1080i/60i but please note this is HDV (1440 x 1080) and will not be true HD (1920 x 1080) and is interlaced.
3x 16:9 1/3" Mega-Pixel CCD - 1,120,000 Pixels per CCD
Video Actual Pixels 1,070,000 per CCD
Between the two it would appear the Sony records in a higher resolution than the JVC. I have two older Sony HDR-HC1 camcorders (pro-sumer at best) and have always been pleased with the quality of the video. I can't comment on the JVC from personal experience as I have never used one.