Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Marconi MkVIII Television Camera

Marconi MkIX Television Camera type B3265

This camera, the Marconi MkIX, a 3 tube colour camera was shown at NAB in 1978.


It has many advanced features:-

Automatic line-up with internal diascope

Automatic colour balance from external white card

Camera cable to 3000ft.

Printed scanning coils

Factory matched optics

Choice of easily changed lenses

minimised red & blue images to reduce colour lag


The Marconi MkIXB was announced in 1981. This consolidated the improvements and introduced the option of Microprocessor controlled Auto Registration.


The Camera pictured is an early "B" serial number 333. The blue stripe around the top cover indicated the camera is a "B".