The PV-GS300 packs three 1/6" CCDs with a gross pixel count of 800K. This translates to an effective pixel count on 640K in 4:3 mode and 540K in 16:9 mode. The reduced effective pixel count is an early indicator that this camcorder does not produce true 16:9 video. We’ll get around to testing that in the Wide Angle section below.
We test all of our camcorders at 3000 lux to determine the video performance.