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The First Blu-Ray Camcorder from Hitachi

by Stephen on August 11, 2008

Hitachi DZ-BD10HA Blu-ray Camcorder

Hitachi Home Electronics has introduced its next-generation Blu-ray Disc Hybrid Camcorder with the ability to record onto the next generation HD format, Blu-ray. The new DZ-BD10HA will offer several new features and improvements, notably a newly developed 7 mega pixel CMOS image sensor, which captures rich and vibrant videos and stills in FullHD (1920 x 1080) High Definition. It also comes with built in 30 GB HDD that is able to record up to 4 hours 20 minutes (1920×1080) or 8 hours 40 minutes (1440×1080) videos. The new DZ-BD10HA also offers a dubbing function that allows Full HD video to be transferred with the single push of a button from either the HDD or SDHC card to the BD drive, all within the camcorder, without having to connect to a PC. It will hit U.S stores in September, and The new model will cost $999. [Hitachi]

Hitachi DZ-BD70 And DZ-BD7H Hybrid Blu-Ray Camcorders

Hitachi unveiled the DZ-BD70 and DZ-BD7H hybrid Blu-ray camcorders at a press release today in Japan. These Blu-ray cams feature 8cm Blu-Ray drive, a 30GB hard drive, a 5.3MP CMOS sensor delivering 2.07MP videos or 4.32MP stills, USB, HDMI and SD card slot. It’s hard drive can store up to 4 hours of full HD video. The camcorders also sport Advanced CCM circuit and Adaptive DNR (Digital noise reduction) to ensure your HD video looks and sounds perfect. The Hitachi DZ-BD70 and DZ-BD7H will be released on August 30th in Japan for $1348 and $1600 respectively. In addition, the special 8 cms BD-R disc will sell for $21 and BD-RE for $30. These hyper-expensive Blu-Ray discs have a capacity of 7.5 GB and can record up to 60 minutes of full HD 1,920 x 1,080 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video.

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Ricoh Announces The New Caplio RR660 Digital Camera

Ricoh announces the new Caplio RR660 digital camera which features a 6.16MP image resolution and a spacious 2.4 inch LCD monitor. The Caplio RR660 is using rechargeable AA batteries and weighing in at a super-light 130gr. Read the press summary and more info at Dcviews. Via Ricoh.