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Hitachi DZ-MV580E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Hitachi DZ-MV580E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the portability and zoom are overall positive. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price. Some have doubts about the battery and memory.

usability, image quality, size, zoom, portability

durability, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-MV580E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Hitachi DZ-MV580E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Hitachi DZ-MV580E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and zoom. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the durability.

usability, image quality, price, zoom, reliability

durability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZMV580A 1MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomHitachi DZMV580A 1MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jan Ozer (pcmag.com)

Hitachi DZMV380A

 
Jun, 2003

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Hitachi's upper level DVD camcorder this year is frankly the best of the DVD market this year. The DZ-MV580 has the biggest CCD of the group in size (inches), while Sony's DCR-DVD201 has more effective pixels. The DZ-MV580 has the best performance in...

Low light performance, - Price, - Hot accessory shoe

10x optical zoom, - Mediocre format convenience

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Matt Culler (camcorderinfo.com)

Hitachi DZ-MV580 Camcorder Review

 

Boasting an MSRP of $749.95, the Hitachi DZ-MV580 is the industry's second least expensive DVD camcorder, falling short only of its less advanced sibling, Hitachi's DZ-MV550. With added features and the largest imager of any DVD camcorder so far, the...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Patrick Lang (videomaker.com)

DVD-RAM Camcorder Review: Hitachi DZ-MV380A

 

The third time is definitely a charm for Hitachi's re-designed tapeless camcorders. Home DVD players are now more common than ever and Hitachi has taken a leadership role in the evolution of disc-based cameras. The third-generation DZ-MV380A shoots...

Dolby stereo audio ; In-camera editing ; Fast USB 2.0 data transfer ; Doubles as DVD burner for PCs

No OS X support ; 8cm discs still pricey/hard to find ; Performance ; Tested Horizontal Resolution: 400 ; Field of View: 32-degrees

The latest Hitachi DVD camcorder is a winner for the casual home enthusiast who wants to shoot and share DVDs.

Oct, 2003

Expert review by: (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Hitachi DZ MV580A

 

Hitachi DZMV580A 1MP DVD Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

Lithium-ion battery for up to 145 minutes of continuous recording time

Expert review by: Staff Writers (pcauthority.com.au)

Hitachi DZ-MV580E

 

There is not a huge difference between this and the MV550E. In fact, if you put them side by side you have to look closely to see the difference in looks, which is model number in small print on one side.

Both cameras ship with a single sided DVD-RAM disc but susprisingly no memory card

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: JOB (shopzilla.com)

Not your fathers camera

 

Lots of neat features

Low light performance very poor

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: Ladislao (shopzilla.com)

AMAZING DVD CAMCORDER FOR THE MONEY!! WORTH THE PURCHASE!!!

 

BEST DVD CAMCORDER THAT RECORDS 16:9 RATIO W/CCD CHIP!!!

TAKES 1MP SNAPSHOTS INSTEAD OF 2MP.

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Hitachi DZ-MV580A DVD Camcorder

 

Consumer review by: bones4 (epinions.com)

Technology not perfected

 

none

very slow to boot updisk errors occur constantlybattery is expensive and dies quickly

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

The DZMV580A camcorder represents a revolution to create home movies. Record directly to DVD-R, finalize and remove the disc from the camcorder and play it on any standard DVD player. Record in 16x9 aspect mode on DVD-RAM discs and new Quick Mode menu for easy operation. No need for fast-forwarding and rewinding with direct access to recorded scenes. The high resolution of the MegaPixel CCD chip far exceeds that required for high-quality video, and enables high-resolution still photos. These cameras feature high quality optics with multi-coated lens elements for optimal image contrast and color accuracy.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):150min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

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: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.7in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2.5in

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:Vertical
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Hitachi
Model:DZ-MV580E/MV580A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DVDCam/Hitachi DZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.4
Max Focal Length:38mm
Min Focal Length:3.8mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.96Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix/570Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3.8"/1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )/6.7 mm ( 1/3.8 ) / 6.7 mm ( 1/3.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Recording

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic/LCD