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WV-3320 Hand Held Color Camera
1976 Panasonic WV-3320 Single Tube Hand Held Color Camera
Vintage: 1975! One tube, two piece hand held color camera. The lens is an f 1. 8, 12. 8mm - 75 mm, 6 to 1 zoom, but is not the original lens for this camera. A socket is visible where a more sophisticated electronic lens used to be plugged in. The camera head has a built in 1. 5 inch B/W CRT viewfinder. This camera head has a permanently hand grip with a standard mount allowing it to be used on a tripod or hand held. There is a detachable wrist strap which prevents the operator from dropping the camera when being used hand held. The third photo is of the mating CCU (Camera Control Unit). The camera must have one of these units attached in order to operate. The pick up tube is a striped target vidicon using a frequency separation system to dissect color. Various lighting conditions and manual color balance can be accommodated with simple controls on the CCU. The unit shown is fully functional and actually works rather well. It produces accurate color and it is moderately sensitive.
WANTED: Service and or Users manuals and or the other missing accessories for this camera.
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Last updated: January 06, 2005