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Enthusiast
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Registered: ‎03-18-2017
Message 1 of 9 (3,098 Views)

Which Hi8 are the best?

I love my TR515E
The problem is that it needs replacing. Can't believe how many different models there are. What is a similar (slightly better??) model as above?
I really don't like digital 8 I love the old school feel of mine but could someone explain what u get from some of the others I may find on eBay etc

There's no real site for this online strangely!

Many many thanks

Mike
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Re: Which Hi8 are the best?

 

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Re: Which Hi8 are the best?

Determing which one is best can be tricky as it, at least in part, depends on the person using the camcorder.  If you listed specific models it would be much easier to find the differences between them.  As you can see from the list here - https://esupport.sony.com/US/p/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=33 - there are many to choose from. 

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Message 4 of 9 (3,044 Views)

Re: Which Hi8 are the best?

Ok so what is the difference between the model I already mentioned and the Tr840e that I just purchased?
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Re: Which Hi8 are the best?

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Manual for TR515E - http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/3865334131.pdf

 

Manual for TR840E - http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/3861899131.pdf

 

One noticable difference are the connections for playback.  The TR840E has stereo output and a S Video out port (see page 25 of the TRV840E manual).

 

There are differences in the Camera and Player menu options.

TR515E - page 31

TR840E - page 34

 

Diferrences in parts (buttons, switches, etc.)

TR515E - starting on page 91

TR840E - starting on page 104

One noticable difference is that the TR515E has a video light and the TR840E does not.

 

TR515E Specifications - page 89

TR840E Specifications - page 100

 

Enthusiast
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Message 6 of 9 (3,036 Views)

Re: Which Hi8 are the best?

Very negligible differences as far as how the image would look on screen though I'm assuming. What is video light?
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Re: Which Hi8 are the best?

It is a light on the front of the camcorder that you can turn on and off.  It aids with shooting dimly lit scenes.

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Message 8 of 9 (3,003 Views)

Re: Which Hi8 are the best?

That light drains the battery but it's really good. I think the Tr5 is a better model then. The captured image in sunlight is the same?
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Message 9 of 9 (3,000 Views)

Re: Which Hi8 are the best?

It should be the same.  Since the video systems are very similar or the same (didn't check the specs) then I believe they should be quite similar.  

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