Video Performance* (7.75)*
The JVC GZ-MG505 comes equipped with three 1/4.5" CCDs, each with 1.33 gross MP. In three-chip configurations, incoming light is split by prism into red, green, and blue channels, and each is assigned to its own CCD. In video mode on the GZ-MG505, this equates to 774,180 pixels per chip, or 2,322,540 pixels in total (2.3MP) for 16:9 images. In 4:3, the resolution is count is reduced to 2,073,600 (2.01MP), or 691,200 pixels per chip.