Deals for Hitachi DZMV550A DVD Camcorder w/18x Optical Zoom
- 18x optical zoom lens; 500x digital zoom with Advanced Stable Pix electronic image stabilization
- 2.5-inch color LCD monitor; 113K pixel color viewfinder
- USB 2.0 compatible; Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot; Quick Mode menu
- Powered by DZ-BP14SW rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (included with AC adapter/charger)
- Compact DVD Camcorder and 1 MP digital still camera records to 3-inch DVD-R and DVD-RAM discs
DVD Camcorder Notice (from the manufacturer):
Hitachi Home Electronics America can only verify Maxell brand DVD discs for use with Hitachi DVD Camcorders.
Hitachi has three main reasons for not supporting other manufacturers discs:
- Not all discs have the same standards for actual construction, therefore some may not work. An example of this is a disc that has a very thin writing surface, one so thin that the DVD Camcorder laser cannot properly write information.
- Quality of discs…some discs may be able to be written to, but will also peel and become defective within a short period of time. This can happen within a year or so after writing a disc, which is unacceptable for someone trying to document memories.
- While some DVD-R discs can be written and finalized from our camcorder, the percentage of DVD players that can playback that disc is greatly reduced due to different writing surface depths.
While other manufacturers may make discs that appear to be compatible, and may sometimes work, the only discs that Hitachi can verify as suitable for the Hitachi DVD Camcorders, for functionality and longevity and playback, are the Maxell brand discs.