Released in January 2007 at CES the Hitachi DZHS300A is a standard definition hybrid DVD/HD camcorder. The less expensive brother of the DZHS500A, the DZHS300A shoots at 640x480 and records directly onto a DVD or the unit's internal 8GB hard drive allowing for 6 hours of recording time at standard settings. Still images are restricted by the camcorder's lackluster CCD, producing a maximum image resolution of 640x480 (0.3MP). The device has an 85 minute battery life. The DZHS300A's more advanced brother the DZHS500A features a larger 30GB internal drive and more zoom (30x optical).
- CCD: 1/6", 680K pixel
- Resolution: 640 x 480 at 30 fps
- Screen: 2.7" LCD, 120K pixel
- Zoom: 25x optical, 1200x digital
- Tape type: DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD+RW + internal 8GB HD
- Interface: buttons
- Battery life: 85 minutes