From the Manufacturer
The Panasonic VDR-D250 DVD camcorder makes recording and sharing life's precious moments simple. By recording directly to a blank DVD, you'll preserve the sharpness and color of the special events in your life, as beautifully as you remember them. You won't miss a detail with the 10x optical and 700x digital zoom. Preview your footage through the 2.7-inch LCD screen, then transfer images to a PC or digital camera through a USB port or SD slot. Your new DVDs will work in almost any DVD-RAM, DVD-R or DVD-RW player, so you can share those great moments as soon as they're recorded.
Panasonic D250 3CCD
Superior color, detail and gradation: 3CCD camera system Most professional broadcasting cameras use the 3CCD system. In a 1CCD system, all of the incoming light information is processed by the same CCD. The more advanced 3CCD system uses three distinct CCDs for processing, so there is absolutely no light loss. You can see the results in beautifully rendered images with vivid color, fine detail, and rich gradation.