Hitachi hybrid Blu-ray camcorder hits Japan soon


Guys, listen up. It looks like this Blu-ray thing is here to stay so we might as well start buying stuff. Case in point, this scrumptious Hitachi DZ-BD9H hybrid camcorder that records on 8cm discs or its 60GB hard drive. Yum. I wish I could take a bite out of it.

The hard drive is good for nine hours of full 1920×1080 HD or you can use a disc for one hour’s worth of footage. There’s a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 10x optical zoom, and a 5.3 megapixel CMOS sensor as well. It’ll be available February 12th in Japan for $1691, followed by a hard drive-only version on March 1st for $1315. No word on if or when these will hit the states but I’d guess that it’ll be more a question of when, not if.

Hitachi DZ-BD9H hybrid Blu-Ray and 60GB HD camcorder []