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I bought a sony hi8 trv 65 and in the process shot a couple hundred tapes with it, when it was time to
upgrade I bought a new Digital 8 330 the main reason was that the 330 would transfer
my hi 8 tapes through a firewire to my computer so I could edit them, I don’t believe
the new Digital 8 cameras will allow you to play your Hi8 tapes. I may be wrong but you can check on it.
I recently bought a used 330 in a pawn shop as a backup for $100, they can be had on E-bay up to $300.
3 years ago I went with the Canon Gl-2 and I kinda wish I would have bought a sony 2100.
If your idea is to upgrade go to a 3 chip camera you won’t regret it.
As a footnote I shoot a lot of video in Church and the resolution of my Hi 8 was always better than
my Digital 8. The Digital 8 always look a little pixely for a lack of a better word. Outside the d8
was great. But these two are nothing compared to my Gl2 no comparison.