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Hitachi DZ BD7H

Hitachi DZ BD7H
alaScore 69

4 reviews

Jul, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Hitachi DZ BD7H. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability, whereas many are negative about the price.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ BD7H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Hitachi DZ-BD7H review


The world's first Blu-ray camcorder also has a 30GB hard disk strapped to its side. Is it hybrid heaven or hybrid hell?

It's a technical breakthrough but we'll be staying well clear 'til Hitachi can sort out the quality. This one should never have left the factory gates alive

Dec, 2007

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WOW! What a picture...


True 1080HD video, easy to use, great sound capture

blu-ray discs pricey

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

Hitachi introduces the ultimate in high definition recording with the DZ-BD7H Hybrid Blu-ray Disc (BD) & Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Camcorder. The DZ-BD7H can record approximately one hour of 1920x1080 full high-definition video (two hours of 1440x1080 high definition video) on a 8cm Blu-ray disc and up 4 hours of 1920x1080 full high-definition video on the 30GB HDD (eight hours of 1440x1080 high definition video). The DZ-BD7H also supports standard definition recording to DVD-RAM/-R/-RW discs and the ability to capture 4.32 megapixel still photos to SD memory card. Watching your movies is just as easy as recording them too. The DZ-BD7H provides a wealth of playback options on the following supported equipment: Blu-ray and DVD players, video games consoles, TV (via HDMI, component or AV/S cable) and on computer (via USB or optical drive). The DZ-BD7H provides unmatched performance and versatility that allows you capture all those special moments in the highest quality video imaginable and to easily share them with friends and family.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Hitachi DZBP14

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Dimensions & Weight


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 / Sports mode / Spotlight / Surf & snow


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:4.32Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.1 mm ( 1/2.8 ) / 9.1 mm ( 1/2.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:240
Media Type:3" BD-R / 3" BD-RE / DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / Hard disk drive / Mini BD-R / Mini BD-RE
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD