Summary: I love the camera but you cannot use indoors, it films too dark. The screen shows a lot of lines and it is hard to see what you are filming. I am not sure if this is a flaw or if it needs work. However I have not used the camcorder that long, I am on my 3rd disc.
Summary: I've owned this movie camera for about 5 years, and absolutely love it. I love the resolution, auto-lighting adjustment, its "hybrid-ity" (you can run it over an hour on its own internal hard drive, blu-ray disc OR regular DVD disc), software, HDMI compatability, and zoom feature. The discs are smaller than the standard size, but that just makes this movie cam more compact for easier handling.
Great Camera, Terrific Color and a Nice Feel in your Hand.
29 July 2011
Summary: This is a pretty nice High Definition Camcorder, I like the size, not tiny like some or bulky like others, great feel in my hand, easy to use buttons, and an LCD joystick for navigation through the menus. Terrific Color, that will wow you. Records video on Hardrive, Mini DVD or Mini Blueray, stills on SD card.
Summary: I like this video camera! It's easy to use, light, and seems to yield a quality picture. I'm concerned about its compatibility with my PC and with my DVD reader/writer as it is a -R while my units are +R. So far I'm playing back the downloaded files, and they are a bit jerky. Again, it's my computer and not the video.
Summary: I decided to give it a trial because of the blu-ray thing. I'm not disappointed because the resolution is perfect! THE PACKAGING IS ALSO VERY COMPACT AND HANDY. I'm surprised that it is not common in market place here in the US like other products and brands. I suggest it should be sold with tripods to enable good recordings for long period associated with blu ray engineering. This is a good product.
Summary: Is important to define the category of this camera, to have a real evaluation. High definition videocameras are still in the first generation. All products , DVD, DVD recorders, even VHS, etc.. in the firts wave that hit the consummer had many flaws. After the second generation we have a better quality in ALL products. Now All HD portable devices are not full quality products.
Summary: There is virtually no support from Hitachi on this product. You are totally on your own. There is no documentation for the software so you must be savvy enough to figure it out for yourself. The interface is extremely cumbersome and time consuming. Also, I should have looked at the price of the discs before buying this product. $25 for a one hour disc??? I wish I had never wasted my money on this camera.
Summary: 1. The quality of the recording in anything other than bright daylight is abysmal and cannot be called high definition. It seems to have lines throughout the image, as if there was some kind of interference/static. 2. The camera takes an eternity to focus on the desired object; a blurry image appears instead. That is especially true when the camera is turned on and when using the zoom. 3.
Summary: 1. The quality of the recording in anything other than bright daylight is abysmal and cannot be called high definition. It seems to have lines throughout the image, as if there was some kind of interference/static.
2. The camera takes an eternity to focus on the desired object; a blurry image appears instead. That is especially true when the camera is turned on and when using the zoom.