Canon's Best HD Camcorders Kill Unnecessary Pixels to Shoot More Incredible Videomatt buchanan1/05/11 9:00amFiled to: CanonCanon hf g10G10Hf g10CamcordersHdHD videoHd cmos pro sensorCes2011CESBest2011100EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFunny thing about HD camcorders using 10-megapixel (or bigger) sensors. Most of those pixels are wasted when you're shooting 1080p video. So Canon's new HD CMOS Pro sensor is just 2 megapixels. With gianter pixels, more like a studio camera.Bigger pixels usually means awesomer low-light performance and dynamic range. The HD CMOS Pro sensor's pixels are 2.75 microns, to be precise—which is still smaller than 6.4-micron pixels in Canon's 5D Mark II image sensor—but not too shabby.