Sony – PDW F800

£350.00 per day

The Sony PDW F800 is a broadcast grade CineAlta camcorder with 2/3-inch Power HAD™ FX progressive CCDs. The F800 includes variable frame rate recording for slow and quick motion capabilities, allowing directors to build unique “looks” for their productions or to create special effects. The camera records to Sony’s ‘Optical Professional Disc™’ media and our cameras are also supplied with a Black Magic Design Video-Assist 4k, adding monitoring and dual SD card recording to the package.

Designed for use in a wide range of applications the F800 has a rich feature set and a generous bank of connections. The B4 lens mount allows the use of all standard ENG lenses. As standard our cameras are supplied with a Canon J21 lens. The kit includes focus & zoom demands along with mains power-supply and batteries.

The Sony PDW F800 is ideal for live event production applications such as awards ceremonies, and broadcast events such as webcasts. WhitePD specialise in plug-and-play packages of audio, lighting and video for the corporate and fashion events industry.

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2/3-inch-type 3 x HD Power HAD-FX CCDs
14-bit A/D conversion
High-quality 24-bit audio recording
HD/SD and Interlace/Progressive
Well-balanced compact body
Cross-conversion capability
Smooth gain control
Focus magnification

– SDI in: 1 x BNC, HD-SDI
– Genlock in: 1 x BNC 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
– Audio in: 2 x XLR (Line/Mic/+48V/AES)
– Mic in: 1 x XLR 5-pin
– SDI in: 2 x BNC, HD-SDI – SMPTE 292M, SD-SDI – SMPTE 259M
– Test in: 1 x BNC HD Y, SD Composite
– Audio out: 1 x XLR 5-pin
Camera section:
– Effective picture elements: 1920×1080
– Minimum illumination: Approx. 0.016 lx
– Smear ratio: -135dB
– S/N ratio: 59dB
– Horizontal resolution: 1000 TV lines or more

Camera Body

Height:  269mm
Width:   124mm
Depth:   332mm
Weight: 4.3kg

Canon J21 lens
Focus & zoom demand
IDX – PSU c/w cables
Black Magic Design Video-Assist 4k
2 x 128gb cards
Kit bag

Tripods are supplied separately. These cameras are available to dry hire or as part of a complete live camera system for events.

Other lens options available to hire on request.

Awards ceremony live camera
Conference event production services
Web streaming and virtual events