See you ’round, Hitachi.

News today as Hitachi have a Blu-Ray camcorder on the way. It’s got a Blu-ray drive, a 60GB hard drive…and you won’t be able to buy it here. Hitachi last night announced that they will be leaving the Australian market. You’d think that we hurt their feelings or something, but no apparently it’s more of an international restructuring or something.

News today as Hitachi have a Blu-Ray camcorder on the way.

Got a hankering to record video at full HD to either an internal 60GB hard drive or one of those newfangled mini-Blu-Ray discs? What about the ability to take pictures on a 5.3 megapixels CMOS sensor?

At 9 hours of recording to the hard disk in the best resolution and an hour to the tiny Blu-ray disc, you could certainly pull a lot of life out of it.

Except for that you can’t buy it here.

And you won’t be able to buy it here.

I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to tease you…

…but Hitachi last night announced that they will be leaving the Australian market. You’d think that we hurt their feelings or something, but no apparently it’s more of an international restructuring or something.

So no more Hitachi TV’s, video cameras, or… anything else really.

I’m holding back a tear. Really, I am.

Sources: Engadget, Gizmodo

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