Spectrophotometer with close-tolerance color measurement for textiles, plastics, paint and coatings, and more.


Greater color accuracy means improved quality, faster turnaround times and reduced costs. When close tolerance is required, trust Datacolor 800 to specify, formulate and control your colors. Our spectrophotometer is backward compatible and built for global teams.


Industries Covered: Industries that require a spectrophotometer for the highest level of consistency across the supply chain include: retail brands, textile mills, and manufacturers of plastics, paint and coatings, flooring, furniture, cosmetics and more. Visit the Markets section of our site for a full list of industries that we support.



  • Built for global teams
  • Industry-leading inter-instrument agreement
  • Real-time communication of measurements
  • Backward compatibility
  • Accessibility for multiple users on a single instrument
  • Fool-proof sample placement


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The Industry’s Proven Inter-Instrument Agreement

The Industry’s Proven Inter-Instrument Agreement


  • No profiling required—superior IIA right out of the box. Ensure accuracy across all spectrophotometer instruments in your supply chain
  • Our SP2000 optical technology lets you capture the true spectral fingerprint of any color

Datacolor 800 Family True-close Tolerance Spectrophotometer

Backward Compatible and Built for Global Teams

Datacolor 800 Family Fleet Compatibility and Flexibility

Backward Compatible and Built for Global Teams


  • Works seamlessly with your existing Datacolor 600 spectrophotometer instruments
  • Multiple users can easily use a single instrument
  • Measurements can be taken and shared in real-time to streamline global communication
Measure More Samples Per Day

Measure More Samples Per Day


  • 25% less time spent on measuring compared to DC600 spectrophotometer instruments
  • Faster response time in both standalone and networked environments


Fool-Proof Sample Placement and Streamlined Set-Up

  • Positioning Camera and LCD ensure proper sample placement every time
  • Screen displays calibration status and instrument settings for smooth set-up

Datacolor 800 Family Quantifiable Improvement in Throughput

Fast Diagnostics and Simplified Service

Datacolor 800 Family Complete Measurement Confidence

Fast Diagnostics and Simplified Service


  • Diagnostic data is stored in each spectrophotometer instrument and can be accessed remotely to expedite resolution if any problems arise
  • Access to world-wide network of Datacolor service technicians—in the field or at one of our global service centers

All models come with the following standard accessories:


  • Power cable
  • RS232 serial cable with connectors
  • USB Cable with ferrite
  • Black Trap
  • White Tile
  • Green Tile
  • White Tile Calibration data on Mini-CD or USB Memory Stick
  • Large Area View (LAV)
  • Small Area View (SAV)
  • Ultra-Small Area View (USAV)
Feature Datacolor 800 Datacolor 800V Datacolor 850
Instrument type
Dual beam d/8º spectrophotometer
Illumination source
Pulsed xenon filtered to approximate D65
Sphere diameter
152 mm / 6 in
Wavelength Range
360 nm -700 nm
Wavelength resolution
2 nm
Reporting interval
10 nm
Photometric range
Spectral analyzer
SP2000 analyzer with dual 256 element diode array
20 Read Repeatability on White
Tile Using Double Flash (CIELAB) *
0.01 (max)
Inter-instrument Agreement –
Reflectance Measurements (CIELAB)*
0.08 (avg)
0.15 (max)
Sample Positioning Camera
4 position auto-zoom
Aperture Plates
3 Standard
LAV (30 mm illuminated, 26 mm measured)
SAV (9 mm illuminated, 5 mm measured)
USAV (6.6 mm illuminated, 2.5 mm measured)
2 Optional
MAV (20 mm illuminated, 16 mm measured)
XUSAV (3.0 mm illuminated, 2.5 mm measured)
Aperture Detection
Automated, adjustable UV Calibration
UV Cutoff Filters
400 nm
420 nm
460 nm
Remote Measurement Button
Vertical Mount
Inter-instrument Agreement –
Regular Transmittance at 550 nm
±0.20% at 85% T
±0.10% at 32% T
Inter-instrument Agreement – Transmission Haze Measurements
±0.15% at 10% TH
Transmission Sampling Aperture Size
22 mm
Operating Environment
5° to 40°C up to 85% RH, non-condensing


Physical Specifications (DC800) Description
Color Display
3.5 inch RGB LCD
Display Resolution
320×240 pixel resolution
37.5 lbs (16.6 kg)
12.3” Wide X 13.2” Tall X 16.4” Deep
(31.24 cm x 33.53 cm x 41.66 cm)
*Environmental Conditions:
Temperature 23°C +/- 1°C
RH 44% +/- 1%