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Sony PDWF-800
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Sony PDWF-800 Camcorder

4.3kg CCD 3.5" Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Interchangeable Lens Display Diagonal 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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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony video cameras have good reviews on average and across all camcorders Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PDWF-800 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Full HD

The PDWF-800 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PDWF-800 are not Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PDWF-800, the Sony PDWF-800 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony PDWF-800 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The best video resolution of all video cameras that are a similar age to the PDWF-800 is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PDWF-800, the PDWF-800 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Sony PDWF-800 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PDWF-800 also do not have an HDMI port.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony PDWF-800 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PDWF-800 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PDWF-800 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the PDWF-800 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the PDWF-800 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PDWF-800 is 880g, and the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg. The PDWF-800 is very heavy (4.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PDWF-800.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PDWF-800

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the PDWF-800.

Average Screen Size

At 3.5 inches, the PDWF-800 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PDWF-800.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 2 hours, the PDWF-800 has a pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Camcorder Tape Type
Camcorder Media Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Battery
Video Recording Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
AC Adapter Frequency

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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