Sensor size and pixels

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Sensor size and pixels

I'm curious about this....if you take a smaller sensor in particular — say a 1/2.3" sensor—wouldn't the sensor with 16MP have larger pixels and thus better light gathering capability than the same sensor with 20MP or 24MP, which would have to have smaller pixels to cram that many more onto the same sensor size?

I'm thinking a 1/2.3" sensor with 20MP might not handle noise and low light as well as a 1/2.3" sensor with 16MP.

Do I understand this correctly?

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