|LabGuy's World: 1966 Panasonic
WV-033P Vidicon Camera
1966 Panasonic WV-033P Vidicon Camera
This is a mid 1960s general purpose surveillance vidicon camera. It uses a 1" vidicon tube and all solid state circuitry. This camera has a unique gimmick, the WV-941, snap on, optical viewfinder. It is a simple peep sight that snaps onto the ventilation slots on the top of the WV-033P camera. This viewfinder is optimized to work with a standard 25 mm lens mounted on the camera. The whole combo is stored in a very nice attaché type case (not shown). The last photo shows the inventory label pasted inside the lid of the case. This system is a very clever, quick to market, "home video" camera intended to be used with the early Panasonic Tape-A-Vision reel to reel VTRs of the mid 60s. Un fortunately, LabGuy's World did not receive the matching microphone with this system. Anyone out there know the model number and possible location of this mic?
NEEDED: Service manual.
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Last updated: January 06, 2005