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Hitachi DZHS500A
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Hitachi DZHS500A

Hitachi DZHS500A

Editor's Review

A true hybrid camera, the Hitachi DZ HS300A can record either to DVD, or the larger, built in 30GB hard drive. DVD transfer of hard drive based video clips happens with a touch of a button. Hitachi’s patented "Advanced drop-proofing" feature can save the camera should it be accidentally dropped by taping thanks to Zero G sensors that automatically detect the fall and suspends read/write activity, thereby cushioning the hard drive for impact.


  • 30GB hard drive
  • Multiformat DVD capability
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 680000 Pixels
  • 30x optical zoom
  • 2.7” LCD screen
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Part Number: DZHS500A
  • UPC: 050585223943
  • Release Date: Mar 01, 2007

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Hitachi DZHS500A Reviews

Hitachi DZHS500A Reviews by Camcorder HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
hitachi DZHS500A DVD hibrid camcorder (j.p. lopz — 04/13/2008)

I have this camcorder for a month. The camera is very easy to use, the buttons are well located,great optical zoom(30 x)sleek design.The convenience of having a camcorder with 30 GB hard drive and DVD format is what caught my attention.You can burn movies saved on the hard drive to dvd with the simple touch of the button.The camera also use a sd memory card to storage still pictures.
cons:Grainy video in low light enviroments even with the low light feature (camera does not have video light,something that I don't understand why), mediocre audio . Overall, good camera for the money

  • 2.0 out of 5
Hitachi DZHS500A (Sue Doe — 12/26/2007)

I have had 2 of these camcorders within the last month, and at first glance it is OK for price, I have consisently had trouble with power on/off. Not just sloppy dial, but I keep blowing fusses (according to repair shop). I do not recommend.