The conversion of a commercial television camera to an intensified field acquisition device for astronomy is described. Camera selection was made using good sensitivity for acquiring faint fields, low initial cost, and compatibility with other systems as selectron criteria. The RCA TC1005/SO1 camera and 4849 intensified silicon intensified target tube (ISIT) were selected because of their off-the-shelf availability, electronics technology, and mechanical stability, ruggedness and ease of operation. There are five of these cameras in use for field acquisition at the Kitt Peak National Observatory telescopes and they accumulated up to over 3000 hours of use without loss of telescope observing time. It is concluded that the acquisition television camera will be used for real-time field acquisition and manual guiding at nearly all KPNO telescopes because of its reliability. The field reduction optics produce the same size picture as larger-format units and with nearly the same sensitivity, but its simpler operation, easy maintenance and long life contribute to the overall cost savings.