Summary: This is a terrible product. You can barely film indoors because the lens limits wide angle filming. If you can't get at least 15 feet from your intented subject, you will be limited to filming their head. ALERT*** You can only use Maxell discs!!!
Summary: This is my 2nd Hitachi camcorder. I had a lesser version from the same series (the only 1 that recorded video LESS than DVD quality!), which broke when I dropped it 3 feet, the day my son was born. This one, however, has better video AND picture quality, and has been reliable since I've had it.
Summary: It's a wonderful product to use, with excellent video and still picture quality. This product has been wrongly used, that's why previous reviews have shown that it damages DVD Disks, but the fact is that it doesn't.
Summary: This camera has only 90 days of warranty,Yes brand new and only 90 days. After waiting months of browsing and research on what would be a good DVD Camcorder for our Family moments I have wrongly choose Hitachi because of the price and the nice feature of the 3.3 Mega Pixels...whatever.
Summary: It is great to burn movies directly to a DVD. Once you finalize the disc, just pop it in the DVD player and watch. Also, the picture mode with the removable SD ram card is very good (has integrated flash for still picutures which works very well).
Summary: I own a previous model Hitachi DVDCam. I have had several of my DVD's become corrupt and unreadable after I had recorded (and viewed) several videos on them. I called Hitachi and after a LONG phone call was basically told that I had bad luck and they were sorry.
Summary: I bought this item as a gift for my husband. After 2 1/2 months, we thought we finally had it figured out. But just this evening, it erased the latest disc when my husband plugged it in to try and finalize it. It just displayed "Disc Access" for several minutes before shutting itself off.