Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Hitachi DZ-BX35E. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and zoom. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

image quality, battery, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-BX35E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 115 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 110 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 86 of 110 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (5)

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Hitachi DZ-BX35E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The zoom and price are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, zoom, size, portability

image quality, reliability, memory

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZ-BX35A DVD Camcorder with 25x Optical ZoomHitachi DZ-BX35A DVD Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (cnet.co.uk)

Hitachi DZ-BX35A review

 

Prices for DVD camcorders have been creeping down in recent years, and the 2006 entry-level model from Hitachi, the DZ-BX35A, can be had for less than $400. That's still more expensive than competing entry-level MiniDV models, but you're paying the...

Relatively compact, this moderately priced DVD camcorder is easy to use, offers the convenience of burning to mini DVD, and has a strong, 25X optical zoom lens.

Writing to disc takes time, the autofocus is sluggish, and the image stabilization does little to compensate for camera shake.

For a moderate price, you get the convenience of recording your video directly to DVD media, but the entry-level Hitachi DZ-BX35A offers only basic features and can't deliver the image quality of Hitachi's step-up DVD camcorders.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35A review

 

Prices for DVD camcorders have been creeping down in recent years, and the 2006 entry-level model from Hitachi, the DZ-BX35A, can be had for less than $400. That's still more expensive than competing entry-level MiniDV models, but you're paying the...

Relatively compact, this moderately priced DVD camcorder is easy to use, offers the convenience of burning to mini DVD, and has a strong, 25X optical zoom lens.

Writing to disc takes time, the autofocus is sluggish, and the image stabilization does little to compensate for camera shake.

For a moderate price, you get the convenience of recording your video directly to DVD media, but the entry-level Hitachi DZ-BX35A offers only basic features and can't deliver the image quality of Hitachi's step-up DVD camcorders.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: Louise-n-s (dooyoo.co.uk)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E: Want a simple to use camcorder? This is a good first one to ...

 

I am not particularly good with techie things, but I found my camcorder pretty easy to use straight away. Have been using this for a couple of years now and have yet to try and load any of my dvds onto the computer (they are small ones!) but its on my...

E A S Y to use

Have to format disks in advance unless you are near a power socket and have the correct cable

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

I am very happy with the product!

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

I like the smallness of the DVDCAM

The switches for on and off are far too close together

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

It looks nice

Image quality indoors is really bad - its good outside, but of course we want to capture indoor events too, and the quality is so poor.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

Small and easy to use. Great to be able to view recording on small screen.

Wish zoom button had been placed in a different place.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Anne (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

compact, light and easy to carry and use

as we have not used it a great deal we cannot comment on this as yet.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: william (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

light weight and simple to use

none so far

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Hayley (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

This is a very easy to use, lightweight camera which has everything I need on it: a video camera and a digital camera. Its nice to look at and easy to hold, a very good buy.

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

The DZ-BX35E DVD Cam incorporates Hitachi's new Movie Master Technology using a 25 times optical zoom for outstanding performance. This ultra compact and stylish DVD Camcorder records straight onto DVD Disc and SD Memory card. With a wide selection of easy to use features the Hitachi DVD Cam makes great video recordings and gives you the best digital still shots.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):60min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.1cm
Height:8.9cm
Weight:475g
Width:4.8cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Header

Manufacturer:Hitachi
Model:BX35E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.4
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:1200
Faders:Black & white fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor