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GP-5U Tri-Electrode Single Tube Color Camera
1976 Hitachi GP-5U Tri-Electrode Single Tube Portable Color Camera
Vintage: 1976: Single tube portable color camera. Using a tri-electrode vidicon tube tube. This tube generates the red green and blue signals simutaneously. This greatly simplifies the design and decreases the weight and power consumpion. Just about 10 watts. It weighs about 8 pounds (17.6 kilos). For hend held shooting, avery stout handle is supplied. The operator holds the grip with the right hand and the lens with the left hand.
The viewfinder is a one and one half inch B/W CRT. There is also a small speaker for monitoring the audio. The volume control is couple to an input selecto switch you operate by pulling it out or pushing it in. This allows viewing the camera or the VTR playback for monitoring. [I mounted one of these viewfinders on my earliest camera back in 1983]. It must be very robust, because it is still working today!
This camera is currently untested. I recently received another, identical camera, but it was marketed as the Zenith KC-1000.
The PIN-OUT of the camrea connector is available on [THIS PAGE]. (Near the bottom)
NEEDED: Service literature for this camera.
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Last updated: January 06, 2005