365 View of Mt Fuji



The 8mm video cassette format was introduced in the mid-1980s. 8mm video cassetts are small, but they deliver an argueably better picture than standard VHS tape. The 8mm format is similar in resolution to VHS - about 250 horizontal lines.

While 8mm did not fair well as a consumer player format (VHS remains the standard), the small size of 8mm camcorders has resulted in large sales in the camcorder market. Another notable advantage of the early 8mm camcorders was that they all included flying erase heads, something not found in cheaper VHS vcrs at that time.

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