Sony HandyCam8

If I didn’t already feel old, now I definitely do.  Today, Sony is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Handycam camcorder.  It was the first Video8 camcorder, which replaced the failed Betamax format and was, and still is a great catch all name for the palm sized device.

The Video8 Handycam weighed just over 2lbs and included 3 focus settings, two white balance options and could record only – there was no playback option.

Over the years the Handycam continued to evolve, but looking back Sony truly set the benchmark for portability.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."