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The Sony BMC100P
Betamax Camcorder 1983/1984. The Sony Betamovie Camcorder in original case.
The world's first camcorders were of the Betamax format and were labeled "Betamovie".
See below for more information on "Betamovie"
The JVC GR-C1.
1984. The 1st VHS C camcorder.
THIS WAS VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 100 GADGETS OF ALL TIME AND IS THE SAME MODEL
THAT WAS USED IN ONE OF THE 80S MOST FAMOUS FILMS BY MARTY MCFLY IN
"BACK TO THE FUTURE", STARRING MICHAEL J FOX.
A JVC GR-C7 is below.
The JVC GR-C7
early VHSC camcorder in original case. 1986. There is a temporary picture above
but much better pictures will be added soon.
In 1986 it is the world's smallest and lightest VHS-C video camcorder.
Also in the museum,
1988. Amstrad Fidelity Videomatic VMC 100.
Amstrad's 1st VHSC camcorder - cheapest camcorder available.
Sony's Betamax video uses 1/2 inch home video cassettes. Betamax video recorders
were also sold by Toshiba, Pioneer, Aiwa and NEC, Zenith Electronics, and WEGA
The Betamax format was most popular in 1983, gaining almost a third of the UK video
recorder market. Sanyo celebrated the VTC5000 as the top selling UK video recorder.
However, by 1985 the market had turned sharply towards VHS.
The world's first camcorders were of the Betamax format and were labeled "Betamovie."
Making a donation.
The Rewind Museum is a non-profit making endeavor. The web site and the touring exhibitions are run on
a voluntary basis. Donations, not money,
just old items you no longer want, are always welcome.
If you have something that you think would be of interest, please contact us with the details.
We can send in a courier to pick them up. (Even an international courier). Thank you.