Are bigger pixels less noisy?

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spider-mario
spider-mario Contributing Member • Posts: 877
Re: Are recent sensors less noisy?

D Cox wrote:

I can't see any way in which a larger sensor "allows" you to use a lens with a larger entrance pupil, or a smaller sensor forbids it.

It does if you qualify the statement with “for a given angle of view”. A larger sensor can achieve that angle of view with a greater focal length, thereby not requiring as low an f-ratio for a certain entrance pupil size.

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