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Hitachi DZ-MV580E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Hitachi DZ-MV580E. 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 really like the portability and zoom. The size and image quality also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the price, while many are negative about the battery and memory.

usability, image quality, size, zoom, portability

durability, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-MV580E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Hitachi DZ-MV580E from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the reliability and zoom. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, reliability


76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZMV580A 1MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomHitachi DZMV580A 1MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jan Ozer (

Hitachi DZMV380A

Jun, 2003

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


Hitachi's upper level DVD camcorder this year is frankly the best of the DVD market this year. The DZ-MV580 has the biggest CCD of the group in size (inches), while Sony's DCR-DVD201 has more effective pixels. The DZ-MV580 has the best performance in...

Low light performance, - Price, - Hot accessory shoe

10x optical zoom, - Mediocre format convenience

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Matt Culler (

Hitachi DZ-MV580 Camcorder Review


Boasting an MSRP of $749.95, the Hitachi DZ-MV580 is the industry's second least expensive DVD camcorder, falling short only of its less advanced sibling, Hitachi's DZ-MV550. With added features and the largest imager of any DVD camcorder so far, the...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Staff Writers (

Hitachi DZ-MV580E


There is not a huge difference between this and the MV550E. In fact, if you put them side by side you have to look closely to see the difference in looks, which is model number in small print on one side.

Both cameras ship with a single sided DVD-RAM disc but susprisingly no memory card

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Patrick Lang (

DVD-RAM Camcorder Review: Hitachi DZ-MV380A


The third time is definitely a charm for Hitachi's re-designed tapeless camcorders. Home DVD players are now more common than ever and Hitachi has taken a leadership role in the evolution of disc-based cameras. The third-generation DZ-MV380A shoots...

Dolby stereo audio ; In-camera editing ; Fast USB 2.0 data transfer ; Doubles as DVD burner for PCs

No OS X support ; 8cm discs still pricey/hard to find ; Performance ; Tested Horizontal Resolution: 400 ; Field of View: 32-degrees

The latest Hitachi DVD camcorder is a winner for the casual home enthusiast who wants to shoot and share DVDs.

Oct, 2003

Expert review by: (

Hitachi DZ MV580A


Hitachi DZMV580A 1MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

Lithium-ion battery for up to 145 minutes of continuous recording time

Consumer review by: JOB (

Not your fathers camera


Lots of neat features

Low light performance very poor

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: Ladislao (





Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Hitachi DZ-MV580A DVD Camcorder


Consumer review by: bones4 (

Technology not perfected



very slow to boot updisk errors occur constantlybattery is expensive and dies quickly

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications


Battery Type:DZBP14SW


Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:120000

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.02

Lens System

Digital Zoom:240
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):1.8 - 2.4
Optical Zoom:10

Other features

Focus:Auto & Manual Auto Macro
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:Multi-Coated Aspherical
Resolution:705 x 576

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.9