Video Performance* (7.75)*
The JVC GZ-HD3 shares some of the same imaging system with its big sibling, the GZ-HD7. Both have three 16:9 1/5-inch CCDs, each with a gross pixel count of 570,000. The effective pixel count has been reduced in the GZ-HD3, however, due to the loss of the Fujinon aspheric lens. The GZ-HD3 instead uses a Konica Minolta lens, which hits the sensors in a different way. The effective pixel count is 430,000 (down from 530,000 on the HD7).