High Sensitivity FIT CCD

Performance dramatically benefits from three high-density 380,000-pixel CCDs with half-pitch pixel offset and other innovative technology. Horizontal resolution reaches 700 lines and beyond. Video S/N exceeds 60 dB. Sensitivity is a remarkable F8 at 2000 lux. The result is extraordinary image quality for original acquisition. Frame Interline Transfer (FIT) minimizes vertical smear, helping to maintain impressive picture quality even in very bright illumination.

Advanced Digital Signal Processing

Using digital circuitry to process the video image brings valuable benefits: (1) Consistently reliable up-to-spec performance. (2) Fine adjustment of a wide range of parameters. (3) Memory storage and instant accurate recall of specific settings. (4) More flexible and higher quality image processing, as well as easier maintenance and allround enhanced performance.

Chroma Detail

This function compensates for poor resolution in the high chroma areas of the picture.

Dark Detail

The dark detail circuit determines the optimum degree of contour enhancement in dark areas of the picture, to deliver crisp, clear, natural-looking images even under challenging lighting conditions.

Highlight Compression

The digital control circuit expands the dynamic range of the highlighted areas and prevents halation. The highlight compression circuit allows a wide dynamic range producing detailed images even against bright backbite or daylight. Flare Correction Circuit compensates for unsteady black caused by light or by a subject's movements.

Convenient Scene File

To further enhance operational speed and flexibility, a total of six Scene File modes are available. There are two user modes for customized digital parameter settings including kH.DTL, V.DTL, CHROMA DTL, DARK DTL, CORING, LEVEL DEP, COLOR CORRECTION, etc. Four present modes are NORMAL, FLUORESCENT, SPECIAL* and SPARKLING. *Similar settings with Panasonic's AQ series digital processing cameras.
Camera AGC & Super High Gain Mode (2 Lux)
In addition to regular camera AGC (Automatic Gain Control), the AG-DP800 has a Super High Gain mode. At F1.4, this enables shooting under illumination as low as 2 lux while retaining detail and color balance.

Synchrom Scan View

The AG-DP800 allows flickerfree shooting of a CRT with the vertical scan rate which is different from the camera's. Electronic shutter increments can be set variably from 1/61.95 sec. to 1/253.78 sec.

Quick, Precise Adjustment

•Auto Iris Control/Super Iris Mode
Besides center/normal zone switchable Auto Iris Control, there is a Super Iris mode for backlight compensation.
•Auto White Balance/Auto Black Balance
•2-Way White Balance Memory

Lightweight/Low Power Consumption

Digital image processing circuitry contributes to light weight of only 9.9 Ibs (4.5 kg)*. Power consumption is reduced to a mere 20 W (REC mode). ENG/EFP applications will benefit from this improved mobility. *Camera/Recorder with EVF.

Built-In Phantom Power Source

Phantom power can be supplied to an optional microphone. Power can be switched off to prevent battery drain when not in use.

Easy-to-See Large Diameter (50 mm) EVF

Camera operators will appreciate the 1.5" EVF with 550 line horizontal resolution. The viewfinder is removable to simplify shooting at difficult angles. The quickstart design reduces delay time before you get an image in the viewfinder after power is switched on.

Other Features

Variable Electronic Shutter (1/100, 1/125, 1/250,1/500,
1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000,1/8000)
CC/ND Filter (3200°K, 5600°K, 5600°K+1/8ND)
Built-in Speaker
Shoulder Strap

High Quality SVHS Recording/Playback


The S-VHS format offers outstanding video performance, with horizontal resolution of more than 400 lines and high S/N ratio. To take full advantage of the S-VHS, the AG-DP800 features special amorphous video heads having higher magnetic coercivity than conventional ferrite heads. Improvement in color reproduction is particularly noticeable. Expanded color signal frequency response from the amorphous heads enhances picture quality by minimizing color blurring.

4-Channel Audio

For optimum audio performance, the AG-DP800 features two Hi-Fi stereo audio channels with a dynamic range of 80 dB, as well as two linear audio channels with Dolby* NR. The result is truly lifelike ambiance in ENG sound recording. Normal/HiFi recording is selectable, and the levels of all four channels are controllable. Reliable XLR connectors are used as audio input jacks, to further ensure high quality sound.
* Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Labrotories Licensing Corporation.

Backup VCR Connector (26-pin)

The AG-DP800 features a 26-pin connector for direct signal output from the camera section. This enables easy, convenient backup recordings using an additional VCR equipped with a 26-pin or 14-pin camera connector. Direct connection to the AG-7450A S-VHS Portable VCR with optional AG-S745 VTR adaptor or other VCR is also possible.

Built-In Time Code Generator (VITC/LTC)

An internal time code generator lets you add SMPTE time code (LTC/VITC) to the recording. So the recorded tapes can be loaded into the AG-DS850 and AG-DS840 (or other editing VCRs compatible with VITC/LTC) for high-precision time code editing.

2 Hours of Recording/Playback

Standard S-VHS (or VHS) cassettes permit 2 hours of recording and playback for extra convenience in extended field recordings. Recorded tapes can go directly into S-VHS VCRs for high quality S-VHS editing.

Other Features

•Rec Review Function lets you check the last recorded section of the tape to ensure error-free operation.
•Rotary Erase Head allows clear, noise-free transitions between scenes.
•Warning Message Indicator
•Power Save Function



Power Source: 10.5 - 17V DC, +5V/-1V
Power Consumption: 20W with viewfinder (REC mode)
Operating Temperature: +32°F to +100°F (+0°C to +40°C)
Operating Humidity: 35% to 80%
Weight: Approx. 9.9 lbs. (camera/recorder and 1.5" viewfinder)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4-11/16 x 11-5/8 x 14- 9/16 ins.
(123 x 296 x 357 mm)



Recording System: VHS/S-VHS format, 4 rotary heads, helical scanning system
Tape Format: S-VHS/VHS tape
Tape Speed: 1-5/16 ips (33.35mm/s)
Recording Time: 120 min. (2 hrs.) with NV-T120
FF/REW Time: Less than 9 min. with NV-T120


Horizontal Resolution: S-VHS; More than 400 lines,
VHS; 240 lines
S/N Ratio: S-VHS; More than 47dB, VHS;46dB


Audio Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (Hi-Fi audio), 50Hz-12kHz (normal)
S/N Ratio: More than 48dB (Dolby® NR on; normal)
Dynamic Range: More than 80dB ( Hi-Fi audio)


S-Video Out (4P): Y: 1.0V p-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced (burst)
Video Out (BNC): 1.0V p-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced


Audio In (XLR 3Px2):+4/0/-6/-40/-50/-60dBs,
3K ohms balanced


Audio Out (Phono x2): -8dBV, low impedance, unbalanced
Headphone Jack (1/4 Phone): -60dBV, -20dBV, 8 ohms, unbalanced


26P VCR Connector
Video Out: 1.0V p-p, 75 ohms unbalanced
Audio Out: -20dBv, low impedance, balanced
VCR Start/ Stop Out: Start 5 VDC, Stop; 0 VDC
Tally In: Rec.: 5V, Pause: 2.5VDC
Power In: 12 VDC


Image Sensor: 3 Frame Interline Transfer (FIT) 1/2" CCD image sensor
Pixel: 380.000 pixel
Pickup System: Prism system (f/1.4)
Illumination Required: 2000 lux at f/8.0
Minimum Illumination: 2 lux at f/1.4 with super high gain (+30dB)
Electronic Shutter: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000
Synchro Scan Shutter: 1/61.95 - 1/253.78
CC/ND: 3200°K, 5600°K, 5600°K + 1/8ND
Lens Mount: Bayonet mount for 1/2" pickup device
S/N Ratio: 60dB
Horizontal Resolution: 700 lines (at center)
Registration: Less than 0.03% over entire screen (excluding lens)
Gain: 0, +9, +18, +24dB and Super High Gain (+30dB)
Camera Video Out (BNC): 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced
Camera Genlock In (BNC): 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced


CRT: 1.5-inch high resolution monochrome CRT
Control: Bright, Contrast, Peaking, Character On/Off, Tally On/Off, Zebra On/Off
Horizontal Resolution: 550 lines
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This product may be subject to export control regulations
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