Article ID : 00032342 / Last Modified : 07/23/2019

What tape formats can be played in Sony® camcorders?

    The following list displays tape playback compatibility in Sony® camcorders:

    • Standard 8 camcorders: These models play 8mm tapes that are recorded in the standard 8mm format.
    • Hi8™ camcorders: These models play 8mm or Hi8™ tapes that are recorded in either the standard 8mm or Hi8™ format.
    • MiniDV camcorders: These models play MiniDV tapes only.
    • MICROMV™ camcorders: These models play MICROMV™ tapes only.
    • Digital8® camcorders: Most models play 8mm or Hi8™ tapes that are recorded in either the standard 8mm, Hi8™, or Digital8® format.

    IMPORTANT: Some Digital8® camcorders are not backward compatible, and are not able to playback tapes recorded in the standard 8mm or Hi8™ formats.