|LabGuy's World: 1984 Sharp QC-54
Single Tube Color Camera
1984 Sharp QC-54 Single Tube Color Camera
Vintage: 1984 Single tube color camera. The lens is an f 1. 9, 10 mm to 30 mm 3:1 zoom type with an optical, "through the lens", viewfinder. The 3:1 zoom range is very ungratifying and virtually pointless. The viewfinder has a diopter which allows adjusting the focus to your eye, similar to the way that binoculars work. The camera tube is mounted vertically in the hand grip and is coupled to the rest of the optics by a "one way" mirror also known as a beam splitter prism. The imager tube in this camera is a 2/3 inch Newvicon. There are two manual controls on the side of the camera, visible in the second photo. The first is for manual zoom control for the lens and the second is color temperature control. This camera has a six foot long cable that plugged into a separate VTR or power pack with a 10 pin connector. Color is (probably) dissected by a striped filter over the Newvicon photo target using a frequency separation method. This item is in extremely fine condition and produces a high quality image. In addtion to all the features just mentioned, there is a (removable) microphone and the customary VTR start / stop trigger swithch on the front of the unit. I have no other information on this camera at this time.
WANTED: Service and or Users manuals for this camera.
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