One of the most common questions people have when buying a second hand camera to transfer 8mm tapes is:
"Is there a camera which is compatible with all 8mm tape formats?"
The answer is yes - but working out which models are compatible and which aren't can be challenging.
Based on my own experiences and internet research, I have put together the below list of Sony's Digital8 cameras.
Those with an "*" next to the model number will play back Video8 (Standard8) and Hi8 tapes as well as Digital8.
This information is correct to the best of my knowledge, but I still suggest getting confirmation from the seller before buying a camera to ensure it will be compatible.
Deck only ( No camera )
Thanks to Peter Brereton who posted this list originally on the AVForums.com forum.
The original discussion can be found at http://www.avforums.com/forums/camcorders-video-editing/861297-8mm-player.html