**Video Performance ***(8.0)*
The Panasonic VDR-D300 comes equipped with 3 1/6" CCDs, each with 800K gross pixels; there are 640K effective pixels in 4:3 aspect ratio, and 540K effective pixels in 16:9 mode. The differences between the D300 and Panasonic’s top DVD camcorder from last year are significant. Most notably, the VDR-M75 had only a single 1/4.5" CCD to work with. But DVD cams are on the rise.