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Chronology - Cameras

Page history last edited by David Samways 6 years, 2 months ago

 

 

 

Most sources are from: http://www.tvcameramuseum.org/marconi/marconithumb.htm

 

     

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Chronology

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1948 Introduction of the Mk I Studio Camera (monochrome, 3" image orthicon)  
1950 Introduction of the Mk II Studio Camera (monochrome, 3" image orthicon)  
1953 Introduction of the Mk III Studio Camera (monochrome, 3" and 4½" image orthicon)  
1958 Introduction of the Mk IV Studio Camera (monochrome, 4½" image orthicon)  
1965 Introduction of the Mk V Studio Camera (monochrome, 4½" image orthicon)  
1965 Introduction of the Mk VII Studio Camera (colour, 4 x 30mm Plumbicons)  
1966 Introduction of the Mk VI Studio Camera (monochrome, 1 x 30mm Plumbicon)  
1970 Introduction of the Mk VIII Studio Camera (colour, 3 x 30mm Plumbicons). The Mk VIII camera was the first automatic line up camera saving studio time and personnel. It was also designed to be more sensitive than previous generation colour cameras so saving lighting and power costs.  
1974 Introduction of the Mk VIIIP Portable Camera (colour, 3 x 25mm Plumbicons) to meet the growing market for outside broadcasts such as sporting events where close-ups are required.  
1978 Introduction of the Mk IX Studio Camera (colour, 3 x 30mm Plumbicons). The Mk IX camera was a logical progression as Integrated Circuits, memory etc. had advanced and you get a smaller more efficient CCU end package.  
1978 Introduction of the Mk IXP Portable Camera (colour, 3 x 25mm Plumbicons)  
1985 Introduction of the Mk X Studio Camera (colour, 3 x 18mm Plumbicons)  
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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