Ad: How far away is the pocket-size TV camera? (Nov, 1956)

CREATING A NEW WORLD WITH ELECTRONICS
How far away is the pocket-size TV camera?

Samples were used at the last political conventions.
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2 comments
  1. Anne says: April 9, 200810:48 am

    It’s kind of funny how in this era of miniaturization that TV cameras haven’t gotten that much smaller in the past 20-30 or so years (that I’m aware of). Lighter, maybe, for easier carrying, but they’re nowhere near as small as the camera that man’s holding. Not counting the backpack, I’m sure that news cameras COULD be made that small. But it’s probably not very ‘practical’ as far as being able to stabilize the picture and being able to direct it towards the action.

    On the other hand, we do have camcorders that are every bit as small as that, and even smaller. So, hey, there’s some progress!

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