How much does CCD resolution really affect video quality?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by paulrow, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. paulrow


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    I ask this question as I am considering purchasing the Canon MV550i as my first camcorder and it seems to have a lower spec for CCD resolution than most other camcorders.

    Is it true to say that as long as the resolution is above a certain level then you wont really see any difference on your TV? If so, what is the minimum acceptable resolution?

    Obviously, the TV has a more or less fixed resolution.

    Furthermore, the amount of data stored on the tape is compressed to the point that an hour of video fits - so the quality of compression will have an effect on the final level of detail.

    I ask all this in relation to Video - not in the slightest interested in stills.

    Has anyone compared the Canon side by side against a higher resolution camocorder of a similar price?


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