Notes: Panasonic pk-700 color video camera (1980)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jamus, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. jamus

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    I bought this video camera at a junk shop awhile ago. It is the type of camera that uses a tube instead of a ccd. To my dismay, when I plugged it into my television, the vision was very blurry, hardly a picture at all. I never did get it working.

    Today I did a tear-down in search of components. I discovered something interesting. Directly behind the lens, There is a piece of material that has seemingly degraded and become hazy.

    So if anyone buys a similar camera and experiences picture problems, It may be just a matter of removing the lens and then cleaning or removing this part. However, keep in mind that it is a very difficult tear-down and it will be hard to piece back together.
  2. merilander

    New Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    Hi there,jamus!
    I now this is a long shot, with more than three years between your post and my question...but I have to ask
    I just bought the exact same camera model with the exact same problem, although I'm not able to remove the lens to access the prism (or whatever) behind it...
    I cant find screws or a mechnism to release it
    Could you please help me?