Questions About Sensor Size and Pixel Pitch

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Re: Questions About Sensor Size and Pixel Pitch

bobn2 wrote:

Chaplain Mark wrote:

Sorry about that, lol...

Got interrupted while posting...!!!

My question was, does a larger sensor size automatically mean a smaller pixel pitch?

Only if pixel count remains the same.

In general, far to much is made about these two parameters. It's a historical thing, when sites like this were struggling to understand the technology and putting out stuff about sensor characteristics which was just plain wrong. There are really two important thing, which are related, but not the same. On is how many pixels there are. That determines how many samples are taken of the image, and therefore at some level how much detail can be resolved. The other is how much light is captured in the image as a whole, that determines the noisiness of the image projected on the sensor. Other factors do make a difference, but in general they are secondary to those two things.

This is the answer which my feeble brain is the most easily understanding.


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