camera tube

noun Television.
a cathode-ray tube that converts an optical image projected on its light-sensitive receptor surface into an electrical signal by a scanning process: used in television cameras.
Also called pickup tube.
Compare image tube.
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camera tube
 
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image orthicon vidicon Plumbicon See also iconoscope the part of a television camera that converts an optical image into an electrical signal

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But he was the one who made the image dissector camera tube that put the first images on a television screen.
Sections were mounted in buffer under a cover slip and viewed on a video monitor with a lox objective and a lox camera tube.
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