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Hitachi DZ HS300E

Hitachi DZ HS300E
alaScore 75

12 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Hitachi DZ HS300E. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and zoom. The price and usability also get good feedback.

usability, price, zoom, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ HS300E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Hitachi DZ HS300E from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

zoom, price, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZHS300EUK Hybrid DVD + HDD Camcorder (25x Optical and 1200 x Digital Zoom) 2.7" Widescreen LCDHitachi DZHS300EUK Hybrid DVD + HDD Camcorder (25x Optical and 1200 x Digital Zoom) 2.7" Widescreen LCD

Mar, 2019

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Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Karl Foster (

Hitachi DZ-HS300E


Allowing for recording direct to mini DVDs or to an internal hard disk, the Hitachi DZ-HS300E has much to offer the hobbyist videographer.

Built-in hard disk drive, responsive 25x optical zoom, effective image stabilisation, clear flip-out widescreen LCD

Fiddly transport controls, no external mic socket, no accessory shoe, no built-in flash, recording to optical media is time-consuming, cannot import directly into iMovie, only 0.4mp stills

The DZ-HS300E is inexpensive and offers the convenience of HD storage. It's easy enough to use, but the recording format is not one that iMovie can import. But if you don't mind having to convert footage before editing, this is a low-cost route into...

Feb, 2008

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Hitachi DZ-HS300


Easy to use with user friendly manual. One has to experiment a bit and a knowledge of computer logic and previous camcorder experience useful but no real problems. Versatility provided by HDD, DVD and stills very useful but stills quality not as good...

None really as far as I can judge so far. With hindsight a flash facility (I have the one without) would have been useful but not vital.

Dec, 2007

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Hitachi DZ-HS300


VEry easy to use and provides great use of storage methods

Photograph quality very poor

Nov, 2007

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Hitachi DZ-HS300


clear display

Fiddley controls for going to card and to DVD, etc.

Nov, 2007

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Hitachi DZ-HS300


compact and light easy to carry and handle focus stays clear and no shudder.

none at this present time

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

The Hitachi DZ-HS300 combines the convenience of the DVD format - for easy playback and sharing - with the storage capacity of a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) in a revolutionary hybrid design that simplifies and speeds up the home movie making process. And at the touch of a button you can record video from the internal hard drive to DVD all directly from the camcorder - with no need for an additional PC based process. The DZ-HS300 hybrid provides unparalleled versatility and performance and in a compact design that makes the home movie making experience easier and better than ever.


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.3


Colour of product:Silver


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Filter Size:3.4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39 - 973
Focal length range (f-f):39 - 973
Image stabilizer: No
Optical Zoom:25

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F1.8 - 3.2
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Maximum image resolution:640 x 480


Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card, Optical disc
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD
Disc types supported:DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Internal storage capacity:8

Weight & Dimensions

Height :9

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes