Are there any Digital 8 camcorders out there that can play Hi8 and 8mm that are less than $300, preferably new and not used? Thanks in advance for your replies.
[QUOTE=cluelessidiot;1923222]Are there any Digital 8 camcorders out there that can play Hi8 and 8mm that are less than $300, preferably new and not used? Thanks in advance for your replies.[/QUOTE]
Unfortunately, Sony is/was the last company making new 8mm camcorders (digital or analog). And the last Sony Digital 8 camcorder was discontinued earlier this year, leaving only an analog-only Hi8 model.
By the way, the last Digital 8 Sony camcorder made did not play back analog tapes at all. It played back only digital tapes (although it could record in digital mode on analog tapes).
So where can I get a Hi8 model new?
I have a friend who has a nice Sony digital 8 mm camcorder about four years old in like new shape that he might sell. He never uses it. It plays both digital and analog 8 mm tapes.
Post contact info for yourself if interested.
It seems that the price has gone down to a less than a couple hundred dollars. In case you’re interested, you can check out the [U]camcorder ratings[/U] of the other brands as well, just to see if there are ones which are also suitable.
You could also buy a D8 deck if you’re only planning on using it to transfer your old Hi8 recordings to your computer or onto newer media. There should be a used one off ebay or something.