The Certified Refurbished Sony DCR-HC26 plays and records MiniDV formats. If your tapes were recorded from a MiniDV camera (these are the small tapes), this camcorder will playback your old tapes. Sony SteadyShot image stabilization technology will help to keep shakes and wobbles out of your video and NighShot Plus infared recording will let you record in the dark. For audio, the DCR-HC26 offers 12-Bit/16-Bit PCM digital stereo audio. If you’re planning to play your video on a TV or if you are going to digitally transfer your videos on your computer/DVD, this Sony includes an industry standard USB port, AV port, and Firewire port (Sony iLink/IEEE 1394).