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Hitachi DZ-MV200A DVD Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Hitachi DZ-MV200A DVD Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity.

usability, price, image quality, durability, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-MV200A DVD Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Hitachi DZ-MV200A DVD Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The durability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, durability, image quality, zoom

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DVD Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still Capability (DZMV230AR)Hitachi DVD Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still Capability (DZMV230AR)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Hitachi DZ-MV200A

Nov, 2002

Expert review by: Diana Weynand (

Hitachi DZ-MV230A DVDCAM


The explosion in popularity of the DVD format and record-breaking penetration of DVD players in consumer households has motivated the chefs at Hitachi to serve up yet another option in the video format buffet. Home video buffs now have the option to...

Random access to video ; In-camera editing ; Continuous or looping playback of video ; DVD authoring and playback software

No Macintosh support, Disc finalization, Compatibility issues

Editing video is also possible using this camera. The compressed video is easily transferred to the computer over a USB connection, making most computers video-ready. After editing, you can burn your edited movie back to disc

Apr, 2003

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Hitachi DZ MV200A


Hitachi DZ-GX20A DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

Hitachi DZ MV200A: Don't just capture those moments on film, capture them on DVDs with Hitachi's combination DVD camcorder/digital still camera. Image stabilization keeps everything "jitter-free" and the 12x optical/240x digital zoom makes focusing on...

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Hitachi DZ MV230AR


Hitachi DZ-MV230AR DVD Camcorder with 2.5" LCD and Digital Still Capability.

Hitachi DZ MV230AR: Capture a combination of digital videos and digital stills with this compact, lightweight DVD-R/DVD-RAM camcorder. The included DVD-R disc captures high-quality video in Ultra Fine, Fine, or Standard recording modes. Available...

Consumer review by: GreySkies (

Here's What You Get...


Latest DVD recording format

The DVD holder made of light, easily breakable plastic, More

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: WebbFeet (

Excellent on the "Second Buy" Market


DVD recording

LOW LIGHT recording

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: puhbare (

Don't waste money on accessories


light, easy to use, quick access to clips,

cd-r are hard to find where I'm at, expensive media, no USB

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: Paul (

Awesome Quality


Awesome Quality and the Future of Video Recording

Slight Transport Noise

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: San Diego Guy (

An amazing innovation.


DVD-Quality video. Easy to operate. DVD-R plays like DVD.

DZ-WINPC3(W) PC connectivity kit is out of stock EVERYWHERE.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: Thomas Mitchell (



Extremely easy to use.

Cannot use with Macintosh!!! What a joke!!!

Oct, 2002

Product Specifications

Because you can record directly to DVD, remove the disc and play it back on a home DVD player (even mail it to friends or family), you can easily share your important moments with family and friends. This dual-format DVD camcorder offers both DVD-RAM and DVD-R recording and playback, as well as the capability to shoot and store nearly 2, 000 still photos. The Disc Navigation feature not only enables direct access to any scene or photo, but provides a host of in-camera editing functions. With the optional PC Kit, video can be uploaded to your PC 2, where you can author your own DVD movies and burn them back to DVD-R on the camcorder.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


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
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-2.7
Max Focal Length:49.2mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:720Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
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


Viewfinder Color Support:Black & white
Viewfinder Type:LCD