Sony Betamovie BMC-110: Test Footage

FatCatVG
FatCatVG
Dec 08, 2019
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Sony's very first Betamax camcorder! This little gem was manufactured in 1984 (released in 1983), and was Sony's introduction to the home video recording market. This camcorder, while being revolutionary, had some MAJOR shortcomings that contributed to Betamax's decline and, ultimately, its failure.

This camera's biggest flaw is that it does not have the ability to play back video tapes. That means you NEED a VCR to be able to play back tapes, and Betamax VCRs are known for being broken constantly. On top of that, the viewfinder is unable to articulate, so any angle that's lower than bending down is going to result in some kind of awkward yoga-ish position to make sure you're getting your shot. Not to mention, the shot might look a little different, since the viewfinder is optical. You don't get a very accurate representation of the video quality.

I bought this camera for $30 at a thrift store, and it came with some batteries (all of which were dead) and two video tapes!
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WildAnimalsAndMore (1 month ago)
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I am glad you are back.
FatCatVG (1 month ago)
OrBuLon (1 month ago)
OrBuLon
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i own the same camera
FatCatVG (1 month ago)
FatCatVG
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@OrBuLon Hopefully you've got a VCR to run the tapes in!
WufuDufu (1 month ago)
WufuDufu
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This is so beautiful omg my mouth is wateringggg
FatCatVG (1 month ago)
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@WufuDufu Love the look of the old tape cameras!
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Date: Dec 08, 2019 Views: 41 Ratings: 6
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