A crazy (or dumb...) idea about sensor and noise

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A crazy (or dumb...) idea about sensor and noise

Hi,

My knowledge is very limited in the sensor technology and what I have understood so far is that the bigger the pixel the more light it captures and also the better the high ISO performance. Nice article here: https://www.ephotozine.com/article/complete-guide-to-image-sensor-pixel-size-29652

Wouldn't it be nice if we could alter the size of pixels in our current sensors? So for example, I don't like the ISO 6400 of my GX8 whereas I find acceptable the ISO 6400 of my Fuji X-A10. The pixel size of GX8 sensor is 3,3μ whereas the one from X-A10 is 4,7μ being able to perform better in low light situations.

Wouldn't be great if I could reduce the resolution of GX8 and increase the pixel size to 4,7μ so as to match the low light performance? Yes, resolution would be lower (14MP?), but plenty enough for most tasks. What if I could go up to 8μ (close to FF) and have a resolution of 8MP (if this is correct)?

What do you think? Can this technically happen?

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