Sony 1984
Betamax SL-F30

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SL-F30 red
Red SL-F30

SL-F30 white
White SL-F30

SL-F30 Operating instructions and remote
Operating instructions and remote

SL-F30 timer controls
Timer controls

The most distinguishable feature of this machine is its height. At only 8 cm it's one of the slimmest Betamax machines. In order to get this height, the individual channel selection buttons have been sacrificed in favour of up and down buttons. Another nice feature is the transparent hole in the lid to allow viewing of the video cassette.

The SL-F30 came in four colours: gray, red, white and silver.

Tape Counter

The tape counter on this unit can be read as a real time counter, see how.

Features include:

  • Wireless full function remote control
  • 80mm ultra slim line design
  • Picture search/skip scan
  • 6 auto functions
  • Quick timer
  • PAL/SECAM support

Many thanks to Stuart Bellfield, Sebastian Balzer and Noel Higgins for providing the images