Sony 1983
Betamax BMC-100


The BMC-100P was the first video camera with video recording capability. Something we now call a camcorder. It was a revolutionary one-piece design combining a 1/2" SMF Trinicon tube camera and a compact Betamax recorder into a single hand-held unit.

The unit weighed under 2.5kg and was able to record onto all Betamax tapes giving it a maximum recording time of 3 hours and 35 minutes with an L-830 cassette.