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Hitachi DZ-BX35E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Hitachi DZ-BX35E. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The zoom and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the price, and many are less positive about the memory and reliability.

usability, portability, zoom, size, design

image quality, battery, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ-BX35E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Hitachi DZ-BX35E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and size are overall positive. The zoom and price also get good reviews, but many are critical about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, zoom, size, portability

image quality, reliability, memory

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZ-BX35A DVD Camcorder with 25x Optical ZoomHitachi DZ-BX35A DVD Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35A review: Hitachi DZ-BX35A

 

Hitachi DZ-BX35A

Relatively compact, this moderately priced DVD camcorder is easy to use, offers the convenience of burning to mini DVD, and has a strong, 25X optical zoom lens.

Writing to disc takes time, the autofocus is sluggish, and the image stabilization does little to compensate for camera shake.

For a moderate price, you get the convenience of recording your video directly to DVD media, but the entry-level Hitachi DZ-BX35A offers only basic features and can't deliver the image quality of Hitachi's step-up DVD camcorders.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.co.uk)

Hitachi DZ-BX35A review

 

Prices for DVD camcorders have been creeping down in recent years, and the 2006 entry-level model from Hitachi, the DZ-BX35A, can be had for less than $400. That's still more expensive than competing entry-level MiniDV models, but you're paying the...

Relatively compact, this moderately priced DVD camcorder is easy to use, offers the convenience of burning to mini DVD, and has a strong, 25X optical zoom lens.

Writing to disc takes time, the autofocus is sluggish, and the image stabilization does little to compensate for camera shake.

For a moderate price, you get the convenience of recording your video directly to DVD media, but the entry-level Hitachi DZ-BX35A offers only basic features and can't deliver the image quality of Hitachi's step-up DVD camcorders.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Hitachi BX-35A Mini DVD Camcorder

 

The machine has a 25X zoom and

Captured video picture's to SD card are not as clear as the disc

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

this good for sports vidio

 

I have used the camera more than 50 times taking vidios of diferance rugby league games over the past two years. i fined very ease to use and easy vewing. the only down side tho this is trying to get a new battery charger for it. it seams that no one...

reliable

can not fine a new battery charger

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (dooyoo.co.uk)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E: Want a simple to use camcorder? This is a good first one to ...

 

I am not particularly good with techie things, but I found my camcorder pretty easy to use straight away. Have been using this for a couple of years now and have yet to try and load any of my dvds onto the computer (they are small ones!) but its on my...

E A S Y to use

Have to format disks in advance unless you are near a power socket and have the correct cable

May, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

I am very happy with the product!

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

I like the smallness of the DVDCAM

The switches for on and off are far too close together

May, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

It looks nice

Image quality indoors is really bad - its good outside, but of course we want to capture indoor events too, and the quality is so poor.

May, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

Small and easy to use. Great to be able to view recording on small screen.

Wish zoom button had been placed in a different place.

May, 2007

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Hitachi DZ-BX35E

 

compact, light and easy to carry and use

as we have not used it a great deal we cannot comment on this as yet.

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Only proprietary 6th Generation Hitachi technology delivers unmatched performance and convenience to the home movie experience. The four formats of DVD recording and playback offers greater format flexibility than ever before. A 25x optical and 1200x digital zoom provide exceptional clarity while the Photo Frame Grab technology gives you the power to select individual video frames from your movie to capture and export as still images. The cinematic 16: 9 recording matches the widescreen format of HDTV's to deliver the most detailed cinematic performance and realistic picture. The ultimate home theater experience is achieved through the most refined and advanced DVD technology ever created.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:3.7in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Hitachi
Model:BX35A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hitachi DZ

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.3
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/1.6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.9 mm ( 1/1.6 ) / 15.9 mm ( 1/1.6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Zoom:1200
Media Type:DVD-R (8cm) / DVD-RAM (8 cm) / DVD-RW (8 cm) / DVD+RW (8cm)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD