Skip to main content

We are celebrating our 70th Anniversary! | Learn More


SKU: 401-800 | FREE U.S. shipping!

  • Measures LED, HMI, Fluorescent, Tungsten, Natural Light and Flash, from 380 to 780nm
  • Wide measurement range of Color Temperature (1,600 to 40,000K) and illuminance (1 to 200,000lx in ambient light, 20 to 20,500lx・s in flash light)
  • Conforms to Class A of JIS C 1609-1: 2006 as Illuminance meter class
  • Expanded Color Rendering Properties (CRI, SSI, TLCI, TLMF, TM-30-18)
  • Extended Color Control Parameters (Hue/Saturation, CIE 1931 x, y chromaticity coordinate)
  • Lighting Filter for RoscoⒸ and LEEⒸ, Camera Filter for Kodak WrattenⒸ , LEEⒸ and FujiⒸ, and LB/CC Index
  • Convenient Display Modes for photo/cinematography such as Multiple Lights and White Balance Correction
  • Up to 99 data measurements can be stored in memoryUser-friendly design: 270 degrees swivel head, dark calibration without a cap, large 4.3” color touch panel LCD and Customize function
  • C-800 Series Utility Software (download from offers easy settings in the meter and analysis of memorized data in a computer. (Memory title can be edited, Memorized value can be saved back and forth between computer and meter)
Write a Review


The Sekonic Spectrometer C-800 is a full-spectrum color meter that can precisely measure every kind of light including LED HMI Fluorescent and electronic flash. Its high-resolution measuring system featuring CMOS sensor enables capturing spikes in light source output to provide unsurpassed color measurement accuracy. Different than any spectrometer today the C-800's direct display of values for major light source and lens filter brands simplifies correcting and modifying light color for cleaner recording and faster post process.

The New C-800 has CRI, TLCI, TLMF, TM-30-18, and CRI. Currently, the only meter to have SSI (Spectral Similarity Index) developed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science and Technology Council. Now you can compare and score lights based upon their spectral similarity.

With the C-800 matching the new generation of RGB, RGBW and RGBAW LED's has never been easier. The meter will give you any lights (x, y) values to measure precise chromaticity coordinates, and you can measure Hue and Saturation to get the best match from any RGB LEDs. Now matching your LEDs to any available light source, gelled or not, can now be done in seconds.

The enhancements to the new C-800 show the commitment and importance of end-user input and compatibility with new and growing trends in the color control industry. The new Spectrometer C-800 will give filmmakers and photographers increased confidence with lights to render true to life skin tones and realistic color, as well as match lights better than any other meter on the market. The C-800 will empower you to light better.


Catalog Numbers:
CMOS linear image sensor
Measuring System:
Spectro Meter
Incident light: Swivel head
Measuring Range and Modes:
Measuring Modes (Ambient Light):
Ambient light
Measuring Modes (Flash light):
Cordless, Cord-in (PC)
Measuring Range at ISO100 (Ambient Incident Light):
1 lx to 200,000 lx *
0.1 fc to 18,600 fc**

* Class A of JIS C 1609-1: 2006 “Illuminance meters Part 1: General measuring instruments”

** “Models sold in Japan do not display "fc (fc*s)" due to legal restrictions.”
Measuring Range (Flash Incident Light):
20 lx・s to 20,500lx・s
1.86 fc・s to 1,900 fc・s
Spectral Wavelength Range:
380nm to 780nm
Color Measuring Mode (Display Mode):
Text mode, Spectrum mode, Spectrum comparison mode, CRI mode, CRI comparison mode, TM-30 mode, SSI mode, TLCI/TLMF modem Filter mode (lighting and camera filter), Multi Lights mode, White Balance Correction mode
Color Measuring Range (Ambient Light):
1,600 to 40,000K
Color Measuring Range (Flash Light):
2,500 to 40,000K
Color Measuring Units (Color Parameters):
Correlated color temperature (CCT), Deviation (Δ uv), x, y, Hue, Saturation,
Color Measuring Units (Color Rendering Properties):
CRI (Ra /R1 to R15), TM-30-18 (Rf, Rg), SSI(t, d, 1, 2) TLCI, TLMF
Color Measuring Units (Photo/Cinematography):
LB/CC filter number (camera/lighting filter), LB/CC index, CC number,
Target Color Temperature Range:
2,500K to 10,000K
Shutter Speeds Range (Ambient Light):
Auto - Max.: 15 sec., Min.: 0.5 sec.
Shutter Speeds Range (Flash Light):
1s to 1/500s (plus 1/75, 1/80, 1/90, 1/100, 1/200, 1/400)
Yes (99 times)
Contrast/Comparison Function:
Custom Settings:
Yes (12 custom settings)
Measuring Data Output:
Memorized value with graphic
Tripod Socket:
Operating Temperature:
-10 deg. C to 40 deg. C
Storage Temperature:
-10 deg. C to 60 deg. C
Power Source:
1.5V x 2 (AA battery), USB bus-power
4.3" color dot matrix touch panel LCD
LCD Backlight:
Product Weight (lb):
Product Weight (kg):
Product Height (in):
Product Length (in):
Product Width (in):
Product Height (cm):
Product Length (cm):
Product Width (cm):



CAUTION!: Do not connect C-800 meter with C-700/7000 Utility. C-800 meter can be downgraded to C-700

Note: Please read the "Compatibility and Update between C-800/C-7000 Firmware and Utility due to product name change" before you begin.

MAC C-800 Series Utility


  1. READ ME FIRST before you begin.
  2. Please see the Software Guide for installation.

  3. Turn off firewalls and anti-virus programs during the installation process.


Version 1.02.00 for MAC Download C-800 Series Utility for OSX 10.15 - 13 (137 MB) Updated March. 2023

Windows C-800 Series Utility


  1. READ ME FIRST before you begin.
  2. Please see the Software Guide for installation.

  3. Turn off firewalls and anti-virus programs during the installation process.


Version 1.02.00 for Windows Download C-800 Series Utility for Windows 10 - 11 (304 MB)

C-800 Software Guides

The Screens of C-800 Utility Software

Color Utility Screens

NOTE: 1nm / 5nm increment spectrum output in CSV format by Utility can be done by C-7000 Only.


Sekonic C-800 SPECTROMETER Firmware


NOTE: Please read the "Compatibility and Update between C-800/C-7000 Firmware and Utility due to product name change" before you begin.

1. To update the firmware of your meter, install the Utility first.
2. Please see the software guide above in the software tab.
3. Press the "Update" button on the main screen of Utility, and follow the instruction.

NOTE: Depending on the firmware version, the features and functions may be different.
See the Release Note here for firmware version.


Sekonic Newsletter Sign-up

Subscribe for product announcements, promos, and all things Sekonic!