Format Wars Continue; Hitachi Unveils Blu-Ray Camera

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By Ryan Nill

The format wars have finally leveled the big guns! Hitachi unveils full HD camera(s) with HDD and Blu-Ray! The DZ-BD7H is a Hybrid Camera Flagship model with a Blu-ray disc drive and a 30 GB built-in hard disc drive (about 4 hours max res and about 8 hours regular) and an 8cm Blu-ray disk recorder, along with the less upgraded DZ-BD70, who comes with only Blu-ray disc capabilities, holding about an hour at max resolution and about two hours at normal resolutions. Both cameras have a 5.3 megapixel CMOS, record video in Full HD 1920×1080 in BD Mode and HDV 1440×1080 in HDD.

Besides the numbers, these sleek new camcorders promise to be the future of obsessive recording. The 8 cm Blu-ray disc has roughly 5 times more capacity than your standard DVD, so these camcorders should prove to be pretty capable. No words on costs or even public release yet, but the world at large seems pretty excited to see what will become of the technological wonder-discs.

VIA [ Akihabara News ]

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