Digital8 (also called D8) was a digital video cassette format for camcorders, introduced by Sony in 1999.
Hi8 metal-particle tapes could be used in Digital8 camcorders, but the drum in a Digital8 camcorder spins faster than Hi8, so a 60 minute Hi8 cassette will store just 40 minutes of digital video.
Digital8 remained a consumer format and was little used for broadcast. Most, though not all, Digital8 camcorders can play back analogue Video8 and Hi8 tapes.
The last Digital8 camcorder, the Sony DCR-TRV285, was discontinued in 2007.
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