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Hitachi DZ-GX20

Hitachi DZ-GX20
alaScore 74

15 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Hitachi DZ-GX20. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The durability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, price, durability, image quality, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-GX20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Hitachi DZ-GX20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Hitachi DZ-GX20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The price is also appreciated.

price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZ-GX20A 2.1 MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomHitachi DZ-GX20A 2.1 MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Hitachi DZ-GX20A Review

 

Overall, the DZ-GX20A is rather button-free and is not intimidating.

At well over $700 ($799), the Hitachi DZ-GX20A is hard to recommend. With uneven video quality, poorer than poor stills and a manual only the authors could love, this one is a loser. That said, it makes my job simple: Just don’t buy it.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Hitachi DZGX20A

 

Straight-to-DVD camcorder captures strong video in good light but suffers from several small drawbacks.

You can conveniently record straight to DVD with the Hitachi DZGX20A and then watch your video in a set-top DVD player. But this camera doesn't match Sony's DCR-DVD403 DVD Handycam for overall quality.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Hitachi Hitachi DZGX20A DVD-RAM/DVD-R Camcorder

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Mark Montgomery (videomaker.com)

Camcorder Review: Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Digital Camcorder

 

Geared towards the shooter looking for an all-around solution, the Hitachi DZ-GX20A has powerful optics and intriguing in-camera editing features. This camcorder has a lot to offer beginner and intermediate shooters with its versatility and stunning image

Great image quality Mic input USB connector

EIS jerks during pans Blocky DVD compression at Low Quality Settings Mediocre low light performance

Overall, the DZ-GX20A has one of the prettiest pictures from a DVD camcorder. It also has some nice in-camera editing options

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Mark Montgomery (videomaker.com)

Hitachi DZ-GX20A

 

Overall, the DZ-GX20A has one of the prettiest pictures from a DVD camcorder. It also has some nice in-camera editing options.

Great image quality, Mic input, USB connector

EIS jerks during pans, Blocky DVD compression at Low Quality Settings, Mediocre low light performance

Nov, 2005

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Hitachi DZ GX20

 

Hitachi DZ-GX20 DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

Hitachi was the first to manufacture a DVD camcorder, anticipating the market trends and the needs of our customers. We continue that dedication to users by constantly improving our products based on their feedback and the latest engineering...

Consumer review by: robertree (pricegrabber.com)

This DVD camcorder is awesome!

 

As a whole, this camcorder is pretty good.

good video quality, also could take acceptable still pictures

optical room is not so large compared to other camcorders of same price

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: fay4 (pricegrabber.com)

nice camcorder

 

it can take acceptable photos.

build in flashlight, The sound is very very clear

only support DVD ram and DVD -R

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: mopefree (pricegrabber.com)

nice DVD camcorder

 

If you pop a dvd-R in and record, finalize and can then view on DVD players, edit on computer to put on full size DVD.

easy to use and also takes great still shots

only DVD-RAM compatible, could not use DVD-RW

May, 2006

Consumer review by: xip4 (pricegrabber.com)

very nice camcorder

 

(Edited May 05th by xip4) The video quality is good for its 1/3.

clear and easy to use,the battery life is 2 hours.

DVD-ram can not be used in most DVD player. DVD-R should be finalized for 10min before it is used in DVD player.

May, 2006

Product Specifications

The flagship of proprietary Hitachi DVD Camcorder technology, this model delivers high quality 2.12 Mega Pixel resolution in a sleek, lightweight and compact design. Record true 16: 9 widescreen straight to DVD-R for instant playback on standard DVD players, or to DVD-Ram for easy editing and computer transfer. Transfer still images to a personal computer or printer using removable memory cards. Intuitive navigation allows for immediate access to on-screen thumbnails for editing and playback without fast forwarding or rewinding. Experience the ultimate in home movie creation with the most innovative DVD camcorder ever designed.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):120min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: 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

Depth:5.4in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

General Features

3D: No
Format:DVD
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Hitachi
Model:GX20A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.2
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.12Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):7.1 mm ( 1/3.6 ) / 7.1 mm ( 1/3.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black & white fader / White fader / Wipe fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:240
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD