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Over the years, Sony has released three different categories of consumer models, the elite, the budget and the portable ranges. The following table shows the chronology of these three ranges and how the relate to each other.

Sony also produced a range of industrial machines aimed at the duplication end of the market. These tended to be heavier duty but did not have so many features. These are not included here.

The Elite The Budget Range The Portables







SL8000
1978











SL8080
1978









SLC7
1979

SLC5
1978

SL3000
1980




SLC6I
1982




SLC9
1983






SLC6II
1982






SLF1
1982
SL-HF100
1984
SL-C20
1983
SL-C30
1983
SL-C40
1983
BMC100
1983
SL-F90
1984

SL-F30
1984

BMC200
1983
SL-HF950
1985

SL-F25
1986

BMC500
1985

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