SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

Suitable cams for use as nv, with specs here too. Wiring help for cam viewfinders.
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azz
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SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

Post by azz » 10 Jan 2012, 14:15

SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

camcorders to use are sony and must have the 'nightshot' feature. not all sony's have this feature!
the main spec that affects peformance is the optical sensor size (chip size) the bigger the chip size the better performance for n/v
any sony with nightshot will work for n/v for 12 ft/lb airgun ranges but i would reccommend one with 1/4 chip or bigger say 1/3 especially for greater distances the biggest i've used to date is a 1/2.9
a camcorder with say a 1/6 chip and a decent laser illuminator will give performance of around 60-70 yards
a camcorder with a chip 1/4 or bigger will give you performance well over 100 yards with the right infra red illumination
the bigger the chip the brighter the picture will be and the further you will be able to see using the same illumination of course.
also i think the more pixels the clearer and more detailed the picture will be
there are also different types of optical sensors (chips) CCD, Advanced HAD CCD, CMOS, ClearVID CMOS, Exmor R CMOS
i have used camcorders with all these different types of chips except the newer Exmor R CMOS and out of the ones i have used i personally prefer the ClearVid CMOS i think it gives a clearer sharper picture but any of the chips will work very well good performance is mainly down to the size of the chip not type.
also when buying a camcorder the shape and size are important as you don't want it to foul the stock or loading bolt if this comes out of the back of the action, the smaller the cam the easier it will be to mount as with bigger or taller cam you will probably need to raise your scope and move it further forward.

hope this helps and if you need any more info just get in touch

atb mark

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Re: SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

Post by Gren » 07 Feb 2013, 02:15

I've got an old Sony Handycam DCR-TRV11E which is a big old lump with digital tapes in it, but it works in Night-View mode as you say.

Modern cameras are a fraction of the size of this, could you suggest one (at the budget end please) that could be used at night.

Thanks, Gren

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Re: SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

Post by pav » 07 Feb 2013, 18:42

Gren wrote:I've got an old Sony Handycam DCR-TRV11E which is a big old lump with digital tapes in it, but it works in Night-View mode as you say.

Modern cameras are a fraction of the size of this, could you suggest one (at the budget end please) that could be used at night.

Thanks, Gren
ip-55 a good small cam :thumbup:

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Re: SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

Post by Torchwood » 07 Feb 2013, 20:17

My setup with Sony 1/2 chip with odic force 400mnw. Can see easily 100+ yards. Clear as whistle. Enough for Airgun range.
For rim fire I prefer my n550.

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Post by PESCA » 07 Feb 2013, 20:44

Gren, can you please add your location to your profile.

Thanks.
George

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Re: SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

Post by Gren » 08 Feb 2013, 11:22

Thanks for the input on that Sony - I'm on the hunt for one now.

Jeezus Torchwood, that Daystate of yours is pure porn !!

George, cheers for the reminder, I've added the "sunny" Thames Valley to my profile info.
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Re: SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

Post by PESCA » 08 Feb 2013, 11:23

Top man.

George

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Re: SONY CAMCORDER SPEC

Post by Calibu » 20 Mar 2014, 21:03

the sony nightshot camcorders do they work at ultra-covert 950nm just as well as at not-so-covert 850nm? (for an equal amount of illumination at the scene, ie about twice as much output power at 950nm than at 850nm)

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