Hitachi To Release World’s First Blu-ray Camcorders
Hitachi on Thursday announced the upcoming release of the DZ-BD70A and DZ-BD7HA, the world’s first two camcorders to use Blu-ray Disc technology. The cameras, which can record a full hour of 1920x1080 Full HD video, are set to hit U.S. stores in October.
The DZ-BD70A model comes with both the ability to record video to Blu-ray Discs and an SD(TM) card slot. It also has Photo Capture capability. The DZ-BD7HA comes with a 30GB hard disk drive, and the ability to record four hours of hi-def video. Its other special feature is the ability to record video to a Blu-ray Disc within the camcorder itself.
The DZ-BD70A will have a suggested retail price of $1,299, while the DZ-BD7HA will go for $1,499 when the camcorders are released in October.