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Hitachi DZ-BD70, 30GB DZ-BD7H Hybrid Blu-Ray Camcorders

Hitachi DZ-BD7HHitachi have announced the world’s very first Blu-ray Disc camcorders. Two models will be available world wide in October this year, the Hitachi DZ-BD70 which can write to an 8-cm Blu-ray disc, and the Hitachi DZ-BD7H which also writes to the same disc but also packs an internal 30GB disk.
Both of the blu-ray camcorders have a 5.3 megapixel CMOS sensor which provides 2.07 megapixel videos and 4.3 megapixel still images. A single 8cm DB disc will provide roughly 1 hour of 1,920 x 1,080 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Full-HD video, or two hours at 1440x1080i pixel resolution. The DZ-BD7H can also store 4 hours to the internal 30GB disc drive at full HD quality / resolution.

Both feature HDMI output and Firewire / USB 2.0 ports, the hybrid DZ-BD7H also allows you to do one touch dubbing / writing from the HD drive to BD discs, 10x optical zoom and a 2.7 Widescreen LCD display.

  • Hitachi DZ-BD70$1,345
  • Hitachi DZ-BD7H30GB drive hybrid – $1,600