Are bigger pixels less noisy?

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ahaslett
ahaslett Veteran Member • Posts: 8,725
Re: Quantum efficiency and signal to noise ratio

Iliah Borg wrote:

bodeswell wrote:

The original question was whether "bigger pixels" were "less noisy". Apparently the answer is "it depends".

What is "less noisy"? Pixels, image?

What are you comparing, one big pixel to several smaller pixels on its place? Something else?

How do you define "noisy"?

"It depends" without an explanation of the terms and factors (and analysis of dominant trends) is hardly ever an answer.

See OP’s response to my question of 6 days ago.

You need to define the photographic context as well, which might include what you mean by noisy in the image you are trying to make.

Andrew

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