Video Performance* (8.75)*
The Panasonic HDC-SD1 is equipped with three 1/4" CCDs, each offering a gross pixel count of 560,000 and an effective pixel count of 520,000.
First, we want to look at the picture in bright light, 3000 lux. Under these conditions, the SD1 had a fairly clean image. Outlines and borders were stronger than the Canon HV20, and had similar levels of in-camera sharpening that the Sony HDR-HC7 showed. This was a good decision on Panasonic’s part.