Hitachi DZ-BD70 and DZ-BD7H hybrid the first Blu-Ray camcorders

by Dhiram Shah

Last week we posted that Hitachi was working on Blu-Ray camcorders for autumn release and at a press release today in Japan, Hitachi unveiled the DZ-BD70 and DZ-BD7H hybrid (pictured above) which has 8cm Blu-Ray drive and a 30GB hard drive as well. The BD-R/RE have a capacity of 7.5 GB and can record upto 60 minutes of full HD 1,920 x 1,080 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video, the 30GB hard drive can store upto 4 hours of full HD video. Both the cams pack in a 5.3 megapixel CMOS sensor delivering 2.07 megapixel videos or 4.32 megapixel stills, USB, HDMI and SD card slot. Technologies like Advanced CCM circuit and Adaptive DNR (Digital noise reduction) ensure that your HD video looks and sounds perfect.
(Tons of pictures after the jump)

The Hitachi DZ-BD70 and DZ-BD7H will go on sale on August 30th in Japan for 160,000 Yen ($ 1348) and 190,000 Yen ($ 1600). The special 8 cms BD-R disc will sell for 2500 Yen ($ 21) and BD-RE for 3500 Yen ($ 30).

Hitachi DZ-BD70

Hitachi DZ-BD7H hybrid top view

30GB hard drive

2.7inch LCD (210,000 pixels)

The hyper-expensive Blu-Ray disc