Sony PDW-F800

Sony PDW-F800

XDCAM HD Camcorder

AG-DVX200 | AJ-PX270 | AJ-PX230 | NEX-FS700RH | PXW-Z150 | PMW-300 | HC-X1000 | PXW-X160 | PXW-X180 | Samurai Blade | Ninja Blade | HXR-NX3 | HXR-NX5R | Shogun 4K | Odyssey 7Q+ | Contact

  Home > Sony > XDCAM > PDW-F800

Question & Answers 

 Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM HD Camcorder

Sony PDW-F800
Product code : PDWF800


Sony PDW-F800

The PDW-F800 offers multi-format recording flexibility as standard - including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode. The PDW-F800 camcorder builds on the features of the PDW-F800 camcorder. Enhanced functions, such as Slow & Quick Motion (over-crank and under-crank recording), make the PDW-F800 ideal for cinema and TV drama productions, natural history, documentary, sport as well as ENG applications.
 

Recommended Microphone


Sennheiser ME66+K6

ME 66 Short gun Microphone Head + K6 Powering Module for Batter/Phantom Powering

 

 
 Features


2/3-inch-type Three HD Power HAD FX CCDs

The PDW-F800 is equipped with three 2/3-inch type 2.2-megapixel HD CCDs, which are also used in the well-proven HDC-1500 Sony Multi-format HD Camera. Based on Sony Power HAD FX sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, this CCD offers a high sensitivity of F12 at 50Hz and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 59dB with NS.

In addition to this performance, a wide variety of capturing modes including 1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/25P and 1080/29.97P are available.
 

14-bit A/D Conversion
 

The PDW-F800 incorporates a high-performance 14-bit A/D converter that enables images captured by the high-performance CCDs to be processed with maximum precision. In particular, this high-resolution A/D conversion allows the gradation in mid-to-dark-tone areas of the picture to be faithfully reproduced. Thanks to the 14-bit A/D converter, pre-knee signal compression in highlighted areas can be eliminated, and the camera can clearly reproduce a high-luminance subject at a 600% dynamic range.
 

State-of-the-art DSP LSI
 

The newly developed DSP (Digital Signal Processing) LSI is the heart of the image-processing device for the PDW-F800 camcorder. In conjunction with the 14-bit A/D converter, it reproduces images captured by the CCD at maximum quality. In addition, white balance, white shading, and flare are digitally corrected, allowing for stable image correction. What’s more, the PDW-F800 provides a NS (Noise Suppression) mode to reduce high-frequency noise elements in a video signal using Sony’s advanced digital processing technology.
 

High-quality 24-bit Audio Recording
 

The PDW-F800 records uncompressed four-channel, 24-bit audio. It is also equipped with a range of audio interfaces.
 

Supported Recording Formats – HD/SD and Interlace/Progressive
 

One of the big appeals of the PDW-F800 is its highly flexible multi-format recording capability. Users can select a recording format from HD (MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD) and SD (MPEG IMX and DVCAM), 59.94i/50i interlace mode, or 29.97P*/25P progressive mode.
 

Well-balanced Compact Body
 

The PDW-F800 is designed to be very compact and ergonomically well balanced, providing a high level of mobility and comfort in various shooting situations. It weighs only 6.0 kg (13 lb 4 oz) including the HDVF-20A viewfinder, the ECM-680S microphone, the PFD50DLA disc and the BP-GL95 battery pack.
 

Cross-conversion Capability
 

With the optional HVBK-1520 Format Converter Board installed, the HVR-1500A has a cross-conversion capability that allows 1080i recordings to be converted to 720P signals, as well as 720/30P (29.97 frames/s) recordings to be converted to 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s) signals.

These signals are output* from the HD-SDI interface. This allows source footage and assets in different HDV formats to be integrated into the same HD editing system.

* There may be a delay of one frame in outputting cross-converted signals from the HD-SDI interface.
 

Viewfinders
 

Two types of optional viewfinders are available for users: the HDVF-20A and HDVF-200 2.0-inch monochrome viewfinders and the HDVF-C30WR 3.5-inch colour viewfinder.
 

Wide Choice of Optional Microphones
 

The PDW-F800 is compatible with a variety of microphones. It is equipped with a slot to accommodate the DWR-S01D digital wireless microphone receiver, which provides two-channel audio with stable and secure transmission tolerant to interference waves. The WRR-855 series microphone receiver can also be used within this slot. Shotgun-type microphones, ECM680S/678/674, are also available as options.


3.5-inch* LCD
 

A large, easy-to-view, color LCD screen on the PDW-F800 camcorder’s side panel enables operators to instantly review recorded footage, as well as access the camera’s set-up menus and view status indications such as four-channel audio meters, and the remaining time available on the disc and battery. It also enables advanced operations such as Thumbnail Search and Scene Selection.

*Viewable area, measured diagonally.
 

Slow Shutter
 

The shutter speed of the PDW-F800 is selectable down to a 16-frame period (in 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8- and 16-frame periods). During such a long frame period, electrical charges accumulate on the CCDs which dramatically increases sensitivity. This helps camera operators to shoot in extremely dark environments. The Slow Shutter function also allows operators to use shutter speeds longer than the frame rate and to intentionally blur images when shooting a moving object, for increased shooting creativity.
 

Interval Recording
 

The PDW-F800 offers an Interval Recording function which intermittently records signals at pre-determined intervals. This is convenient for shooting over long periods of time, and also when creating pictures with special effects of extremely quick motion.
 

Picture Cache Recording
 

The PDW-F800 offers a Picture Cache Recording function that is especially useful during ENG applications. Up to 30 seconds of audio and video signals are buffered into the camcorder’s memory before the Rec button is even pressed (when in Standby mode). This means that everything that happened 30 seconds before the Rec button was pressed will still be recorded onto the disc. What’s more, this function works even before the disc is inserted in the drive – thereby helping to prevent the loss of any unexpected, yet important events.
 

Live & Play Function
 

The PDW-F800 camcorder has a Live & Play function that can simultaneously output both playback signals (images already recorded) and incoming camera signals (images seen through the viewfinder). Both signals are fed to their respective output and viewfinder connectors independently, and can be viewed at the same time. This allows users to frame the next shot, adjust the exposure, and even focus the lens while the camcorder is playing back recordings from the disc.
 

DVB-ASI Video Stream: For Field and Satellite Transmission
 

The PDW-F800 with the HDCA-702 MPEG TS Adaptor provides a MPEG Transport Stream output capability via a DVB-ASI connector. The HDCA-702 encodes signals to MPEG TS and output via its DVB-ASI connector, concurrently with the PDW-F800 recording onto disc. The bit rate is selectable from 17.5 Mb/s to 43 Mb/s, which is suitable for material transmissions using microwave and satellite modulators.
 

Smooth Gain Control
 

A wide choice of gain and its easy-to-use control system is one remarkable feature of the PDW-F800 camcorder. By setting the gain to the assignable switches, the user can easily access the desired gain. And the transition to each gain value is extremely smooth thus eliminating undesirable abrupt changes to the overall image.
 

Optical ND and CC Filters
 

The PDW-F800 camcorder comes equipped with dual optical filter wheels, ND (Neutral Density) and CC (Colour Correction). The optical ND filter is controlled via a built-in ND filter wheel - Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND/ and 1/64ND. And with the CC filter wheel, the user can easily obtain the desired colour temperature by rotation to acheive either - 3200K/4300K/5600K/6300K.
 

Digital Extender*
 

The Digital Extender function of the PDW-F800 enables images to be digitally doubled in size. Unlike lens extenders, the Digital Extender function performs this capability without any loss of image sensitivity, which is often referred to as the F-drop phenomenon.

*Use of the Digital Extender function reduces image resolution by half.
 

Focus Magnification
 

At the touch of a button, the centre of the screen on the viewfinder of the PDW-F800 camcorder can be magnified to about twice the size, making it easier to confirm focus settings during manual focusing.
 

Pool-feed Operation
 

For pool-feed operations, the optional CBK-HD01 and CBK-SC02 boards provide HD- and SD-SDI inputs, and SD composite input respectively.


Trigger REC Function
 

The PDW-F800 camcorder has the Trigger REC function that enables synchronized recording with PDW-HD1500 and PDW-F75 XDCAM decks or HDCAM™ portable decks connected via the HD-SDI interface – a convenient feature for backup recording.

Blackmagic  Pocket Cinema Camera

Wireless Audio and Video System

 

CW-5HD 

DN-60 Azden 330ULT 1000URX/SI 1000XT  
IDX HD Wireless
Video Transmitter
and Receiver
DataDiveo
HDV / SD CF Card Video Recorder
Recoding Format : DV,HDV,DVC Pro 25 & 50 and DVC Pro HD-100
Azden 330ULT Dual Channel UHF Camera Mount Wireless Receiver Package AZDEN
Uni Slot UHF
Wireless Receiver
AZDEN
1000XT UHF
Wireless Plug-in Transmitter
 
Less than
USD 5000
Less than
USD 600
Less Than
USD 1000
Less than
USD 1060
Less than
USD 340
 

CW-5HD 

DN-60 Azden 330ULT  

 Video Light

Sola6 Sola12

SolaENG

  HVL-LBPB
Litepanels
Sola Fresnel
Litepanels
Sola Fresnel
Litepanels
Sola Fresnel
Litepanels Croma Sony
LED
Video Light
Less than USD 2650 Less than USD 4900 Less than USD 705 Less Than USD590 Less than USD 523
Sola6 Sola12

Litepanels Sola ENG

Buy Sell Sales Litepanels Croma HVL-LBPB
 

   

UL20

X3-Lite

IDX X3-BD

   
Anton Bauer
Video light
View Details
 IDX Enduring
 High Performance
LED Light

Barndoor with
Filter Holder for
X3-Lite

   
Less than USD 215 Less than USD 355 Less than USD 90    
UL20 X3-Lite IDX X3-BD    

 Carrying Cases

PC102 PC103 PC004 EEHC450 PC303
Petrol Soft Carry Case Petrol Soft Carry Case Petrol Soft Carry Case ENG Hard Box & Truckle Petrol Campack Plus
Less Than
 USD 330.00
View Details
Less Than
 USD 340.00
View Details
Less Than
USD 280.00
View Details
Less Than
 USD 500.00
View Details
Less Than
USD 330.00
View Details

 
   
1640 Transport Case 1644 Transport Case
with Padded Dividers

 
Hard carrying case
JC-6033N
Interior dimension
L X W X H (mm)
590 X 435 X 320
   
   

 Rain Cover/Cameras Wrap

PRC425 SHAN-RC700 LCR-1 S-6630
Petrol Rain Cover
View Details
Panasonic
Rain Cover
Sony
Rain Cover
Swit
Rain Cover
Less Than
USD 180.00
Less Than
USD 185.00
Less Than
 USD 225.00
Less Than
USD 70,00
 Audio Field Mixers and Accessories

FMX-20 FMX-32 FMX-42a SD 302 SD 552 USBPre
Azden
2-Channel
Field Mixer
Azden
3-Channel
Field Mixer
Azden
4-Channel
Field Mixer
Sound Devices
Field Mixer
Portable Production Mixer Sound Devices
Microphone interface for
Computer Audio
Below
USD$300.00
Below
USD$360.00
Below
USD$795.00
Less Than
USD$1,670
Less Than
USD$3,750.00
Less Than
USD$
670.00
FMX-20 FMX-32 FMX-42a SD 302 soundevices SD 552 USBPre

Audio Recorders

 SD 722

 SD 744T SD 702 SD 702T SD 788T
Sound Devices
Portable,
High-Resolution Audio Recorder
Sound Devices
Portable,
High-Resolution Audio Recorder with
Time code
Sound Devices
Portable, Digital
Audio Recorder
file-based digital audio recorder
Sound Devices
Portable, High -
Resolution Digital Audio Recorder with
Time Code
Sound Devices
 Portable Digital Recorder
Eight Input,
Eight recording tracks
Below
USD$
2710
Below
USD$4330.00
Less Than
USD$
2,150
Less Than
USD$2,680
Less Than
USD$
6,000
 SD 722  SD 744T SD 702 SD 702T SD 788T
Click for Audio Bags        
 
 

 

 


PMW-F3

Products
HDCAM
XDCAM
Camcorders
PXW-FS7 II
PXW-Z90
PXW-FS7M2K
PXW-X70
PXW-X160
PXW-X180
PXW-X200
PXW-X400
PXW-X500
PXW-Z100
PXW-Z150
PXW-Z450
PXW-FS7K
PXW-FS5
PXW-FS5K
PXW-FS7
PXW-X320
PMW-F5
PMW-F55
PDW-680
PMW-500
PMW-400L
PMW-400K
PMW-300K1
PMW-300K2
PDW-700
PDW-F800
PMW-V350
AXS-R5
VTRs
PMW-RX50
PMW-1000
PDW-HD1500
XDS-1000
XDS-PD1000
XDS-PD2000
PDW-F1600
PDW-HD1200
PDW-U2
PDW-HR1
Memory Cards
QD-G32A
QD-G64A
QD-G128A
QD-N32/J
QD-N64/J
SBS32G1B
SBS64G1B
SBS128G1B
SBP64C
SBP128C
QDAEX1
MRW-E80
PFD-23A
PFD-50DLA
PFD-100TLA
PFD-128QLW
SxS Memory Card Reader
SBAC-US30
SBAC-US20
Adaptors
MEAD-SD02
SMAD-P3
SMAD-P2
HDV
AVCHD
DVCAM
Production Cameras
Consumer Cameras
Industrial Cameras
Pan Tilt Zoom Cameras
Camera Accessories
VTR Accessories
Production Switchers
J SERIES
Monitors
Medical Equipment
Professional Audio

 


Other Sony Camcorders 120417  Link | Link1 | Link2
XDCAM Camcorders - Sony PXW-X200 XDCAM Camcorder | PXW-FS7 | PXW-FS7K | PXW-FS7M2K | PXW-X70 | Sony XDCAM Camcorder PXW-X160 | Sony XDCAM camcorder PXW-X180 | PXW-X320 | PXW-FS5 | PXW-FS5K | PXW-X400 | PXW-Z150 | PXW-Z450 | PXW-FS7 II | PXW-X500 | PXW-Z100 | PMW-F5 | PMW-F55 | Sony Large format Camcorder PMW-F3 | Sony Camcorder with Lens PMW-F3K | PDW-680 | PMW-500 | PMW-400L | PMW-400K | PMW-300K1 | PMW-300K2 | Sony 3x half Chip Camcorder PMW-200 | PDW-700 | PDW-F800 | PMW-V350 | AXS-R5 | PXW-Z90
XDCAM VTRs - Sony Portable Deck MW-RX50 | PMW-50 | PMW-1000 | PDW-HD1500 | XDS-1000 | XDS-PD1000 | XDS-PD2000 | PDW-F1600 | PDW-HD1200 | PDW-U2 | PDW-HR1
Memory Cards and Adaptors - SBP64E | SBP128E | SBP256E | SBS32G1C | SBS64G1C | SBS128G1C | SF-32P | SF-64P | QD-G32A | QD-G64A | QD-G128A | QD-N32/J | QD-N64/J | QD-M32 | QD-M64 | QD-M128 | SBS32G1B | SBS64G1B | SBS128G1B | SBP64C | SBP128C | SBP64D | SBP128D | SBP256D | QDAEX1 | MRW-E80 | MRW-E90 | PFD-23A | PFD-50DLA | PFD-100TLA | PFD-128QLW | MEAD-SD02 | SMAD-P3 | LTX100G | LTX200G | LTX400G | LTX800G | LTX1500G | LTX2500G | LTXCLN | SMAD-P2 | AXS-A512S48 | AXS-A1TS48

HDV VTRs - HVR-M35 | HVR1500A
AVCHD - HXR-NX3P | NEX-EA50K | NEX-EA50H | NEX-FS700 | NEX-FS700K | NEX-FS700R | NEX-FS700RH | HXR-NX5 | HXR-NX5P | HXR-MC1500 | HXR-MC2500 | HXR-FMU128 | HXR-IFR5 | HXR-NX80
Production Cameras - HDC-2570 | HDC-1700 | HDC-2000B | HDC-2000W | HDC-2400 | HDC-2500 | HDC-2550 | HDC-3300 | HDCP1 | HXC-100 | HSC-100R | HSC-100RF | HSC-300 | HXC-D70H | HXC-D70K | HXC-D70L |
HDCAM - Sony HDW-F900R HDCAM Digital Camcorder | HDW-F900R | HDW-S280 | HDW-1800 | HDW-D1800 | HDW-2000 | HDW-M2000 | HDW-M2000P | HDW-M2100 | HDW-M2100P |
Headphones - MDR-7506
PTZ Cameras: BRCH900 | BRC300 | BRCH700 | BRCZ330 | BRCZ700
Switchers - AWS-750 | MCS-8M | RM-280 | NXL-IP55
Monitors - LMD-A170 | LMD-A220 | LMD-A240 | LMD-4251TD | LMD-2451TD | LMD-2041W | LMD-1751W | LMD-2341W | LMD-1541W | LMD-941W | LMD-2110W | LMD-1530W | LMD-1510W | BVM-F250A | BVM-F170A | BVM-F170 | BVM-E250A | BVM-E250 | BVM-E170A | BVM-E170 | PVM-X300 | PVM-1741A | PVM-2541A | PVM-741 | PVM-A170 | PVM-A250 | SU-561 | BKM-120D | BKM-129X | BKM220D | BKM-227W | BKM-229X | BKM243HS | BKM-244CC | BKM-250TG | MB-529 | MB-530 | MB-531 | MB-532 | MB-533 | Prompter | LMD-2041W | LMD-1530W
Disconinued: QD-S32E | QD-S64E
ew 112p g3
Singapore Expandore India Vietnam Philippines