APS-C & m4/3 -- same pixel pitch -- is APS-C still better?

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Re: APS-C & m4/3 -- same pixel pitch -- is APS-C still better?
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sirhawkeye64 wrote:

So I was doing some research and was looking at low-light capabilities (based on specs, not actual images) considering pixel size and sensor size.

What I'm curious about is if you have two cameras, one APS-C and one Micro 4/3, but they both have the same (or very similar) pixel pitch, is one still better than the other? (This is assuming we take sensor design and image processor out of the equation, as those are two additional variables that might be hard to factor in -- especially the processor/processing done by the processor). So simply put, if you have very similar pixel pitch, is the APS-C still the better of the two? Or is it semi-irrelevant at that point?

Indeed, the signal/noise ratio per pixel is the same on both cameras. Thus, if you'd crop the APS-C to MFT, the images would be the same. But you don't crop. The additional information (light) on APS-C will improve the signal/noise ratio when the image is reduced to the same pixel count.

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