Meet the world's first Blu-ray powered camcorders
The development of technology can not be stopped. Here we present to you the world's first Blu-ray powered camcorders by Hitachi. They are developed especially for Blu-ray discs, but they also work on normal DVDs
The new two different models are the DZ-BD70 and its mode advanced "sister", the DZ-BD7H.
The DZ-BD7H is a hybrid cam with a Blu-ray drive and a 30 GB built-in HDD that can record approximately four hours of 1920x1080 full high-definition video, or up to eight hours of 1440x1080 high-definition video. Moreover, it can also copy the contents from the HDD to the 8cm BD within the camcorder so that users do not need to use any external devices.
Meanwhile, the DZ-BD70 is a BD single drive camcorder that can record approximately one hour of 1920x1080 full high-definition video (two hours of 1440x1080 HD video) on a 8cm BD.
Both camcorders sport a very innovative, recently developed full high-definition lens, as well as a 5.3-Mpixel progressive CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) image sensor, which can shoot video at 2.7 Mpixels and take still photos at 4.32 Megapixels.
The DZ-BD70 and the DZ-BD7H models will be available by the end of August in Japan and will probably arrive in the US and Europe around October. There is no information regarding the price, but as the world’s first Blu-ray powered camcorders it can cost a fortune.