No more pixelated, blurry, digital home videos! Hitachi has launched the world's first two Blu-Ray camcorders, the BD70E Blu-ray disc Camcorder and BD7HE Blu-ray disc and Hard Disk Drive Camcorder. The personal, hand-held video cameras offer permanent optical storage; each 8cm disc stores up to an hour of 1,920 x 1,080 footage.
Back in the '80s and '90s it seemed every household had a video camera -- home videos were busted out at every birthday, Christmas and Halloween party-- parents captured everything from birth, to first day of school, to senior prom. But then the enthusiasm slowly died off as cameras began to go digital. The quality just wasn't the same.
Then it was rumored that home videos would go hi-def, so people waited. And waited. Until now.
Could Hitachi's launch mark the rebirth of home videos?
the BD70E Blu-ray disc Camcorder and the BD7HE Blu-ray disc and Hard Disk Drive Camcorder.