Im a little confused. Could someone tell me about the different types of camcorders? What is 3CCD? Is it the same as 3 chip? Tapes? Hard-Drive? Mini-DV? Just general types of camcorders. Thank you.
3 CCD is the same as 3 chip. Basically, a CCD senses light. If you have 1 CCD it has to be sensitive to all the primary colors – red, green, and blue. But if you a 3 CCD camcorder, each chip is responsible for only one primary color, which results in a nicer, clearer image. So 3 CCD is the way to go, and most cameras are these days.
I’m assuming the same principal goes for CMOS and 3MOS.
The exception that proves the rule, the Red One, uses a single CMOS imager.
But Rob is correct, most folks will want three chips (CMOS or CCD) if they can afford it.