Video Performance* (5.25)*
The Panasonic VDR-D310 is equipped with three 1/6" CCDs, each with a gross resolution of 800,000 pixels (540,00 effective pixels in 16:9; 640,000 pixels in 4:3). The specs are identical to last year’s VDR-D300. Once again, it is the only consumer 3-chip DVD camcorder. Other manufacturers opt for a single, larger chip, which tend to yield better results in low light. In bright light, the performances can be fairly close.