Video Development Timeline

Events

Eadward Muybridge Photographic Experiment

1882

The Horse in Motion

The "Kodak" camera was developed by George Eastman

1888

Thomas Edison invented "kinetograph"

1891

Reflex cameras rise in popularity

1920 - 1930

Polaroid camera was introduced to market

1948

Television as mass medium

1950

Sony marketed "Portapak"

1965

First portable video recording equipment

First publication of the journal "Radical Software"; Sony introduces 3/4" videocassette

1970

Panasonic, JVC, and other non-japanese company follows

Steven Sasson of Kodak invented the first digital camera

1975

Sony introduces 1/2" videocassette

1975



SL-7300 & SL-6300 (Betamax)
Followed by other companies i.e. JVC etc..

Wide availability of VHS recording equipment

1980

VHS - Video Home System

JVC & Sony announced Camera / recorder or "camcorder"

1982

Subsequent release of video cameras

1985 - 1995




Kodak launched first commercially available Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera

1991

Panasonic and Sony brought out the first Digital Video camcorders

1995


DCR-PC7

Subsequent release of Digital video cameras including DSLR

1996 - 2017






Woodman Labs ( later known as GoPro) introduce the first commercially available action camera

2004

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