Video Performance* (8.75)*
The Panasonic HDC-DX1 features three 1/4" CCDs, each with 560,000 gross pixels, which reduces to an effective pixel count of approximately 520,000. This is the same chip set found in the SD card-based equivalent camcorder, the HDC-SD1. We found a lot of reasons to choose the SD1 over the DX1, if you pressed to choose between the two, but image quality is not one of them.
In this regard, the camcorders are virtually identical.