The camcorder can capture video at three different resolutions. A 30fps, 720p, 1280x720-pixel recording mode is the default. This mode captures video at a 16:9 HD aspect ratio at a frame rate of 9Mbps or 6Mbps (similar to compression settings with still images--but for video formats). The camcorder stores video clips as individual H.264 MPEG4 files, which are date and time stamped just like still image files, making organization a breeze. Expect to be able to capture 1 hr, 53 min of video on an 8GB SDHC card at the higher quality setting, or 2 hrs, 46 min at the lower quality setting. With a 4GB card, you should be able to capture about 56 min or 1 hr, 22 min at higher or lower quality settings, respectively. Video captured at both settings look good, and it was difficult to find any meaningful difference between the two in our field test videos. A VGA (640x480px) 4:3 ratio (standard TV format) video mode and a 320x240 pixel web recording mode are also available. Video captured at the highest resolution in daylight was smooth, virtually noise free, and incredibly sharp.