Your common NTSC or PAL video is sub megapixel. The reason for megapixel sensors are simple in that you get some digital camera function and in better cameras you can zoom in a digital method without degradation.
Until we talk of HDTV quality camcorders, the video still is sub-megapixel. Many get sorely confused as they never think that the video signal is limited by the standards.
I'm having a trouble understanding the megapixel
issue of Digital Camcorders.
When a manufacture states that their digital camcorder has a 2, 3, or 5 megapixel chip, is this chip for their Digital still picture or for their video.
Also, what would be considered above average video quality, 640 X 480, or higher.
I'm searching for small digital video camera, with a Secure Digital card slot, which can give very good video quality.