Sony High Definition HDC-100 HD camera head, 1988

Made:
1988
maker:
Sony

HDC-100 HD camera head, manufactured by Sony, 1988. High Definition Video System, Serial no 10703. Number '2' painted on front of camera body above lens turret. Fitted with Nikon R& lens (1997-5291/5). Part of Sony High Definition camera chain, 1988.

In the 1980s, the Japanese broadcaster NHK introduced the world's first HD television system and it was used to broadcast the 1984 Olympics. The experiments didn't last long but NHK and Sony are still HD sports broadcasting pioneers.

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Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
1997-5291/1
Materials:
aluminium alloy, elecronic components, glass, plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), steel (metal)
Measurements:
camera body only: 370 mm x 315 mm x 390 mm,
baseplate: 12 mm x 180 mm x 510 mm,
overall (including lens): 19.98 kg
type:
television camera
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Sony Broadcast and Professional (Europe)
status:
Permanent collection

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