Hitachi today introduced the company’s fourth generation DVD camcorders at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new models, the UltraVision Digital DZ-MV550A and DZ-MV580A, add a lighter chassis with a more comfortable grip and a new Quick Mode menu function that allows for easier navigation through the camcorder’s menu system. Additionally, the DZ-MV580A adds an optional 16×9 widescreen filming format for DVD-RAM recording. Both new camcorders will be available next quarter for US$799 and $899, respectively.