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  There are different types of modern camera tubes, here is an overview
  of tube names. Today some types are still used in medical equipment.
 
  PLUMBICON
  Plumbicon is a  registered trademark of Philips.
  Mostly used in broadcast camera applications.
  These tubes have low output, but a high signal-to-noise ratio.
  surface: PbO lead oxide
 
  VIDICON
  Vidicon was the first most common type of cameratube
  for consumer use.
  surface: Sb2S3 antimony trisulfide
   
  NEWVICON
  Newvicon is a registered trademark of Matsushita.
  The Newvicon tubes were characterized by high light sensitivity.
  surface: ZnSe, ZnCdTe zinc selenide, zinc cadmium telluride
         
  SATICON
  Saticon is a registered trademark of Hitachi also produced by Thomson.
  surface: SeAsTe selenium arsenic tellurium

  TRINICON   
  Trinicon is a registered trademark of Sony.
  This tube used a special vertical color stripe filter.
 
  PASECON
  Pasecon is a registered trademark of Heimann.
  surface: CdSe cadmium selenide
 
  CHALNICON
  Same as pasecon when made by Hamamatsu.

  RESISTRON
  Resistron is a registered trademark of Heimann. 
  This tube is a vidicon type tube.

  PRIMICON
  Premicon is a registered trademark of Thomson.

  X-CON is a registered trademark of Teltron.
  X-con tubes use the same photo-conductor as the Newvicon.
2/3" Hitachi 20PE20
2/3" Matsushita S4130
2/3" Hitachi HS253
2/3" Toshiba 8844
2/3" Sony Saticon CT-2332
2/3" Philips XQ 1272
1" Thomson TH9801
             Collection of different camera tubes.
With the introduction of the small Vidicon tube, the consumer market was a new target for the industry.
At the end of the 1970s you could buy your own home videocamera !
1" Philips XQ1053
1" PTW Resistron E5155
1" Matushita S4089P
RCA 6914 Image intensifier tube.
Used in IR army night vision equipment.
RCA 4859 Photomultiplier tube.
This is not a camera tube but it's a nice
one, used in optical spectrometry.
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