IFA trade show at 50: From Einstein to Xbox
IFA , one of the oldest and largest consumer electronics exhibitions on the planet, has been through a lot
By Joe Doherty | IT World Canada | Published: 15:49, 06 September 10
The IFA has a storied past as well as notable celebrities and some "first" technology ever seen in Europe. From Einstein to Xbox, the IFA has shown it all. Some products, like the 3DTV, were ahead of their time. Others, like the MiniDisc... well, just never got off the ground.
VHS-C at IFA 1983
Germany's Telefunken shows off its first VHS-C camcorder at IFA 1983. VHS-C was introduced the previous year and was a more compact version of the popular VHS video cassette format. The image shows Josef A. Stoffels, then CEO of Telefunken, with a 30-minute VHS-C cassette. The camera weighed 1.9 kilograms.