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Sony Hi8 Camcorders

With a range to choose from, Sony Hi8 camcorders are a great choice when considering a film camcorder for home video. They are known for being easy to use, a good quality of filming for a film camcorder, with a range of capabilities including a variety of media formats and night vision functionality. For any home videographer whether beginner or intermediate, the Hi8 range is the perfect camcorder to practice your skills on or learn how to use a film camcorder as opposed to their digital rivals.

This specific model of Sony camcorders are all handheld, coming with a strap on the side to allow for practical filming of your most treasured events. The camera is a good size, light in weight, with easy to reach controls on the camcorder itself in comfort whilst filming.

With an LCD screen you'll find it easier to see what you're recording, or see through the black and white viewfinder at the top of the camera. If you're looking for a camcorder that will enable you to capture everyday footage at home, then this Hi8 range is a great option, of which you can find an array of models that will suit your photography needs.

Hi8 Media Format

The HandyCam range, records in Hi8 media format which records both analog video and audio onto the Sony camcorder tape . This filming format has a number of features including night vision, digital zoom and noise reduction, all of which add to a better quality video output.

Night Vision

Need to record in low light conditions? The Sony Hi8 camcorders will let you do just that with their inbuilt night vision feature allowing easy filming in total darkness. They also have digital and optical zoom features so you can capture lots of great videos of everyday life whilst ensuring you have a clear and high quality picture. Other features worth noting within this range of camcorders include video effects and easy dubbing.


The camcorders come with infolithium batteries, which powers the Sony Hi8 camcorder and can be easily charged with the Sony wire and adapter relevant to your model. Once the battery is running low, this will be displayed on the LCD screen and let you know how much recording or charging time remains. Record for hours when you are out for the day and you won't have to worry about the battery dying during filming.

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