As reviewer David Elrich points out, Hitachi may be spreading itself a bit too thin. Their latest camcorder offering is quite sub-par with poor 2-megapixel pictures and, worst of all, bad video.
I mean you can make bullet trains but you can't make a camcorder that takes good video? For shame, Hitachi.
Hitachi DZ-GX20A [DesignTechnica]