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Vidicon Portapack Camera
1970 Sony AVC-3400 Vidicon Portapack Camera
The AVC-3400 was Sony's first Video Rover II camera. It weighed 7 pounds, runs on 12 volts DC, supplied by either the portapack VTR or by an AC powered camera adapter (CMA-4. Photo coming soon!). It uses a 2/3 inch vidicon tube to pick up the image and convert it to a standard black and white video signal. Optics consist of an f-1.8, 6:1 (12.5mm to 75mm) zoom lens. All lens functions, f-stop, zoom and focus, are manual. This kept the operator very busy most of the time! The live or played back image is viewed on an internal 1-1/2 inch black and white CRT viewfinder. The viewfinder has a magnifier lens to make viewing the small picture tube easier.
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