Summary: I had this camcorder before the hing on the tape got stuck. I knew this was a good buy. I love this camera its not as sharp as the latest dvd's but it does give really good picture quality. It also has night vision which not a lot of camcorders have. Thanks again.
Perfect to convert older 8mm or Hi8 tapes to DVD/PC
17 March 2011
Summary: I originally bought one new and used it for ten years with NO problems. It still worked like new when I sold it on eBay this month after converting all of my Hi8 tapes. It is perfect for transferring older Video 8 or Hi8 camcorder tapes to DVD or PC.
Summary: Sony Handycam CCD - TRV68 For its age this was one of the state of the art cameras available Most manufacture dates are 2001 so it is after the modification date for the infamous Sony X-Ray Cameras. This camera does not have the half on trick for Xray but using the correct 37 mm IR lenses you can get it to do Xray. As far as using this camera to transfer your old Hi8 tapes to other media it works well.