Petite block-shaped shooter fits on a keychain, and takes videos reminiscent of 8mm films.
With its ability to play and transfer your old tapes, the Sony Handycam DCR-TRV480 is an attractive choice if you're upgrading from an 8mm or Hi8 camcorder. But if you don't need 8mm or Hi8 compatibility, competing MiniDV cameras offer superior performance in much smaller packages.
The Handycam DCR-TRV460 offers an excellent upgrade from an 8mm or Hi8 camcorder, with digital video recording and the ability to view and transfer your old tapes. But if you don't need 8mm or Hi8 compatibility, competing MiniDV cameras offer superior quality in smaller packages.
Exabyte reported revenue for the quarter ending September 28 of $92.7 million, versus $84.1 million for the same period last year. Net income for the third quarter was $3.7 million, or 17 cents per share, versus a net loss of $24.9 million or $1.13 per share for the same period last year. Sales of its flagship 8mm Mammoth tape drive more than tripled from the level of the second quarter, and its EXB-8700 8mm drive sales grew by more than 40 percent, but this was offset by a decline in sales of the EXB-8505XL, according to the company.