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Hitachi DZ-MV350E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Hitachi DZ-MV350E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-MV350E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Hitachi DZ-MV350E from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the battery and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

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price, reliability

35% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZMV350A MiniDVD Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still CapabilityHitachi DZMV350A MiniDVD Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still Capability

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: PC Authority (

Hitachi DZ-MV350E DVD


Half the size and much cheaper than its predecessors without any noticeable loss of quality.

Mar, 2005

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Hitachi DZ MV350A


Hitachi DZMV350A MiniDVD Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still Capability.

Hitachi DZ MV350A: With the introduction of the world's first DVD camcorder, Hitachi has advanced the world of home video recording. In fact, Hitachi won an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for this accomplishment. Instead of tape,...

Consumer review by: gnreview (

Hitachi DVD Camcorder


I have a Hitachi DZ-MV350A DVD Camcorder. To me, it's just like a DVD recorder. Recording on Disc When you record a movie on the little mini 8 cm DVD-R disc, you can pop it right into a DVD player or computer to watch your movie. First, you will ...

The Hitachi DVD Camcorder is worth buying

You can not record stills on a DVD-R disc with the Hitachi DVD Camcorder

May, 2008

Consumer review by: otwiz (

Hitachi DZ-MV350A Mini DVD-R/DVD-RAM Digital Camcorder


All in all a good first effort at a DVD media camcorder.

Good picture despite mediocre resolution, small and lightwieght, excellent features.

Long initial disc access time, decreased availability of DVD-R and DVD-RAM media, mediocre performance in low light.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: henryarnold (

Record DVDs that are Viewable on Home DVD Player


I bought the Hitachi DZMV350A two months ago. It is a quality unit of small size and weight. The outside panels are made of either stainless steel or tight fitting plastic. The unit fits in my hand comfortably with controls easily accessible with your...

Records to DVD-R, Relatively Small Size, Sharp Picture

Slow startup, DVD Media is a little more expensive and not as readily available

Jun, 2003

Product Specifications

The Hitachi DZ-MV350E is an ultra compact and stylish DVD Camera that records onto DVD Disc and SD Memory cards. With a wide selection of easy to use features this state-of-the-art camera provides you with all the technology you need to make great video recordings and the best digital stills shots.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type: None


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


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: 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


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

General Features

3D: No
Handheld Position:Vertical
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:31.5mm
Min Focal Length:3.15mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:410Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:240
Faders:Black fader / Vertical wipe / White fader
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor