Hitachi Battle Plan For Blu-ray Camrecorder: First Japan, Then The World
Hitachi is the first company to launch a Blu-ray Disc Camcorder in Japan and now it looks forward to grab the worldwide title as well. There are two models ready to hit the market and they will do so starting this October.
September 4, 2007
The first Blu-ray model is a BD single drive camcorder, code-named DZ-BD70. It can record approximately one hour of 1920x1080 full high-definition video, or two hours of 1440x1080 high definition video on a 8cm Blu-ray disc.
The other feature is Hitachi's line up is a Hybrid Cam, the DZ-BD7H. Besides the Blu-ray drive, the new cam features a 30 GB built-in hard disc drive, which can record approximately four hours of 1920x1080 full high-definition video or up to eight hours of 1440x1080 high-definition video. As expected, the content stored on the HDD can be copied to a Blu-ray drive within the camcorder.
The DZ-BD70 will retail in Europe for 1300 Euro. The hybrid DZ-BD7H will be a bit more expensive – Euro 1500.