Having 3 CCDs won't affect image detail, it will just effect color reproduction. And w/consumer cameras the typical trade off is having 1 1/4" CCD vs 3 1/6" CCDs. In this example the 1 CCD camera will have better image detail (bigger chip) and the 3 CCD camera will have better color reproduction (all other things being equal of course).atari1356 said:I bought a Panasonic GS-120 about a year ago because it was the least expensive miniDV camcorder that has 3 CCD sensors - which means it has great picture quality and color reproduction. It also works perfectly with iMovie/Final Cut.
He said "great picture quality and color reproduction." Three CCDs will give you color reproduction but will they give you better "picture quality" where quality is referring to something other than color? We should all read carefully (me too).eXan said:He didnt say that 3 CCDs affect image detail. He said it affects quality. Read carefully
Congratulations. In trying to be a smart@ss you came off as a email@example.comXan said:He didnt say that 3 CCDs affect image detail. He said it affects quality. Read carefully
I bought a Sony PC109E last year and I'm really happy with it. Very small (easily fits in your jacket pocket) but great picture quality and features. My main reason for choosing it was the 1mp ccd that allows shooting in true 16:9 widescreen. Everything looks cooler in widescreen. DV-in was a plus too.SpaceMagic said:I think I want a Sony Handicam, but don't want to be paying for the name... i've heard though, that Sony are quality.
With all due respect... I didn't misunderstand anything. In my view, color reproduction is a large part of image quality.LethalWolfe said:atari1356's post is a common misunderstanding in regards to 3 CCD vs. 1 CCD cameras and I just wanted to clear it up.
When you specifically mentioned color reproduction and image quality separately I thought you were talking about two different things (image detail and color quality). I apologize for not realizing you were just repeating yourself.atari1356 said:With all due respect... I didn't misunderstand anything. In my view, color reproduction is a large part of image quality.
Did I say overall image quality? No. I said image detail.You make the argument that 1CCD cameras generally have larger sensors, so have more detailed images... which may be a valid argument
but that doesn't mean that the overall image quality of those video cameras are better than a 3CCD camera.
Which is why I said, "...all other things being equal..."... and obviously there are other factors involved that affect image quality like the lens and the cameras internal processing of the video...
Who's debating? I'm talking about facts. CCD size matters.so really debating about the merits of 1 larger CDD versus 3 slightly smaller CCD's is futile.
That's great. I'm not dogin' your camera. You don't need to defend your purchase.I like the Panasonic GS-120.
I used to be a Sony wh*re as well, but you're right, the touch screen controls are not for everyone. They make sense on a PDA, but encouraging people to touch the LCD on camcorders just doesn't seem like a great idea to me.roadapple said:I would try to play with a Sony in the store before buying, as the touch screen control is not for everyone. But as far as picture quality and ease of use, I think it's outstanding, but I'm not one to play with manual settings much.
Oh, and why I bought it, I'm a sony wh*re
Same here, although don't flame me on the debate. I got it because at the time it seemed to offer the best value for the money. No problems--works with iMovie as it should.atari1356 said:I bought a Panasonic GS-120 about a year ago because it was the least expensive miniDV camcorder that has 3 CCD sensors - which means it has great picture quality and color reproduction. It also works perfectly with iMovie/Final Cut.
For pro use I'm of the same mind, but for personal/consumer use I think HDV will be great.2jaded2care said:Also I'm not too sold on the HDV format myself (which Sony's a part of), but that's just from what I've read, I haven't seen it yet. The DVCPRO HD format sounds like the way to go, but I guess you get what you pay for.