Video Performance* (9.0)*
The Panasonic HDC-SD9 features three 1/6-inch CCDs, each with a gross pixel count of 560,000. The effective pixel count of each chip is 520,000. These are the same specs as the previous generation HDC-SD5, but a downgrade from the first generation HDC-SD1. The SD1 offered three 1/4-inch CCDs. That larger chipset has been shifted over to the Panasonic pro division, which manufactures the AG-HSC1U, a near identical version of the tiny camcorder.