Sony FDR-AX100 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

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Sony FDR-AX100
Sony NEX-EA50M

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
0.6MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
Sony FDR-AX100 is 14.2MP (movie mode), but the Sony NEX-EA50M is only a 13.6MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.6MP lower).
99% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 has a digital zoom of 160x. That's 158x bigger than the Sony NEX-EA50M (2x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

2lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 5lx minimum illumination camcorder (2lx bigger).
Two times lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 is a 790g weight camcorder. That's 930g lighter than the Sony NEX-EA50M (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Edit
Sony FDR-AX100 is 83.5mm high, but the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 203mm high camcorder (119.5mm bigger).
109mm smaller Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 is a 196.5mm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 305.5mm deep camcorder (109mm bigger).
61.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 is an 81mm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 142.5mm wide camcorder (61.5mm bigger).
£2,238 cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX100 is £2,238.12 cheaper than the Sony NEX-EA50M.
3 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Sony NEX-EA50M is 16.7MP sensor. That's 2.5MP bigger than the Sony FDR-AX100 (16.7MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

1.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, whereas the Sony FDR-AX100 is only a 14.2MP camcorder (1.9MP lower).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 600 pixels higher than the Sony FDR-AX100 (921,600 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Sony FDR-AX100 is only 14.2MP sensor, but the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 16.7MP sensor camcorder (2.5MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

1.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 is a 14.2MP camcorder. That's 1.9MP lower than the Sony NEX-EA50M (16.1MP).
600 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX100 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder (600 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

10 Reasons Against
Lower movie megapixel count Edit
Sony NEX-EA50M is only 13.6MP (movie mode). That's 0.6MP lower than the Sony FDR-AX100 (13.6MP).
Seventy-nine times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a digital zoom of 2x, however the Sony FDR-AX100 is a 160x (digital) camcorder (158x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 5lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2lx bigger than the Sony FDR-AX100 (5lx).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a weight of 1.7kg, whereas the Sony FDR-AX100 is a 790g weight camcorder (930g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

59% bigger Edit
Sony NEX-EA50M is 203mm high. That's 119.5mm bigger than the Sony FDR-AX100 (203mm).
Bigger Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 305.5mm deep camcorder. That's 109mm bigger than the Sony FDR-AX100 (305.5mm).
Bigger Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 142.5mm wide camcorder. That's 61.5mm bigger than the Sony FDR-AX100 (142.5mm).
More expensive by £2,238
The Sony NEX-EA50M is £2,238.12 more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX100.
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Older by seven months
The Sony NEX-EA50M is seven months older than the Sony FDR-AX100.

Awards

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
14.2MP 16.7MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
14.2MP 16.1MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
14.2MP
BEST
13.6MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
160x
BEST
2x
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
348mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29 - 348 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
9.3 - 111.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 Memory Stick (MS)
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 Memory Stick (MS)
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
BEST

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Manual
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Manual

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/60 1/10000 - 30
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
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 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx
BEST
5lx
GPS Function
 GPS function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 5968 x 3352
BEST
 5968 x 3352

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
 WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-F770
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
790g
BEST
1.7kg
Height
83.5mm
BEST
203mm
Depth
196.5mm
BEST
305.5mm
Width
81mm
BEST
142.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
 Included battery
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant
 Freeze-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
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