Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

RCA Hawkeye HC-2 vintage camera

RCA Hawkeye HC-2 camera type MI-599500
Second generation multi-role camera with a choice of 'backs', shown above with the
HCA-1 MI-599550-A1 genlock adaptor.


There is some confusion over the model number of this particular camera, it is clearly numbered as "HC-1 MI-599500-" ? serial number 1154, but the catalog shows it as HC-2?


It's introduction was announced in the RCA "Broadcast News" number 173 page 32. available from


Picture Credit: Tom Murray, Retired Chief Engineer, Post Central Inc. , Thanks.