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Sony DCR-DVD808 DVD Digital Handycam Video Camera

Sony DCR-DVD808 DVD Digital Handycam Video Camera

The Sony DCR-DVD808 has a 10 x Optical ZoomThe Sony DVD808 has a 80 x Total Zoom (Optical and Digital Combined)The Sony DCR-DVD808 has a 2.7 inch LCDThe Sony DCR-DVD808  has Sony Super Steady Shot DIGITAL Image StabilisationThe Sony DCR-DVD808 uses REAL WIDESCREEN technologyThe Sony DCR-DVD808 has a Night modeThe Sony DCR-DVD808 has an ACCESSORY SHOE for ADD ONS such as external flash, light or microphoneThe Sony DCR-DVD808 connects via USB onlyThe Sony DCR-DVD808 uses DVDsThe Sony DCR-DVD808 uses Memory Stick Pro Duo cards

The Sony DCR-DVD808 Digital Video HandyCam uses a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens for high quality video recording.  This video camera features a Sony Super Steady Shot image stabilisation and a 10 x optical zoom and 8 x digital zoom.  The Sony DCR-DVD808 Digital Video HandyCam has an Easy mode for beginners and a standard mode with a range of settings and modes for the more advanced photographer.  This Video Camera allows you to finalise the DVD in the camera for instant playback on a DVD Player.  You can even record 4mp still shots to Memory Stick Pro Duo or 2.3mp still shots during movie recording.  RRP $1199. No longer available.


What's in the box?

Sony DCR-DVD808 Digital Video Camera
Rechargeable Battery Pack
AC Adaptor
Remote Commander
AV Connecting Cable
USB Cable
12 Month Warranty with  Sony Australia

To get started, DCW recommends....

...extra media
for video

...extra memory
 for photos

...a spare battery


...a cleaning kit


...a carry case

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Full Specifications of the Sony DVD808 Digital Video Camera (from Sony Australia)

Imaging Sensor
Sensor Type: 1/3" (5.9mm) 2304H ClearVid CMOS Sensor
No. of Pixels (Gross): Approx. 2100K pixels
No. of Pixels
"MOVIE" Rec (Effective):
Effective: Approx. 1430K pixels
No. of Pixels
"STILL" Rec (Effective):
Effective: Approx. 1490K pixels
Carl Zeiss Lens: Vario Sonnar T*
10x Optical 8x / 80x Digital
F: 1.8 - 2.9
f (Focal Distance): 5.1 - 51 mm
f (35mm Conversion) in "MOVIE" Rec position: 41.3-485mm
f (35mm Conversion) in "STILL" Rec position: 40.4-404mm
Filter Diameter: 37mm
Viewfinder: Colour
Size/Dots: 0.69cm / 123,200 dots
Size: 2.7" Wide (16:9)
No. of Pixels: 211,200 dots (960 x 220)
Hybrid LCD Monitor: Yes
Touch Screen Panel: Yes
Focus System: Full range auto/Manual
Spot Focus: Yes (Touch Panel)
Minimum Illumination: 1.5 lux(Auto Slow Shutter ON, 1/25 Shutter Speed )
White Balance: Auto / outdoor / indoor / Onepush (Touch Panel)
One-push Auto: Yes(Touch Panel)
White Balance Shift: -
Shutter Speed: 1/2-1/500 (Scene Selection)
NightShot: Super Nightshot
Colour Slow Shutter: Yes
Program AE modes: Auto, Spotlight, Portrait, Landscape, Twilight, Twilight Portrait (still images only), Candle, Sunrise & Sunset, Fireworks, Beach, Snow
14-Bit DXP: Yes
AE Shift:  -
Exposure Controls: Yes (Touch Panel)
Spot Meter: Yes (Touch Panel)
Smooth Interval Recording: -
Iris Control/Gain Control: Auto only / Auto only
Zebra Pattern: Yes
Guide Frame: Yes
Histogram: -
Fader Functions: Black / White
Picture Effects: Monotone, Sepia, Pastel
Digital Picture Effects: Old Movie
16:9 Wide: Yes (High Quality)
Steady Shot: Super Steady Shot
Easy Handycam Function: Yes
Tele Macro: Yes
Recording: Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby 2ch (with optional mic )
Playback: Linear PCM Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 2ch, Dolby 2ch DownMix Playback
Camera (still image)
Still Image Memory Stick REC in "MOVIE" Rec: Yes
Memory (still image)
Recording Media: Memory Stick Only
Image Size: 4:3 4.0M (2304 x 1728) 1.9M (1600 x 1200) VGA (640 x 480) 16:9 3.0M (2304 x 1296)
Compression: JPEG
PictBridge: Yes
Interval REC:  -
Copy between TAPE/DVD/HDD
to Memory Stick:
Playback Zoom: Yes (x1.1-5)(TouchPanel + Zoom Lever)
Slide Show: Yes (Touch Panel)
Built-in Flash: Yes
Memory (MPEG)
Remote Control: RMT-835
USB Streaming: -
Direct Access to
"Click to DVD":
Direct Access to
Video CD Burn:
Start/Stop on
LCD Frame:
Zoom Button on
LCD Frame:
Weight: 490g (w/o disc or battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 70x87x142mm
Accessory Shoe: Active Interface Shoe
Additional Features:  
Format: DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R DL
Signal Convert Function: -
Playback Zoom: -
Video (via Multi AV): Video Out / S Video Out / Audio Out
External Microphone Input: -
Interface Connector (for Handycam Station): -
i.LINK: -
Lanc: -
USB Terminal: Yes (mini B / Hi-Speed USB 2.0)
DC In: Yes
Approx. continuous recording time (LCD off)
NPFH50 (Actiforce): 80mins
NPFH60 (Actiforce): 110mins
NPFH70 (Actiforce): 180mins
NPFH100 (Actiforce): 415mins