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Hitachi Releases New Blu-ray Camcorder

8/11/2008 02:00:00 AM Eastern

Chula Vista, Calif. – Hitachi will ship a new Blu-ray Disc camcorders to dealers in September.

The new DZ-BD10HA replaces Hitachi’s first generation Blu-ray disc camcorders and will come in cheaper at $1099.

Hitachi's Blu-ray disc camcorder.


Hitachi's Blu-ray disc camcorder.

The new model will be 20 percent smaller than the previous BD7HA model and offer a new 7-megapixel CMOS sensor along with the ability to record HD video to Blu-ray disc, a 30GB hard disc drive or an SDHC flash memory card.

The camcorder can burn a Blu-ray disc from video stored on the HDD or SDHC card without a PC, along with basic editing. The camcorder can also burn standard definition DVDs from HD content on the HDD or SDHC card thanks to a transcoding feature. It can also snap 6-megapixel still images and features a 10x optical zoom with optical image stabilization.

The BD10HA will also offer face detection, a feature not previously available on the first generation models.

The camcorder sports a 2.7-inch LCD and a mini HDMI output.