m43 and FF

Started Mar 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
xpatUSA
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Re: Defining The Signal: part 2

Ummm . . . since signal-to-noise ratio is dimensionless, would not the signal have the same units as those used for noise?

Therefore, if my noise is expressed as e-, The Signal would be in e- , would it not?

For example, if N photons x QE = 45,000e- and (poisson noise e- +dark e- + Johnson e-) r.m.s = 250e-, then SNR = 45000/250 -> 45dB.

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