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.
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.