I bought my MD80 clone in late 2009 and posted a review on my blog. There seemed to be a lot of interest (mainly for the MD80 camera instructions!) so I thought I’d post up as much information as I could find. I’ve been pretty impressed with its perfomance for the money, as they are almost disposable at the prices you can find them at.

There seem to be numerous names for this camera but one that keeps popping up is MD80, though several manufacturers seem to use this name to my knowledge. You occasionally see them referred to as Mini DV cameras but this is easily confused with the smallest format for the magnetic tape style of digital hand-held camcorder.

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