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Hitachi DZ-HS300A UltraVision

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Hitachi has combined the convenience of the DVD camcorder and the capacity of a hard disk drive. The result is the DZ-HS300, the very first camcorder that delivers the best of both worlds in a hybrid design that will make shooting, editing and sharing a whole new experience.


Product Type Camcorder
Camcorder Sensor Resolution 680 Kpix
Effective Video Resolution 340 Kpix
Effective Photo Resolution 0.3 Mpix
Widescreen Video Capture Yes
Camcorder Media Type DVD ( DVD-R (8cm), DVD-RW (8 cm), DVD-RAM (8 cm), DVD+RW (8cm) )
Optical Sensor Type CCD
Optical Sensor Size 1/6"
Optical Zoom 25 x
Digital Zoom 1200 x
Image Stabiliser Electronic
Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
Digital Video Format MPEG-2
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Image Recording Format JPEG
AV Interfaces Composite video/audio, S-Video
Faders Wipe fader, white fader, monotone fader
Media Included Qty 5

Exposure & white balance

Min Illumination 0.3 lux
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic
Shooting Programs Sand & snow, spotlight, portrait mode, low light, sports mode
White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets Indoor, outdoor
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec

Lens system

Type 25 x zoom lens - 2.2 - 55 mm - f/1.8-3.2
Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive
Filter Size 34 mm

Additional features

Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
Additional Features USB 2.0 compatibility


Viewfinder Type LCD monitor
Viewfinder Colour Support Colour
Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.2"
Viewfinder Resolution 200,000 pixels


Type 2.7" LCD display
Resolution 120,000 pixels
Display Features Rotating


Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Microphone Features Wind noise reduction


Connector Type USB ¦ Composite video/audio output ¦ S-Video output
Memory Card Slot SD card


Software Drivers & Utilities


Included Accessories Cleaning cloth, camcorder shoulder strap, lens cap, power adapter, USB cable, S-Video cable, audio / video cable


Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 680 mAh ( included )
Battery Type Hitachi DZ-BP07P

Memory / storage

Memory Card Slot SD card
Supported Memory Cards MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
Internal Storage 8 GB HDD
Image Storage JPEG 640 x 480
Included Memory Card 1 GB SD

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - labour - 90 days ¦ Limited warranty - parts - 1 year

Dimensions & weight

Width 6.1 cm
Depth 13.5 cm
Height 9 cm
Weight 435 g

Environmental parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C

System requirements for pc connection

Peripheral Devices USB port, SVGA monitor, CD-ROM Drive
Operating System Support MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000 SP3 or later, Apple Mac OS X 10.4, Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9


Listed on Ciao since 02/12/2011

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