Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

The EMI Super Emitron TV camera inside view

The EMI Super Emitron TV camera inside view
This is the camera with the cover removed. The tube can be seen with the neck offset towards the side. The amount of rotation was adjustable to compensate for the rotation of the picture in the Image section of the tube, this varied as the electron image was brought into focus on the target mosaic.

The Super Emitron had an Image Section in front of the target and this meant that the image from the lens was formed on this smaller photo target which was much nearer the lens thus removing many of the constraints suffered by the standard Emitron lenses. Additionally it was some 10 times more sensitive enabling the use of telephoto lenses in poor light conditions.