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Sony PDWF-800

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Sony PDWF-800

$49.95
Sony PDWF-800
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A sensationally cheap and fully featured 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 2/3" optical sensor size video camera
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2" 4.3kg No Jul 2013
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Sony PDWF-800 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony PDWF-800 number 54 across all camcorders.
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Larger than average optical sensor size
Ethernet interface
Image inverter
1080i / 720p support for HD 422 and 420
7 years "powertrain" warranty for XDCAM laser block
DL & SL disc recording
HD422 50mbps
I.LINK interface
Pool-feed input (hd/sd-sdi and composite) option
Larger than average display diagonal
Dual hd/sd-sdi outputs and composite/hd-y output
Compact and lightweight at 9 lb 4 oz
High-quality four-channel audio recording
Slow & quick motion
24P format for hd422/420(1080i) and SD formats (dvcam, MPEG imx) are supported as standard
Full HD
Has a microphone in
Focus assist

Sony PDWF-800 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Sensationally Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $49.95 it is cheaper than 96% of video cameras.

Features

Very Heavy

The weight of the Sony PDWF-800 of 4.3kg is in the heaviest 1% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The Sony PDWF-800's optical sensor size of 0.667" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 11% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The PDWF-800 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike 69% of camcorders which have an image stabilizer.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The PDWF-800's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 14% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Video Recording Time

The PDWF-800's video recording time of 2h is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 37% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The PDWF-800 has a microphone in. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PDWF-800 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PDWF-800 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Sony PDWF-800

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