Article ID : 00025042 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

Can Digital 8® camcorders record in the 8mm or Hi8™ format?

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Digital 8 camcorders can only record in the Digital 8 format. However, most Digital 8 camcorders are backwards compatible and can playback existing 8mm and Hi8 tapes.

IMPORTANT: Refer to the operating instructions included with the digital camcorder for model-specific information regarding playback compatibility with different tape formats. There are some models that cannot playback 8mm and Hi8 tapes .