Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Marconi B3200 colour television camera

Marconi B3200 colour television camera

(early camera brochures had the BD848 number from the previous model)
This is the third and last of Marconi's Image Orthicon cameras. It was a really big camera with three 3 inch Image Orthicon tubes in it.
There is an announcement in Practical Television June 1962, stating that the Marconi BD848 made it's first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Chicago.

Soon after this camera was introduced Philips announced the invention of the Plumbicon tube and Marconi went on to make the MkVII 4 tube colour camera.

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