Do you miss larger sensors?

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richarddd
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Re: Do you miss larger sensors?
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Jerry R wrote:

richarddd wrote:

Jerry R wrote:

Guy,

S/N is primarily a function of the number of photons each pixel collects. Smaller sensors have smaller pixels and collect less light than larger sensor pixels.

Jerry

"The total amount of light that goes to make up your image is the most important factor in determining image quality."

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/5365920428/the-effect-of-pixel-and-sensor-sizes-on-noise

Image quality is also a function of a sensors dynamic range.

I would gladly give up 1 stop in S/N for an additional step in dynamic range.

There's a relationship between SNR and DR.  It's not at all clear to me that such a trade-off can be made.  What sensors produce worse SNR but better DR?

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