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In general terms, a 3ccd camcorder gives a more clearer and accurate display of pixels and colors. Most 1CCD (or CMOS) video camcorders today are built more sophisticated and designed to better handle 3 different colors on a single CCD. My single CCD camcorder records in DVD HQ with great picture quality – not so much in low light, but still good. The picture is not dark or grayish-looking, except when the lighting conditions are very low. In this case, however, parts of the image can be blocky.