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Hitachi DZ BD70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Hitachi DZ BD70. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the viewfinder. The durability also gets good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the portability and image quality.

durability, viewfinder

price, image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ BD70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Hitachi DZ-BD70E

 

James gets to grips with Hitachi's DZ-BD70E - a Full HD camcorder that can record to Blu-ray discs.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Rob Mead (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Hitachi DZ-BD70E review

 

Given the current popularity of DVD camcorders and the demise of HD DVD, you could be forgiven for thinking that the world would be beating a path to Blu-ray's door. That's patently not the case.

The sheer bulk of the Hitachi DZ-BD70E will deter some buyers, while the fact that you need to feed it expensive Blu-ray Discs makes it pretty expensive to use. While this adds the convenience of being able to play your video straight away, the poor...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Mead (techworld.com)

Hitachi DZ-BD70E review

 

Compared with the sylph-like AVCHD camcorders on the market, the Blu-ray recording Hitachi DZ-BD70E is something of a monster.

The sheer bulk of the Hitachi DZ-BD70E will deter some buyers, while the fact that you need to feed it expensive Blu-ray Discs makes it pretty expensive to use. While this adds the convenience of being able to play your video straight away, the poor...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Rob Mead (macworld.co.uk)

Hitachi DZ-BD70E

 

Since the introduction of iMovie HD in 2005, high-definition movie making has come a long way. We take a look at a group of HD camcorders to see what they have to offer the Mac-using movie maker.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Hitachi DZ-BD70E

 

This full-HD Blu-Ray camcorder has a 5.3-megapixel, 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensor with full-HD Picture Master processing. As well as a 2.7-inch LCD screen, it has a 10x optical and 500x digital zoom. As well as an SD card slot, it also has HDMI, AV and...

It’s early days for Blu-ray camcorders and the Hitachi still feels like a work in progress. Recent price cuts make it an affordable entry to High Def filming, though, especially if you’ve already upgraded to Blu-ray in the living room. Hitachi DZ-BD70E...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

Hitachi DZ-BD70E

 

Fulfils its promise of Blu-ray player compatibility, but loses out on features and image quality to the competition

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Hitachi DZ-BD70E

 

James Morris tries out Hitachi's new camcorder, capable of recording directly onto Blu-ray discs

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Sound:Stereo

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.8''

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
USB Connection: Yes

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Display

Screen Resolution:210000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Flash

Internal flash/video light: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Blu-ray
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:2400x1800 pixels
Total MegaPixels:5.3 megapixels

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-3.0
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:500 x
Filter Size:43 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):5-50 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:10 x
White Balance:Auto,Set,Outdoor,Indoor,Halogen

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):87x77x166 mm
Weight:575 grams
Weight (lb):1.26 lb

Power source

Battery Life:90 minutes
Battery Type:Lithium-ion

Recording

Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/2.8 inch
Sensor Type:CMOS

Storage

Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Extra Memory Support: Yes

Video

HD Recording: No
Recordable File/Disc Formats:DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW
Recording Format:Internal Flash/DVD

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color
Viewfinder resolution:200000 pixels