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.


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."