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Sony PDWF-800
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Sony PDWF-800 Camcorder

4.3kg CCD Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Interchangeable Lens Release Date
The PDW-F800 camcorder is the newest member of the XDCAM family. It offers multi-format recording flexibility as standard - including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode. It is... More
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Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Camcorders built by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just camcorders) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PDWF-800 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PDWF-800 is Full HD, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PDWF-800 which are not Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the PDWF-800, the Sony PDWF-800 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

The PDWF-800 has a better video mode than most video cameras of this age and type. This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, whereas most video cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 720p video mode.

A 1080p video mode is actually the best video mode amongst all camcorders that are a similar age to the PDWF-800.

A 720p video mode is the worst video mode amongst similar types of camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PDWF-800 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The best video resolution of all camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PDWF-800 is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony PDWF-800 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the PDWF-800 does not have an HDMI port.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony PDWF-800 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the PDWF-800, the Sony PDWF-800 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony PDWF-800 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the PDWF-800, the PDWF-800 is not 3D compatible.

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Very Heavy

Across all the camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the PDWF-800 the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg. The Sony PDWF-800 is one of the heaviest video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PDWF-800 (4.3 kilograms) amongst camcorders of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PDWF-800

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camcorder was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3.5 inches, the Sony PDWF-800 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 2 hours, the Sony PDWF-800 has a pretty typical video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the PDWF-800.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

Sony PDW-F800 with Canon 7.6-130mm HD ENG zoom with 2x extender (HJ17ex7.6B).Photo by D.W. Leitner Take a top-shelf 2/3in. Sony CineAlta HDW-F900R ($69,900 list, no viewfinder), swap its HDCAM... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers CBKZUPG01

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