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Hitachi DZ HS301

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Hitachi DZ HS301. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery. The usability is also mentioned favorably. The portability and zoom get critical opinions.

usability, battery

image quality, zoom, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Hitachi DZ HS301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Hitachi DZ HS301


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Hitachi DZ HS301 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the usability. There are some negative reviews about the image quality.


image quality

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hitachi DZ-HS 301 E CamcorderHitachi DZ-HS 301 E Camcorder

Feb, 2019

Expert review by (

Hitachi DZ-HS301E review


The camcorder's 8GB hard disk stores just under two hours of recording at the highest quality settings, which is equivalent to two MiniDV tapes.

At first glance the DZ-HS301E looks like a traditional MiniDV camcorder, but Hitachi has squeezed in both a DVD drive and a hard disk.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Rasesh Tanna (

Hitachi DZ-HS301 and DZ-HS303 DVD-HDD Camcorders


Hitachi has recently announced their new line of camcorders and this time they have gone for something very innovative and potentially the future of camcorders. These camcorders come with DVD support as well as a 'Hard disk'. This is one of the first...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Hitachi DZ-HS301E


Hard disc recording

limited Zoom

May, 2007

Consumer review (

Hitachi DZ-HS301E


Hard drive at least means you are never caught without a disc.

Not as easy to use as expected.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Hitachi DZ-HS301E


not good in poor light. requires a lamp

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing:Y


Battery Capacity:680
Battery life (max):1.4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported:1


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian


Colour of product:Metallic


Built-in Display:Y
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86


Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Cold


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:800
Filter Size:3.05
Image stabilizer:Y
Optical Zoom:15

Other features

Lens focal range:F1.2 - 2.8

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC, AV, DC
Handheld remote control:Y
Lens hood:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:640 x 480
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 960


Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card, Optical disc
Camcorder tape type:N
Camera file system:DCF
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 :87

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y
Outdoor white balance:Y
White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor