**Video Performance ***(6.6)*
The Sony DCR-DVD305 comes a’calling with a 1/5.5" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD, with 1.3 gross MP (690K effective pixels). This is the same size chip as the DCR-DVD205, the next model down, but that camcorder does not have the HAD technology. HAD increases the amount of light hitting the sensor, thus increasing the signal-to-noise ratio.
At 3000 lux, the picture looked a lot like every other Sony in their lower and middle-end DVD line.