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Hitachi DZ-GX3300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Hitachi DZ-GX3300. 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. People really like the battery and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability, while some have doubts about the color and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-GX3300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Hitachi DZ-GX3300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Hitachi DZ-GX3300 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. Views about the reliability and price are generally positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability.

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durability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZ-GX3300A 3.3MP DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomHitachi DZ-GX3300A 3.3MP DVD Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

For the price this is a decent DVD camcorder, but the DZ-GX3300 still has some failings.

Easy to use, wide range of discs supported, decent video quality

Poor button layout, poor colour reproduction, still images disappointing

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Nicole Manktelow (cnet.com.au)

Hitachi DZ-GX3300E

 

This camera provides an acceptable image most consumers will be pleased with, but its strength is when it's coupled with DVD-RAM and able to record over and over again, with the convenience of accessing footage and stills instantly.

One-second recording from sleep mode ; Smart look and feel ; Nice LCD for playback

Average CCD ; Electronic image stabilisation ; No headphone jack and LCD covers speaker

Batteries are typically exhausted faster in these cameras. Using the LCD, standard quality recording continuously would be 105 minutes, but in real life operation where the camera is stopped and started, battery life would last only half that time at...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Quick Review Camcorders: Hitachi DZ-GX3300

Jaw-dropping video resolution and decent still resolution, - Good selection of ports, - Microphone jack

Very poor handling and a cheaply made body, - Despite the big 1/3" sensor, video quality is very disappointing., - More than any other camcorder this year, the DZ-GX3300 does not live up to its on-paper specs

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Hitachi DZ-GX3300A Camcorder Review

 

The Hitachi DZ-GX3300A is Hitachi's top of the heap camcorder this year, and let me tell you, the heap is pretty low. The performance was disappointing and handling was simply abysmal. Hitachi adopted the design from last year's Panasonic DVD...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Hitachi DZ-GX3300

 

The Hitachi DZ-GX3300 uses a 1/3" CCD with 3.31 gross MP (2.18 effective MP in 4:3 aspect ratio, 1.64 effective MP in 16:9). At 3000 lux, the GX3300 presented an image with very strong colors. Heavy saturation is apparent, even heavier than that in...

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

Sophisticated information and electronics technologies, while already fundamental to virtually every aspect of modern life, will become even more critical in the future. With a wealth of accumulated technological expertise, Hitachi has the solutions to meet its customers' needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Sixth-Generation Camcorder from the Inventor of DVD-Camcorder Technology; 3.3 Mega Pixel CCD (1/3"); CinemaRes Advanced Image Processing - 4x Video Oversampling; Super Multi Format Compatibility: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM + SD Card; Photo FrameGrab; R3 - Rapid Record: Quick Start (One Second), Sleep/Restart (Battery Save), Quick Menu Mode; 16: 9 Widescreen Recording for all DVD formats; Built-in Digital Photo Flash; Disc Navigation - Instant Access to Selected Scenes and In-Camera Editing Features; 10x Optical Zoom; 500x Digital Zoom; Powered Accessory Port; 2.7" 16: 9 Widescreen LCD Monitor - LCD Monitor Can Operate as a Light; USB 2.0 PC & Mac Connection; External AV Input for Recording Analog Sources to DVD.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.2cm
Height:9.1cm
Weight:545g
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:GX3300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:61mm
Min Focal Length:6.1mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.2Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.31Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:500
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