CCD pixel count question

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by khobar, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. khobar

    khobar Guest

    Hi folks,

    I was just reading about the Panasonic PV-GS150 and GS65 and saw where both
    are MiniDV, both are 3 CCD, and both use 1/6" CCDs. The 150, however, has
    400K pixels per CCD effective for video compared with 290K pixels effective
    on the GS65. The article goes on to say that in " 4:3 mode, the PV-GS150
    gave us approximately 480.8 lines of horizontal resolution and approximately
    271.5 lines of vertical resolution at its best, yielding a real resolution
    of 130537.2 pixels. In wide mode, the PV-GS150 gave us approximately 502
    lines of horizontal resolution and approximately 212.3 lines of vertical
    resolution at its best, yielding a real resolution of 106574.6 pixels."

    For the GS65, the same source reported in "both 4:3 and 16:9 formats on the
    PV-GS65, we exported stills and ran them through Imatest imaging software.
    In 4:3 mode, the PV-GS65 gave us approximately 336.6 lines of horizontal
    resolution at its best, with 242.8 vertical lines, giving a real resolution
    score of 81,726.48."

    So, the GS150 gives 480.8 horizontal x271 versus 336.6x242.8 on the GS65. Is
    this enough of a difference to notice?

    Thanks.

    Paul Nixon
     
    khobar, Apr 16, 2005
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  2. khobar

    C.J.Patten Guest

    Resolution seems to be of interest to you so I assume overall picture
    quality is something you're after?

    If you're considering the Panasonic consumer level 3CCD cams (PV-GS120,
    150), look for a used market Sony TRV-900.
    Likely the same price range and you'd be getting something VASTLY superior.

    Others will probably recommend other cameras.

    Would the person who posted the links and results of the test of the
    PV-GS120 the other week please repost?

    C.
     
    C.J.Patten, Apr 16, 2005
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