Home » Uncategorized » Hitachi DZ-BD7HA HD Camcorder Has Hard Drive and Blu-ray
Image_16508_tmimage.jpg

Hitachi DZ-BD7HA HD Camcorder Has Hard Drive and Blu-ray

While many people have been consuming high definition content for a while now, very few have taken the plunge into actually producing HD goodness. With clever offerings like this, we may soon see soccer moms recording their kids’ games in full HD.

Hitachi announced a pair of HD camcorders that record super crisp video onto blank Blu-ray discs, one of which also features a built-in 30GB hard drive in case you happen to be running low on BD-R media. The DZ-BD7HA is Hitachi’s hybrid model, giving you enough room for up to 4 hours of full HD 1920×1080 HX mode video on its hard drive, with extra space coming via the Blu-ray drive. If you switch to HS mode (1440×1080), this number jumps to “almost 8 hours.” Movies can be sent from the HDD to a Blu-ray or DVD disc without the aid of a computer.

Other key features include 10x zoom, HDMI and component video output, a built-in interactive guide to familiarize yourself with the features, and a 5.3 megapixel image sensor (stills captured at 4.32 megapixels). If you don’t need the hard drive and would prefer an SD expansion slot, the less expensive DZ-BD70A appears to be otherwise identical to the DZ-BD7HA.

Both camcorders are scheduled to ship in October, being priced at $1299 and $1499 for the DZ-BD70A HDD-less model and DZ-BD7HA hybrid model, respectively.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also

wii-oculus-rift-hoverboard

Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

131129-amz

Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.

131129-google

Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games

131129-gtab

Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...

131128-diy

Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.

131128-apple

No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.