Video Performance* (2.85)*
The Sony DCR-HC38 comes equipped with the standard low-end imager, a 1/6" CCD with a gross pixel count of 680,000 and an effective pixel count of 340,000. With an imager this small, it might be able to pull off a decent performance in bright light, but not in low light.
At 3000 lux, the image certainly looked every bit its price tag. The color performance is dull, which is a little surprising.