Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Marconi MkVIII Television Camera

Marconi MkVIII Television Camera type B3215

This camera, the Marconi MkVIII, a 3 tube colour camera was first shown at IBC in 1970.


It has many advanced features:-

Automatic line-up with internal diascope

Automatic colour balance from external white card

Full auto test systems

Camera cable to 3000ft.

Printed scanning coils

Factory matched optics

Dynamic centering from picture content

Choice of easily changed lenses

minimised red & blue images to reduce colour lag


The Marconi MkVIIIB was announced in 1973. This incorporated many improvements and made provision for tube developments.