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1981

  • HVC-F1
    HVC-F1

    With Sony's own unique MF Trinicon imaging tube, this device offered high-quality video with horizontal resolution of 300 lines. Its large-aperture lens offered a bright F value of 1.4 and optical zoom up to 6X.

1983

  • BMC-100
    BMC-100

    The first Beta Movie video camera incorporating an internal Beta system deck.

1985

  • CCD-V8
    CCD-V8

    The first video camcorder capable of recording video on standard 8mm videotape. The newly developed 250,000-pixel CCD was used as the imaging device, and with a motor-driven 6X zoom, the camera offered advanced image recording while weighing a mere 1.97kg.

1989

  • CCD-TR55

    This 8mm video camera was lovingly nicknamed the “Handycam.” This featherweight 790g model took the world by storm under the “Passport Size” marketing slogan. Featuring all the latest state-of-the art technology, this model offered video enthusiasts an easy and convenient means of recording on-the-go.

1995

  • DCR-VX1000
    DCR-VX1000

    The first DV video camera. With a 3-CCD pickup device, this high-end model provided advanced picture quality comparable to professional models. This device was the first in its class to feature a DV interface.

1996

  • DCR-PC7
    DCR-PC7

    New Passport Size digital video camera. This was the industry's smallest and lightest model and featured a 2.5-inch flexible LCD viewscreen.

2004

  • DCR-DVD201
    DCR-DVD201

    This model utilized 8cm-diameter DVD as the recording media. The device featured ease of operation unique to DVDs, including the convenience of viewing scenes on the user's DVD player immediately after shooting.

  • HDR-FX1
    HDR-FX1

    Digital video camcorder compatible with the HDV 1080i standard. This was the world's first* consumer-use digital video camcorder.
    (* as of Sept. 2004 based on Sony research)

2005

  • HDR-HC1
    HDR-HC1

    Put the power of digital HD in the hands of consumers and made recording a breeze. Offers the exceptional resolution of HD (1080i) and extremely compact thanks to the newly developed CMOS sensor.

2006

  • HDR-SR1
    HDR-SR1

    Digital HD Handycam conforming to the AVCHD standard. Records advanced-resolution HD content to hard disk drive.

2009

  • HDR-XR520V
    HDR-XR520V

    This model becomes the world's first camcorder with new back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor , GPS, and improved optical image stabilization

2010

  • NEX-VG10
    NEX-VG10

    World's first consumer interchangeable-lens HD camcorder

2011

  • HDR-TD10
    HDR-TD10

    3D Handycam® that makes it easy to capture crystal clear full hi-vision 3D video in addition to more traditional 2D footage.

  • HDR-PJ40V
    HDR-PJ40V

    Fit with a compact projector built into the LCD panel that enables the user to project images of approximately 60" from a throw distance of 3 meters, in dark rooms and other similar environments.

2012

  • HDR-PJ760V/CX720V
    HDR-PJ760V
    HDR-CX720V

    Sony's first camera to feature its revolutionary "Balanced Optical SteadyShot™," the world's first* floating lens unit image stabilization technology. This technology improves image stabilization performance across all types of videography, from wide-angle photography to telephotography. This camera also features a built-in projector, allowing users to project their videos on-the-go, on surfaces such as walls.
    * For video cameras capable of recording AVCHD full hi-vision video (as of January 1, 2012)

  • HDR-AS15
    HDR-AS15

    The Action Cam is a Full HD digital video camcorder that is wearable and attachable to objects such as bicycle handlebars, thereby making it possible to easily record hands-free while engaging in a wide range of outdoor activities. The camera captures images at stunning quality, enabling the user to vividly recreate every heartbeat and every thrilling moment.

2013

  • FDR-AX1
    FDR-AX1

    Sony's first 4K camcorder for consumer use. It enables video capture at 4K* resolution (at 60 fps), 4 times that of Full HD. This enhanced capability makes it possible for the user to record incredibly smooth, sharp video footage with no loss in realism, even when filming moving subjects in such scenarios as sporting contests.
    * QFHD: 3840 x 2160/59.94p

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