If the Sony HD MiniDV camcorder recorded standard definiton, DV, to the miniDV tape, then a non-high def miniDV tape based camcorder should be able to read it just fine.
If the Sony HD MiniDV camcorder recorded high definiton, HDV, to the miniDV tape, then the non-high def miniDV tape based camcorder will not understand that HDV information on the miniDV tape.
In either case, lock the miniDV tape before putting it anywhere - this will prevent data on the tape from being over-written.
I have a few tapes that were recorded using a Sony HD MiniDV camera. I dont have access to that camera to import the footage onto my MAC. My question is, can I import the footage using any other STANDARD MiniDV camera and is it possible to ruin the tapes by doing this? I only have access to a SD camera. Any help is greatly appreciated.