The Canon DC100 features a modest 1/6" CCD with 680K gross pixels. This equates to 340K effective pixels in 4:3 aspect ratio, 450K in 16:9 aspect ratio with the electronic image stabilization (EIS) off, and 400K in 16:9 with the EIS on. The larger pixel count in 16:9 indicates that the camcorder should have true widescreen, as do nearly all the Canon consumer camcorders. Surprisingly, the top-end DC40 does not.
At 3000 lux, the DC100 had a rather blurry image.