Video Performance* (3.0)*
The Samsung SC-DC173 is equipped with a single 1/6-inch CCD, with a gross pixel count of 680,000. The effective pixel count is not given, though we can estimate it to be somewhere around 340,000. This is the standard chip size found in most low-end camcorders. The 1/6-inch CCDs are cheap and produce less than stellar results, although a good manufacturer can make them perform to their utmost capabilities. Let’s see how Samsung did.