Happy Birthday Sony

by Sony Pro Team 05/07/2013, in 4K, Digital Cinema, Education, Medical, Monitors, NAB, Pro Audio, Projectors, Sony Professional, Super35, XDCAM

written by Doug Heavener | Community Manager, Customer Experience Center (CEC)

Happy Birthday Sony!   Yes, it all began on May 7th, 1946.  Wow, 67 years ago!  That’s a long time!  Just think about all the really cool, exciting and innovative products, for consumers and for professionals that Sony has created over the past 67 years.

Does anyone remember the first product Sony ever made?  Nope…..it wasn’t the Walkman®!

Rice Cooker

Hmmmm…… I bet you wouldn’t have guessed a rice cooker.   But yes, Sony’s first product was an electronic rice cooker.

Sony has made many leaps and bounds as a leader in the electronics industry over the past 67 years.  So, join me on a stroll down memory lane of some of my favorite Sony products.

Sony’s first electronics product: the TR-55 Transistor Radio in 1955!

Transistor Radio

1960’s

TV5-303 Television

1970’s

EL-5 Home AudioSL-J7 Video Recorder

1980’s

WM-2 Personal AudioMy First Sony Personal AudioCCD-V8 Video CameraD-50 Personal Audio

In 1981, Sony demonstrated the world’s first High Definition Video System for TV and motion picture production.

1990’s

MZ-E30 Personal AudioSCPH-1000 PlayStationPCG-505 Personal ComputerDSC-F1 Digital Still Camera

2000

KL-50DX700 TelevisionBDZ-V9 Blu-ray Disc RecorderDSLR-A100 Digital SLR CameraERS-110 Entertainment Robot

2005

The first 4K projector designed for commercial movie theaters.

SRX-R110 SXRD 4K Projector

2011

The F65 motion picture with an 8K image sensor.

F65 Digital Motion Picture Camera

And today…………

Xperia Tablet
Xperia™ Tablet
4K Ultra HD TV
Sony 4K Ultra HD TV
F55 and F5 CineAlta 4K PMW Series HD Camcorders
F55 and F5 4K Cameras

I hope you have enjoyed the stroll down memory lane as much as I did!

It’s amazing how much the technology in electronics has changed over the past 67 years, wouldn’t you agree?

So why not wish Sony a Happy Birthday yourself by sharing a photo or 2 of your favorite Sony products!

Happy Birthday Sony!

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