Video Performance* (8.75)*
The Panasonic HDC-SX5 is equipped with three 1/6-inch CCDs. Each has a 560,000 gross pixel count (520,000 effective pixels). This is a reduction in surface area from the three 1/4-inch CCDs found on both of Panasonic’s first-generation AVCHD camcorders, the HDC-DX1 and HDC-SD1. All camcorders using a three-chip set, including the new HDC-SX5, have produced great looking color in bright light.