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Hitachi DZBD70A


$1,299.00 Released August, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Video quality is sharp and clear, looks great on a HDTV. Compact design is easy to carry around and keep in a purse or jacket pocket. Comes with plenty of connection cables so that it can hook up to anything.

The Cons:Lens angle is very tight, need to be far away from everything to get it in the shot. Auto-focus has a very hard time in low light. Doesn't get very clear audio, especially in a noisy environment.

Released in August 2007 the Hitachi DZBD70A is the first ever high definition Blu-ray disc camcorder. Shooting at full 1080p the DZBD70A outputs AVC/H.264 codec, a variant of MPEG-4, directly onto a blu-ray disc.

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For still photographs the DZBD70A is rather poor, only outputting images to an SD/SDHC card in 2400x1800 resolution. Its more expensive brother the DZBD7HA also includes a 30GB hard disk for recording without having to use a Blu-ray disc. Without the internal hard disk however, the Hitachi DZBD70A has better battery life than its advanced brother, at 130 minutes.

Specs

  • CCD: 1/2.8", 5.3MP
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps
  • Screen: 2.7" LCD, high pixel count
  • Zoom: 10x optical, 500x digital
  • Tape type: BD-RE/-R, DVD-RAM/-RW/-R
  • Interface: touch
  • Battery life: 130 minutes

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    video quality is sharp and clear, looks great on a HDTV

  • 1

    compact design is easy to carry around and keep in a purse or jacket pocket

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    comes with plenty of connection cables so that it can hook up to anything

  • 1

    controls are fairly intuitive, can just pick it up and go without needing instructions

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    menus are logically laid out and easy to browse through with the joystick

Cons
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    lens angle is very tight, need to be far away from everything to get it in the shot

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    auto-focus has a very hard time in low light

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    doesn't get very clear audio, especially in a noisy environment

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