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Hitachi DZ BD7HA

Hitachi DZ BD7HA
alaScore 75

19 reviews

Jun, 2018

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 really like the portability. There are mixed comments on the price and usability, 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. Views about the price and usability are mixed, while many are negative about the image quality.


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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

Jun, 2018

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 (

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
Battery life (max):1.67
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DZ-BP14S
Manufacturer Battery Name:Hitachi DZBP14
Video recording time:8

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080

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


Built-in flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DZ

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:5.3

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.85 - 18.5
Digital Zoom:500
Filter size:1.69
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.85 - 18.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 1.97
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.0
Max Focal Length:50mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:10
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

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Internal memory:30000
Lens system:12/9
Manual focus: Yes
Media types supported:80mm BD/DVD
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):5.7

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:30


Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

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

Weight & Dimensions