From the Manufacturer Hitachi's new DZBX35A DVD Camcorder with 25x optical zoom provides media format versatility to support the most popular and widely available DVD formats, including DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, and DVD+RW discs as well as SD cards for digital stills. This industry leading format compatibility allows users to choose the DVD format which best suits their individual needs. Other user-friendly features include a One Touch finalization button for quick and easy access to this essential last step, and a sleep/restart battery saver function that puts the camcorder in hibernation to save battery power between recordings and enables users to begin recording within one second of activation to ensure no action is missed.
The DZBX35A also includes the new Video-to-Photo Frame Grab Tool, which allows users to pull a photo still from video and route to SD memory card. This prevents taking video without switching to "still mode" on and off and enables users to easily create the photo image of any desired scene after recording onto DVD. Additionally, the DZBX35A offers enhanced Super Digital Zoom, a large 2.7-inch 16:9 widescreen LCD, and a "Quick Mode" Menu System that features Hitachi Disc Navigation to instantly access desired scenes via thumbnail images without having to fast forward or rewind.
Superior imaging is made possible with the company's new CinemaRes Advanced Image Processing with "Oversampling" high resolution capture, an exclusive technology that uses the entire CCD to capture both video and still images before converting to DVD format, utilizing the camcorder's entire capacity to create a sharper, more detailed picture.
With 680K pixel resolution at 640 x 480 and a 25x optical/1200x super digital lens, the UltraVision DZBX35A is one more excellent model in Hitachi's DVD camcorder product line.
5 formats of compatibility
|Hitachi DVD camcorders can record on and play back from a wide range of disc and memory formats.|
Industry-leading compatibility assures that the right media can be found at any retail outlet. Choose from four choices of disc media: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, or choose SD memory cards for photos.
Hitachi Advanced Image Processing
Delivering the most vivid and detailed picture through processing each individual incoming frame.
Photo Frame Grab
Select and store individual video frames as photos without interrupting recording.
Widescreen video recording
Record in a 16:9 aspect ratio that matches the true 16:9 widescreen format of HDTV's.
Widescreen 2.7-inch LCD
Large display enables easy monitoring of picture during recording.
One-touch finalize button
Easily finalize discs with a single button to be played immediately in DVD player.
Sleep/restart battery saver
Efficiently conserve battery in standby mode then with a single button restart recording in less than a second.
What's in the Box
DZ-BX35A DVD camcorder, 700ML 1-hour battery, AC adapter/charger, special S-video and composite A/V cable, shoulder strap, lens cap
More About Hitachi's DVD Camcorder Lineup*
What is DVD-Camcorder?
Hitachi has forever changed the direction of camcorder technology with the introduction of the DVD-Camcorder. This Emmy-winning innovation allows you to record home movies directly to DVD and play them back on your home DVD player. Explore the many options and performance features that Hitachi has pioneered with these remarkable products.
Hitachi innovation with five generations of refinement
Five years of perfecting this breakthrough Hitachi technology delivers the most refined and fully-featured line of DVD-Camcorders available. Quick Start in only 7 seconds and capture high quality video directly to DVD for instant playback. Dramatically improved power efficiency and a more streamlined design means it's more flexible and easier to use. Hitachi DVD-Camcorders are designed to accept discs directly into the Camcorder for the most compact and durable design ever.
Record from VHS or tape-based camcorders- then playback directly to TV, from DVD-R to DVD player.
DVD-RAM is a rewritable format that allows for recording and re-recording of movies and still photos up to 100,000 times per disc. Data is written in a non-linear pattern, much like a computer hard disk. When recording, information is only written to blank areas of the disc, eliminating accidental erasure of previously recorded material. The DVD-RAM Disc Navigation system provides a wealth of in-camera editing, playlist options and still photo capability.
DVD-R is a record-once format that has the highest compatibility for playback in home DVD players (requires in-camera finalizing of the disc before it can be played on DVD player). Data is recorded in a linear manner and users can directly access any previously recorded clip using the on-screen Disc Navigation feature.
DVD-R is a rewritable format that can be played back on most home DVD players (requires in-camera finalizing of the disc before it can be played on DVD player). A benefit to DVD-RW over DVD-R is that a disc can be unfinalized to record over if needed.
Hitachi HDTV tuner technology brings viewers a unique blend of convenience and performance. Conventional HDTV tuners require start-up time to scan for channels and require switching between antenna inputs when selecting analog or digital programming. Hitachi HDTV tuner technology delivers the picture instantly with seamless access to all available channels.
Direct digital access to DVD footage requires none of the rewinding or fast-forwarding necessary with tape formats. Each movie clip or still photo (DVD-RAM only) is presented as a thumbnail on the LCD panel. Simply cursor to the desired clip and select it for instant playback. With DVD-RAM discs, one can perform a host of in-camera editing features including fading, moving, dividing, deleting and combining of clips. Create up to 99 playlists for custom playback of movie clips.
MegaPixel CCD and lens
The resolution of the MegaPixel CCD sensor found on select models far exceeds that required for high-quality video, enabling high-resolution, 1280 x 960 pixel photos. Precision-grade optics of the aspherical lens reduces aberrations and distortions that may occur at the perimeter of lens surfaces in less advanced systems.
Our proprietary Magic LSI combines an enhanced MPEG-2 encoder/decoder (CODEC), the Interface Processor, and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) into a single, compact LSI (Large Scale Integration) chip. This integrated design improves resolution and efficiency, reduces power consumption and minimizes space required on the circuit board.
Constant & Variable Bit Rate recording
Bit rate is the measurement of how much digital information can be streamed over time. Higher bit rates move more data per second. The process the MPEG-2 format uses for compressing video requires a higher bit rate for rapid motion sequences. Static scenes need a much lower bit rate. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) recording dynamically varies the bit rates relative to video content. This process optimizes compression, resulting in higher picture quality and reduced file sizes.
8cm DVD drive
The Hitachi DVD Camcorder features the world's first ultra-compact 8cm DVD-RAM/DVD-R drive. The advanced double-speed drive and single-beam laser provide extremely smooth real-time recording and playback of data. Rugged construction and robust error-correction circuits ensure precise operation even under demanding operating conditions.
* Not all Hitachi DVD Camcorders feature all DVD cam technologies listed in this section. Please refer to product Specification Sheet for complete details.