EMI 203 camera Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera
Home > Manufacturers > CEI Camera model List >
Go to list of Camera Manafacturers
Go to camera parts info
go to photo album pages
Go to the Collection pages
Discription of camera conservation projects
Go to the library page
go to downloads page
Links page 
Go to frequntly asked questions
wanted list
terms of use document

CEI Camera Model List

(Commercial Electronics Incorporated)

Model Number Comments Date(1) Description & technology
270   1970 Studio colour, uses 3 x Westinghouse WL-31683 SEC low light vidicon tubes. Cost was $35,000 in 1970. Ref:- "Color TV with Available Light", Broadcast Management & Engineering, May 1970 page 26.
270 (E) Hi sensitivity ~1971 Studio colour
280   ~1972 Studio colour, budget
287   ~1972 Studio colour, budget
290   ~1975 Portable colour, backpack
310   ~1979 Portable colour, electronics pack
330   ~1979 Portable colour, electronics pack
340   ~1979 ENG colour, with VTR adaptor
Americam   ~1980 Studio colour, based on 300 series
Foton   1982 Studio colour, 25mm tubes, micro,

(1) Notes: Dates are tricky!, do you take the design date or the date entered service? It's all a bit vague.
"I.O." is the abbreviation for Image Orthicon, a large camera tube in 3 inch and 4.5 inch sizes.
"Plumbicon" is a registered trade mark of Philips, as well as being a Lead Oxide camera tube!

[Top ] [Home]