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Hitachi DZ BD7HA

Hitachi DZ BD7HA
alaScore 75

19 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Hitachi DZ BD7HA. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability. The price and usability get mixed reviews, and some have doubts about the image quality.


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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ BD7HA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Hitachi DZ BD7HA 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 People really like the portability. Opinions about the price and usability are mixed, and many are critical about the image quality.


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44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZ-BD7HA BluRay 5.3MP DVD Hybrid High Definition Camcorder with 30GB Hard Drive & 10x Optical ZoomHitachi DZ-BD7HA BluRay 5.3MP DVD Hybrid High Definition Camcorder with 30GB Hard Drive & 10x Optical Zoom

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: David Kender (

Hitachi DZ-BD7HA Camcorder Review - Hitachi Hybrid


Hitachi DZ-BD7HA Camcorder Review

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: David Kender (

Hitachi DZ-BD7HA


Hitachi DZ-BD7HA Camcorder Review

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: gmansatx (

Excellent Camcorder


"I had been looking at this camera for some time and decided the time was right to purchase a higher quality camcorder for the kids sporting events. I was not disappointed. This camera produces vivid HD recordings. The only drawback is the software...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The flagship DZ-BD7HA camcorder is a Hybrid model. This means it provides the Blu-ray disc recording capability along with a 30 gigabyte built-in hard disk drive (HDD) which can record approximately four hours of 1920 x 1080 high definition video (HX mode) or up to eight hours of 1440 x 1080 high definition video (HS mode). Also, with the simple push of a button, it can copy the contents from HDD to BD within the camcorder itself. Easy editing functions such as split, delete and connect can also be made right in the camcorder before using the 1-touch dubbing function to burn Blu-ray disc copies.

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


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


Digital Input: Yes
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:2.7in
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

General Features

3D: No
Format:DVD / HDD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Full HD


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


Recording Format:4:3

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:500
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