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How to compare between 1CCD and 3CCD along with resolution?

by Marreddy / August 22, 2004 5:32 PM PDT

3CCD is definitely better than 1CCD.
But I am in a dilemma that but how to compare these along with resolutions? I have an option between 1/3? 1CCD and 1/6? 3CCD which one is better? Other option is between 1/3? 1CCD and 1/4.7? 3CCD which one is better? Please help me to select an option. Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to compare between 1CCD and 3CCD along with resoluti
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 1:24 AM PDT

About 1/4, 1/3 and 1/6 inch sensors. That doesn't tell much at all since you don't know how many pixels are in the sensors and what sensitivity they give.

Instead, look to sites like dvspot.com that have example video and compare.

Be aware that few if not all of today's consumer cameras do not fare well in low light. Also, at NTSC/PAL linecounts, people misundestand that these are video cameras and not photo cameras.

Bob

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Re: How to compare between 1CCD and 3CCD along with resoluti
by Marreddy / August 23, 2004 6:14 AM PDT

Thanks Proffitt,
I stucked between models Sony DCR PC 330 and Panasonic PV-GS200. Please suggest to select between these two models. I am biased towards PC330 slightly.

If my options are PC330 and Panasonic PV-GS400, which one is better?

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Re: How to compare between 1CCD and 3CCD along with resoluti
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 6:42 AM PDT

Does dvspot have review and sample video?

I can't look for you.

Bob

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Re: How to compare between 1CCD and 3CCD along with resoluti
by Marreddy / August 23, 2004 7:07 AM PDT

Please suggest me a model depends on the following comparison table. Sorry for the inconvenience. I am eager to buy one. Thanks in advance.

Effective Sensor Resolutions/CCD/Min Illu
SONY DCR PC 330 - 2,048,000 pixels, 1CCD (1/3), 0 Lux
PanasonicPV-GS400 - 4.0 Mega pixels , 3CCD(1/4.7), 12 Lux
PanasonicPV-GS200 - 440,000 pixels, 3CCD(1/6), 1 Lux

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Re: How to compare between 1CCD and 3CCD along with resoluti
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 7:38 AM PDT

FORGET the megapixels if you are doing VIDEO. NTSC is all of 480 scan lines plus so many pixels in each line. 4 MegaPixel isn't paying off.

If I was going to do "video", the the GS200 gets my nod. 12 LUX isn't bad either, so I wonder if you just need to think that lowlight isn't an issue or not.

Bob

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Re: How to compare between 1CCD and 3CCD along with resoluti
by Marreddy / August 24, 2004 5:04 AM PDT

My priority is video and that too in available light/low light. I saw the video shots in the dpspot reviews of all three models. But I couldn't find any major difference. Any way these models are giving 530/540 lines. I came to know that, if the CCD is larger then the video image size will be bigger, which will give good clarity. Acording to technical data 3CCD captures RGB in each CCD, which gives good color. The pixel resolution will give clarity of image. (If I am not wrong) that is why I biased slightly towards PC330. Even it is 1CCD, The effective pixel size for video image is large. Am I correct?

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Re: How to compare between 1CCD and 3CCD along with resoluti
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2004 5:09 AM PDT

My only comment is that with NTSC, the image will be what it is regardless of 3CCD or megapixels. Once you get past that and understand this basic issue, then you move to testing the camera in the situation you intend to use it in.

Bob

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