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Cameras & Video Recording

When I was little I was fascinated with Polaroid photos- how did my face magically appear on those little squares of paper And what made the cube flash go around on my mother’s Kodak? In the 80s you waited an eternity for your photos to pop up in the mail- there was no getting photos while you shopped, printing out photos or saving them anywhere other than a shoebox. Goodness help you if the camera door didn’t shut all the way or got jiggled open- your whole role was exposed and there went the vacation memories. When camcorders came on the scene it was then possible to watch home movies on your own TV as opposed to projecting them onto a screen or wall. And the culture of me-obsession was born. There were a lot of technologies now perfected in recording still and moving images that got their start in the 82s. Take a look:

Disposable Cameras – 1986
Camcorders – 1983
Colour camcorders
Betamax format
VHS format
Video Cassette Recorders (VCR)
Laserdisc players
Slide projectors
Home movie projectors
Polaroid Cameras
Mamiya ZE 35m camera
Fujica AX1 camera
Pentax ME-F camera
Sony Mavica Electronic Camera
Hitachi VK-C1000
Scanners
Nikon FM2
Kodac Disc Cameras
Minolta Disc-5 camera
Anesco Focus Free camera
Kodak Partytime II Kodamatic Instant Camera
Vestron VHS courtesy czar7474

Kodak Kodamatic 960 camera
Kodak 980L camera
Kodak Partystar Kodamatic camera
Nimslo 3D camera
Sony BMC 100 110 camera
Sanyo Betamovie videocameras
Pentax Neva still viewer
Fisher Cam 500 videocamera
Kodak Olympic courtesy tracy80sgirl

Canon RC701 colour still camera
Megavision digital still camera
JVC GR-C1 videocamera
Konica VC-301 videocamera
Canon CI-10 colour videocamera
Sony CCD V8 videorecorder
Fuji Es-1 still videocamera
Canon RC-1 still videocamera
Canon RC-602 mirror system camera
Tessera by MegaVision
Digi-View by Newtek
Sony Mavica, ProMavika
Casio VS-101 still videocamera
ImageWare Systems imaging photo booths
Kodak Electro-optic digital camera
Kodak Still Video System -multidisc recorder, CCD camera, printer
Megaplus by Kodak / Videk
Konika KC-400 still videocamera
Kyocera Samurai SLR cameras
Minolta Maximum 35 mm
Olympus V100 still videocamera
Panasonic Photovision still videocamera
Canon RC-470 still videocamera
Canon Xapshot
Canon Q-Pik
Canon Ion
Fuji Card camera
JPEG and MPEG formats developed
Kodak Tactical Digital camera
Kodak Prism XLC Electronic Previewing System
Digital Darkroom software for Mactintosh
Nikon QV-1000C SLR monochromatic still videocamera
Polaroid HIRES still videocamera / printer
Polaroid Cool Cam
Sony Sports Handycam
Konica Kanpai voice activated camera
Color Studio 1.0 for Macintosh
Kodak Hawkeye II Integrated Imaging Accessory digital camera
Sanyo Stillvision
Sony Digital Image Handler
Olympus OM-1 35mm
Canon EOS 650 automatic camera
Pentac LX manual camera
Nikon F4 electronic camera
Canon A1 SLR
Kodak launches disk photography
Kodak Ektaprint Electronic Publishing System – KEEPS
Kodak FLING camera
Kodak Funsaver disposable camera

Sources:
Digicam History
Web Designer Depot
TimeToast
Kodak history