I am currently looking for a new DVCAM camera and I'm considering the Sony DSR-500ws. This camera is native widescreen. It has 700 lines of horizontal resolution. Does this mean that if I switch it to 4:3 it will crop the edges of the image and reduce the resolution? Or, does it stretch the pixels up and down?
I've been warned against a native widescreen camera, since 75% of what I shoot is 4:3.