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Hitachi DZ-HS303

Hitachi DZ-HS303
alaScore 80

19 reviews

Nov, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. Many are less positive about the size and viewfinder.

usability, viewfinder, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-HS303 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 19 reviews)

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A useful combination of HDD and DVD technology, complemented by good video quality, makes this camcorder a winner.

Unique hybrid technology, good video quality

Poor still images, few manual options, slightly large

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Hitachi DZ-HS303

 

What do you do if you can't decide between the convenience of a DVD camcorder and the capacity of a hard disk model? If you're Hitachi you stick them ...

Unique hybrid technology, good video quality

Poor still images, few manual options, slightly large

A useful combination of HDD and DVD technology, complemented by good video quality, makes this camcorder a winner.

Expert review by:

Hitachi DZ-HS303

 

Good video quality and the convenience of having both hard disk and DVD in one camcorder are let down by a small hard-disk, slow menus and other compromises.

Good video quality ; Quickly share DVDs with family and friends

Hard-disk too small for some ; Clunky menu system ; Poor image stabilisation

The quickest way to display your handiwork is to plug the camcorder into the nearest TV set. This works fine, especially with the S-Video output. However, if the camera is in record mode and you're connected to a large flat-screen TV, be prepared for...

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Consumer review by:

Hitachi DZ-HS303

 

The camcorder itself is excellent. I learnt to use it in a matter of minutes and got some good quality recordings on my second try.

No tapes, or DVDs just point and shoot

I am having trouble using my Mac with it. So far (1 week) I am still unable to get iDVD or iMovie to use video footage and finder doesn't recognize the hard drive. Still overall a good buy

Product Specifications

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

General Features

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

Recording

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