Summary: Hitachi BX 35A. After 3 years I have missed so many things with this camera. It takes a full 90 seconds to access the disc every time you turn the camera on. The mechanism for spinning the DVD runs the battery down in 30 minutes. It will only record for 30 minutes before you have to turn it off, turn the disc over and wait another minute and a half for it to access the disc again. Then the battery goes dead. Buy at least one extra battery.
Summary: I received the camcorder in the mail and the charger doesn't work. Also had a manual for a completely different camera, not camcorder. Product smelled bad like smoke. Very disappointed because I ordered this to video a wedding next weekend and it don't work.
Summary: I recently purchased a Hitachi DZ-BX35A Camcorder. This camcorder is an excellent value for the price and has many features. My main purpose for buying this camcorder was for telecine transfers. I am currently transferring a bunch of old super 8 and standard 8mm films. The camera offered a few of the crucial features needed for telecine transfers. The main ones being: manual focusing, manual white balance, and optical zooming.
Neat Product for first time users with basic usage.
6 October 2011
Summary: Very nice little Camcorder.This was my first time purchasing a video camcorder. I bought it for personal use with friends to capture funny moments and good times, so that I can look back on it later. The only thing I really dont like about it is that it uses the little DVDs and they are only 30min long, and after that you have to stop recording and wait for it to finalize the disc.The buttons and menu options could be a little more user friendly.
Cons: Playback sound is minimal at best. Unable to find A/C connection to back of camera to enable a/c power, the cord has been misplaced and I cant find it anywhere online! Video files are difficult to upload to youtube and/or Facebook. paid $500.00 + new
Summary: I bought this camera on ebay a while back and it works great. I had bought it so my wife could capture my band playin live shows and was amazing how well it did..It is so easy to use You can be watching on your big screen in no time. I will say that the lighting could be better when we play bars the lighting is real dim but our outdoor shows were excellent..This is the very first camcorder I have owned and am amazed at all the easy to use features.. Great Buy...