|LabGuy's World: 1975 GBC CTC-5X
Single Tube Portable Color Camera
1975 GBC CTC-5X Single Tube Hand Held Color Camera
Vintage: 1975! One tube hand held color camera. The lens is an f1. 8, 15 mm - 9pm, 6 to 1 zoom. The camera head has attached a 1. 5 inch B/W CRT viewfinder. This camera head also has a detachable hand grip allowing it to be used on a tripod or hand held. The third photo is of the mating AC power supply unit. A similar DC power unit was also available. The camera must have one of those two units attached in order to operate. The pick up tube is a striped target vidicon using a frequency separation system to dissect color. Though this camera carries the GBC label, it is actually manufactured by Concord Electronics as their Model PCC-49. LabGuy's World also has one of the Concord versions and two of these GBC versions. The unit shown is fully functional and actually works rather well. It produces strong, accurate color, though it is not very sensitive and requires enormous amounts of light. Under the proper lighting conditions, I wouldn't hesitate to use this camera.
WANTED: Service and or Users manuals and or the other missing accessories for this camera.
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Last updated: January 06, 2005