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Hitachi DZ-BX35E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Hitachi DZ-BX35E. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the memory and reliability. Reviews are divided on the durability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

image quality, 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 75/100 = Good quality.

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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. Reviews about the portability and size are generally positive. The zoom and price also get good feedback, whereas 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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35A review: Hitachi DZ-BX35A

 

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: YachtsNJ (shopzilla.com)

Buy this one for the kids

 

Great low price wide screen format - forget still photos

Low light loss

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: les16 (productreview.com.au)

this good for sports vidio

 

I have used the camera more than 50 times taking vidios of diferance rugby league games over the past two years. i fined very ease to use and easy vewing. the only down side tho this is trying to get a new battery charger for it. it seams that no one...

reliable

can not fine a new battery charger

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Aloeman (pricegrabber.com)

Nice Camera!

 

Have not had this camera for very long, but love it so far. I never really considered how convenient recording on DVD's was . Just record and play! I like the Widescreen LCD Display. It makes it easier to see what you are recording. Also, this camera...

Widescreen LCD Screen, Compact Size, Looks great on TV

No light (uses lcd as night light), no USB cable included

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: TechK (pricegrabber.com)

It has been great so far

 

I've had this camcorder for about a month now.

It is a great begginer camcorder. I have tried most of the features and everything works as it was described.

The only thing I didn't realize is that this doesn't connect to your computer via USB (or any connection). 2nd the picture quality on a widescreen is not that great.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: TechK (pricegrabber.com)

Hitachi DZBX35A DVD Digital Camcorder

 

I've had this camcorder for about a month now.The upside is beautiful clear video reproduction with an extremely powerful zoom. You do need a bit of light with the camcorder. I am considering getting a small accessory light to use at night. Do not take...

It is a great begginer camcorder. I have tried most of the features and everything works as it was described

The only thing I didn't realize is that this doesn't connect to your computer via USB (or any connection). 2nd the picture quality on a widescreen is not that great

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: TechK (pricegrabber.com)

It has been great so far

 

I've had this camcorder for about a month now.The upside is beautiful clear video reproduction with an extremely powerful zoom. You do need a bit of light with the camcorder. I am considering getting a small accessory light to use at night. Do not take...

It is a great begginer camcorder. I have tried most of the features and everything works as it was described.

The only thing I didn't realize is that this doesn't connect to your computer via USB (or any connection). 2nd the picture quality on a widescreen is not that great.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: absdee (pricegrabber.com)

Works wonderfully

 

I am very satisfied with this choice.

Everything described for this camcorder was well-explained in detail.

The only thing I didn't realize is that this doesn't connect to your computer via USB (or any connection).

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: absdee (pricegrabber.com)

Hitachi DZBX35A DVD Digital Camcorder

 

I am very satisfied with this choice. It's a must-buy for those seeking an affordable, but very modernized camcorder.But the only thing I didn't realize is that this doesn't connect to your computer via USB (or any connection). the SD for still...

Everything described for this camcorder was well-explained in detail

The only thing I didn't realize is that this doesn't connect to your computer via USB (or any connection)

Dec, 2006
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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

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

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

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:DVD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

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

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

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