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Hitachi DZ-BD70 Specification Sheet

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HITACHI UNVEILS THE WORLD'S FIRST
Two New Camcorders Capable of Recording One Hour 1920x1080 Full High-Definition Video
8cmBD/DVD Drive+30GB HDD Cam DZ-BD7H
TOKYO August 2, 2007 - Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) announced the world's first Blu-ray Disc
(BD) Camcorder, -which records one hour of 1920x1080 Full High-Definition video onto a BD (single
side, single layer.) The new camcorders will start selling in Japan on August 30, 2007, and overseas
market sequentially starting from October.
The new DZ-BD7H is a Hybrid Cam with a BD drive and a 30 gigabyte (GB) built-in hard disc drive (HDD)
which can record approximately four hours of 1920x1080 full high-definition video, or up to eight hours of
1440x1080 high-definition video. It can also copy the contents from HDD to 8cm BD within the camcorder
so that users do not need to use any external devices.
The new DZ-BD70 is a BD single drive camcorder which can record approximately one hour of 1920x1080
full high-definition video (two hours of 1440x1080 high definition video) on a 8cm BD.
The new BD camcorders have a system which captures, records and stores 1920x1080 full high-definition
video throughout the whole process with its newly developed full high-definition lens, 5.3 mega pixel
progressive CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) image sensor
pixels for video and 4.32 mega pixels for still photo, the newly developed full high definition signal processor
"Picture Master Full HD," and the world's first 8cm BD drive, which can record 1920x1080 full high definition
video on a 8cm BD which has 5 times more capacity than a 8cm DVD.
■ Model Name and Introduction (Japan)
Product
Model Name
DZ-BD7H
BD Camcorder
DZ-BD70
■ Background of Development
Non-tape media camcorders such as DVD and HDD camcorders have grown to dominate more than
80% of the camcorder market
consumer camcorder market
Hitachi, with its corporate statement "Inspire the Next, " has been creating new product categories and
established new standards in the industry. In 2000, Hitachi introduced the world's first DVD camcorder,
and in 2006, the world's first hybrid camcorder with a DVD drive and an HDD drive, which makes it easy
to dub the contents on the HDD to the DVD. The spirit behind the innovation was always a careful
consideration of the customer's needs.
on a Blu-ray Disc
Image
HDD
Sensor
Approx.
30GB
5.3Mega
-
Pixels
High definition camcorders have taken more than 30% of the
(*3).
and are expected to continue growing.
(*3),
1
BLU-RAY DISC CAMCORDER
(*1)
8cmBD/DVD Drive Cam DZ-BD70
(*2)
Suggested
Selling Starts
Retail Price
Aug.30, 2007
Open
Aug.30, 2007
with effective 2.07 mega
Initial
Production/Month
20,000 units

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   Summary of Contents for Hitachi DZ-BD70

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    The new DZ-BD70 is a BD single drive camcorder which can record approximately one hour of 1920x1080 full high-definition video (two hours of 1440x1080 high definition video) on a 8cm BD.

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    BD camcorders, which shoot, playback, and store full high-definition in every process. Hitachi will continue to mobilize its technology to introduce camcorders that meet the needs of the consumers.

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    (*1) (1) Hitachi Original 8cm BD/DVD Drive Hitachi developed a compact, low power consuming, and reliable 8cm BD/DVD drive which corresponds to five kinds of 8cm discs; BD-RE/-R, DVD-RAM/-RW/-R. *1: BD camcorder BD/DVD drive does not comply with dual layer discs.

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    4. Editing in the Camcorder The full high-definition video recorded on the HDD or the 8cm BD-RE can be edited with the camcorder. Easy editing functions such as split, delete, and connect can be made without using a PC. User can also create play list, and rearrange the orders of playback within the play list.

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    The lens portion implemented a large aperture expressing its high quality, and the round body is a motif of the BD. The left portion of the camcorder is UV coated to protect the body from scratches and to maintain shine. The operation buttons promote ease of use with a cursor button next to the LCD and an auto lens cover that activates with the power switch.

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    13. Recording Modes and Recording Time Bit Rate (Audio) Picture Rec. Quality Mode Recording 15Mbps (256Kbps) High 11Mbps Definition (256Kbps) 7.5Mbps (256Kbps) 9Mbps Standard (256Kbps) Definition 6Mbps (256Kbps) Recording Compression Pixels 1920x1080 4 hours MPEG4 1440x1080 5hr. 20 min AVC/H.264 1440x1080 8 hours 720x480...

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    8pin connector (S Video/Audio Output)x1, External Microphone Input x1 USB2.0 High Speed Mode Compliant Yes (Output only) Approximately 5.7W (HDD) Approximately 100 minutes (HDD) Approximately 80x87x165mm Approximately 630g Approximately 705g DZ-BD70 ― ― Approximately 6.7W (BD-RE) Approximately 90 minutes (BD-RE) Approximately 77x87x165mm Approximately 575g Approximately 650g...

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Information contained in this news release is current as of the date of the press announcement, but may be subject to change without prior notice. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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