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I recently aqquired a Sony Video 8 Handycam ccd-f201. I know it needs a new battery but there was no tapes that came with it. Is there a certain kind of tape that it takes?

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Well, this is an 8mm recording handycam and should be able to work with just about any 8mm video tape.  Attached is a copy of the Specifications page which says:

      Usable Cassette    8 mm video format cassette

There may be certain varieties of the 8 mm video tape that work better than others but I think for this age of recorder any standard variety should work just fine.

PS: This is a rotary head recording system using analog technology so you do not need the digital 8 tapes.  

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