|Storage Type||Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)|
|Media Format||DVD, DVD-RAM (8 cm)|
|Optical Sensor Qty||1|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Focal Length Range||3.8mm - 38mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||37 mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Illumination||0.3 lux|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/60 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Manual, Program|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card|
|Viewfinder Diagonal Size||0.33"|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Microphone Technology||Electret condenser|
|Connector Types||1 x S-Video input / output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio (input/output), 1 x microphone|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Run Time Up To||Up To 150 min|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Effective Video Resolution||0.4 MP|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG-2|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Additional Features||Auto Power Save, Backlight Compensation, Built-In Speaker, Color Viewfinder, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Still Shot Capability, accessories hot shoe, display brightness control|
|Shooting Modes||Digital Photo Mode|
Average review score based on 8 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I was looking for an inexpensive yet quality camera to fill my needs and happened to run across the Hitachi DZ MV580A on a search. The camera is easy to use and pretty much self explanatory and designed so that it is almost impossible to screw it up unless you really try. The unit & bought had no manual but a simple search provided a source and Hitachi support was great for the additional software I needed.
Pros.. Good quality product east to use very handy and accessories are still readily available.
Cons..As with any electronic item the Hitachi DZ MV580A technology is dated it is great for me a dvd recorder at a disposable price so I am not out much if I drop it as I have others that are now paper weights but for that you sacrifice some video quality and system interface issues that you would have with a newer unit..
IF YOU ARE AFTER A DVD CAMCORDER WITH THE BUDGET PRICE(FROM EBAY) GO FOR IT. IT TAKE 1 MP DITIGAL PICTURE AS WELL AS CAPTURING EXCELLENT QUALITY VEDIO. YOU CAN EDIT AND MIX UP EFFECT ON THE CAMERA. WEIGHTS ABOUT 510G INCLUDING THE BATTERY AND BATTERY LIFE IS GOOD.
IF DESIGN IS A CONCERN FOR U THAN IT MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST CHOICE.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT?
1 Megapixel CCD sensor. it camtures 1280x960 photo. has got color viewfinder and 2.5"lcd screen. On camera editing.
What I don't like?
Does not support much option to do editing in PC and limited support format. Design could be more attractive
If are looking for camcorder to straight shoot and play in DVD player, don't care about big dvd camcorder brand(sony) this camera would give u lots of feature in comperatively low price
Good camcorder overall. You must be really careful with the DVDs after recording and during finalizing. If you touch the DVD before finalizing then you can loose all contents. If the camcorder looses power while finalizing the same occurs.
The movie quality is great when played straight from the camcorder, but not as good when played from a DVD player (newer model, SONY, progressive scan).
Great, long-lasting battery. Very responsive and overall a good buy, but could use a bit better quality in DVD player playback (so that it isn't so choppy between scenes).
I already had one of these video cameras, and saw this one for sale, hardly used, and in excellent condition. I use them at weddings for an added touch to still photography. It is a great little camera and takes very good video. Looking forward to letting others use it while on vacation while I use one as well.
This camera is excellent for the money you will spend. Easy to use and captures great picture!I would buy this camera again or I would suggest to friends. The ability to store video to DVD is the greatest option.