DZ-BD7HA by Hitachi
Classic camcorders turned everyone's grandmother into an amateur auteur. Hitachi has decided to ditch the VHS tape in favor a decidedly modern medium: Blue Ray discs. The DZ-BD7HA is Hitachi's flagship camcorder and offers two ways to record your meetings and memories. The 30GB hard drive can record up to four hours of 1920 x 1080 high definition video or eight hours of 1440 x 1080 high def video. Running out of space on the hard drive? The DZ-BD7HA can copy video from your hard drive directly onto a blue ray disc in the camcorder. Adding an HDMI cable to the mix allows video play back in high definition on an HDTV. The Hitachi DZ-BD7HA starts around $1,299.