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Hitachi DZHS500
With the DZHS500A, you have the flexibility to choose between formats when capturing your memories. Because the Hitachi Hybrid is the first and only camcorder that offers the convenience of DVD plus the capacity of HDD. And, with just the push of a button, you can edit and make DVD copies right on your Hitachi Hybrid.

$389.00 - $419.95 at 2 Store(s)
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Features  4.0 Design  3.0
Video Quality  4.0 Audio Quality  4.0
Ease Of Use  3.0 Image Stability  4.0
Maintenance  4.0 Battery Life  3.0
Weight  3.0 Value For Money  4.0
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Hitachi DZHS500-The First Hybrid Camcorder


Introduction: Hailed to be a pioneer in the line of Hybrid camcorders, Hitachi DZHS500 offers both DVD and HDD quality in a single device saving you from the compulsion of buying both the things to be able to enjoy an ultimate HDD experience. 


Features: Features that make Hitachi DZHS500 unique and sought- after are: 30 GB HDD, 30x optical zoom, 2.7” LCD Screen, Lithium –ion battery, various pre-set scene modes, in-built editing options , USB 2.0 connectivity, 1-second Quick Start feature, multiple format compatibility, Cinema Res Image Processing, Photo capture from DVD, drop-proof safety etc.



  • Ample disk space-30GB hard disk.
  • Standard Recording Time of 23hrs.
  • Single Touch Dubbing. A wide variety of dubbing options are available with this model, you can copy the entire footage onto a DVD and store it away for future viewing.
  • Delivers bright, colorful images devoid of noise in well-lit environment.
  • Performs at good speed.
  • Can store up to seven hours of high quality video footage.


  • Neither in DVD mode nor in HDD format can you take digital stills; though you can rely on SD cards for the same.
  • This device is no sleek-looking stunner as it is endowed with two different technologies and might even look little bulky and gaudy when compared to its stylish and less-efficient counterparts in the market.
  • Poor performance in low-light environment and can experience certain amount of noise and blurring.
  • Battery-life of the Li-ion battery is dying fast.
  • The start-up, switching in-between the modes and zooming in and out features are time-consuming in nature.

Pricing:  Get this HDD & DVD format camcorder for $389 - $500 and capture your favourite images & videos.


Final Verdict: For those who are looking for a combination of DVD & HDD and are not ready to sweat on the options like editing and file transfer, Hitachi DZHS500 would be the best option. This device is reasonably priced and will help you get the best of both the worlds for less.


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