Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Preserved LDK5 cameras:-

2 at TVcameramuseum, one BBC OB's (sr.No. 020105) and one Thames OB's

3 at Golden Age TV recreations. at least one is ex Thames OB's
4 possibly as part of the BBC Type 5 OB van UK based.

1 type NC 3922 406 15011 sr.No. 000126, owner Mark Ramsey
2 more are known to be in private collections in the UK.
1 see the LPU site in the UK.
1 in Holland at Marcels TV Museum.
2 in New Zealand owner "XDCAM"

1 sr. No. 020083, in private collection in Surrey, UK.


Roger Neal, of BBC Outside Broadcasts, says that there was some resistance/reluctance to accept the LDK5 and the new way of registration with most of the controls at the camera.

Page 01 Philips LDK5 Television Camera
Page 02 Philips LDK5 Television Camera
Page 03Philips LDK5 Television Camera
Page 04Philips LDK5 Television Camera
Page 05Philips LDK5 Television Camera
Page 06Philips LDK5 Television Camera top View
Page 07Right side cover open
Page 08Left side cover open
Page 09Rear cover open
Page 10Viewfinder, BBC OB's version
Page 11Deflection & optical block
Page 12Deflection & optical block and prismatic beam splitter
Page 13Deflection yoke
Page 14Schneider Lens
Page 15Lens mounting arrangements
Page 16Base station, reception and PSU units.
Page 17 Base station surveillance unit.
Page 18 base station, in portable case units.
Page 19 LDK5 spares case.
Page 20 Philips LDK5 additional optical filters
Page 21 BBC Colour Balance panel PA6/99B.
Page 22 Link type 182 Operation Control Panel for use with the LDK5.
Page 23 Optical filters in top of camera.
Page 24 NZBC LDK 5 TV Camera side view
Page 25 NZBC LDK 5 TV front view
Page 26 NZBC LDK 5 TV Camera rear view

Philips : LDK5 (A) Brochure 1971
Philips : LDK5 (B) Brochure 1981


DataSheet : LDK5

Detailed description of LDK5 attributed to BBC senior engineer A. Hudson

Poster for camera exhibition : LDK5B
"A colour camera with digital control", Mike Cosgrove, RTS Journal March/April 1975