The DZMV730A features the new Hitachi Image Engine that provides a 20 percent improvement in video noise reduction and 20 percent longer battery life. The Hitachi Image Engine is comprised of the camcorder lens and LSI circuitry as well as the DVD optical drive. Compared to previous generations, the new DVD drive has reduced the product size by 15 percent.
The DZMV730A offers users 16:9 widescreen recording for DVD-R and DVD-RAM formats as well as extensive in-camera editing capabilities on DVD-RAM recordings. Using the Hitachi Disc Navigation feature, each movie clip is presented as a thumbnail image on the LCD panel, which can be selected for instant playback. The system allows users to fade, move, divide, delete, and combine clips without the need for a computer; moreover, users can create up to 99 playlists for custom playback of movie clips.
Additionally, the DZMV730A camcorder utilizes MPEG-2 video recording technology. Users can select between increased recording quality or extended recording time. When using a DVD-RAM disc, the camcorder utilizes either variable bit rate (VBR) or constant bit rate (CBR) recording formats.