Summary: Nice but expensive product; seems ur much better off buying a newer camera. Prices are low. This one is good if you need a mini bluray. I still like it, though. But I had to buy an extended battery to get any decent use out of it.
Summary: Just got my DZ-BD10HA last week and used it for the frist time Thanksgiving useing the Maxell BD-RE Bluray disc that came with the camcorder. Used it inside and in the Full Auto mode. I played it back on my Sony BluRay Player with my 50" Plasma looked like you could crall into the TV. The picture is just AMAZING.The Color is eye poppng.Have not tryed the hard drive yet.BD-RE and BD-R 7.5gb 8cm disc can be Expensive but if you look arownd I found a 5 pack of TDK BD-RE for...
Summary: I am very satisfied with the purchase of Hitachi DZ-BD10HA Camcorder. It is the only HD hybrid camcorder on the market that offers recording on Blu-ray disc, hard drive and memory card. You can copy the recorded video between all three of them within the camcorder. I usually record my video on the hard drive and then back it up on Blu-ray disc right inside the camcorder. So far no problems. The HD video quality is great!
Summary: Just purchased this camcorder new for less than half retail. It takes great video outdoors and average video for sub $1000 camcorders indoors. Despite comments in previous review about Mac compatibility it is very easy to transfer data from the hard drive to either the DVD or directly into a Mac. However, even if it wasn't I wouldn't let that influence my review too much since less than 10% of the population even uses a Mac.
Summary: My husband and I have had this camera for a couple of months and have used it quite a bit over the holidays. The picture quality for outdoors is good for a small hand-held camera, and (as with any hand-held) the indoor image quality is a little fuzzy. One of the first things we both noticed was the short battery life. We only tried the camera in Hard Drive mode, I can't imagine the poor battery life when recording to BluRay.
Summary: Frankly, I wasn’t even thinking about Blu ray or this camera but I found a 25% coupon online - "SAVEBIG" on the[@] site, may still be valid? Anyway, I’ve been on the fence about whether to take the plunge into Blu Ray thing but there’s no denying this technology is the future also you get longer recording time, bigger bandwidth, etc. Plus this hybrid model gives you a choice of three HD formats (Blu Ray, HDD, SDHC) and makes it easy to jump from one to another.
Pros: Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Versatile
Summary: I was a bit skeptical about this camcorder after reading reviews on Hitachi's first generation Blu-ray camcorder but I still went ahead and purchased it. I'm so glad I did because this camcorder does everything advertised an then some. The picture quality is near flawless and being able to play back high def videos on my PS3 is as easy as putting a disc into the player. Highly recommended.
Pros: Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls