Close

Loading image...
Sony NEX-EA50
+ 19 Videos

Sony NEX-EA50 Camcorder

16.7MP 1.7kg CMOS Oct 2012
Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Release Date
The NEX-EA50EH is a professional NXCAM Camcorder with a large format Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor and interchangeable E-mount lens system providing exceptional creative freedom when shooting both... More
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Park Cameras
£1,999.00
Out of stock
Go to Store
Digibroadcast
£2,318.40
Out of stock
Go to Store
CompAdvance
£2,756.99
Out of stock
Go to Store
Value n' Price
£2,946.00
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Sony NEX-EA50
Sony NEX-EA50 Review
Sony NEX-EA50: Sample Footage
Sony NEX-EA50 Cameraman's Review

14 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Big sensor size video cameras produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony NEX-EA50 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50 do not have an interchangeable lens.

Other camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] all from Sony.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NEX-EA50 is 2.3" and the largest is 7.6". At 3.5 inches, the NEX-EA50 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-EA50 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-EA50 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Full HD

The NEX-EA50 is Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50 also are Full HD.

Chart Edit

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The NEX-EA50 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-EA50.

Chart Edit

SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The NEX-EA50 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras of a similar age and type to it support an SDHC memory card. This Sony video camera also support Memory Stick (MS) and MS PRO and SD memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

An MS Pro-HG memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very High Battery Capacity

At 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the NEX-EA50 has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50. The battery capacities of big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-EA50 range from 700mAh to 5,800mAh.

Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Display

The NEX-EA50 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in display.

Chart Edit

Quite High Display Resolution

The Sony NEX-EA50 has a quite high display resolution (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50. Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50 the display resolutions range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

Chart Edit

1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-EA50 video modes range from 480p (worst) to 1080p (best).

Chart Edit

Has Two White Balance Modes

The Sony NEX-EA50 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

Chart Edit

Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the NEX-EA50 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of this age and type. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Sony video camera.

Chart Edit

400 ISO Sensitivity

The NEX-EA50 has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than the 64 ISO sensitivity found on most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it. In addition, this Sony camcorder have 100, 160, 200, 320, 640, 800, 1, 600, 3, 200, 6, 400, 12, 800 and 25 and 600 ISO sensitivities. Camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-EA50 ISO sensitivities range from Auto (worst) to 25,600 (best).

Chart Edit

6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The NEX-EA50 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price], or the HC-X920[pl_1974849_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Night Mode

The NEX-EA50 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

The Sony NEX-EA50 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50 are also not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have a built-in projector. The Sony NEX-EA50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Heavy

At 1.7 kilograms, the NEX-EA50 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-EA50. The lightest big sensor size camcorder that is a comparable age to the NEX-EA50 is 65g weight and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

Chart Edit

Very Big

With a height of 203 millimeters, the NEX-EA50's height is one of the biggest amongst video cameras of this spec and age. The heights of camcorders of this age and type range from 22mm to 240mm.

Chart Edit

3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-EA50

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

Chart Edit

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over four years.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

Chart Edit

Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
XLR in Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Lens Hood Included
Other Features
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Remote Control Type
Package Dimension
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

1 September 2012

The new Sony NEX-EA50 was quite the surprise when Sony unveiled it a couple of weeks ago . Dan Chung of DSLR News Shooter recently got a hands-on demo of the new APS-C powered, ENG-style camera at... Read more…

5 March 2013

Von Mo, 26.November 2012 | 4 Seiten | Nachdem wir ja in den ersten zwei Teilen regelrecht für die Black Magic Cinema Camera ins Schwärmen geraten sind, erlauben wir uns jetzt auch einmal die...

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nexea50, sony nexea50u, sony nexea50uh, sony nexea50uhb, sony nexea50uhbo, sony nexea50uhbod, sony nexea50uhbody
Barcodes 00616348041560, 00617689589018, 04905524914832, 05013493227682

Save Money with These Great Camcorder Vouchers & Offers

20% Off
Voucher
20% Off over £80
Valid until 31 Dec 16
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
8% Off
Voucher
GearBest Computers and Networking Coupon_ 8% OFF
Valid 6 Aug 16 - 31 Dec 16
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free next day delivery on all orders over £100
Valid 1 Dec 16 - 31 Dec 16

See How Other Camcorders Compare to the Sony NEX-EA50

Sony HDR-CX900 vs Sony NEX-EA50

Sony HDR-CX900 vs Sony NEX-EA50
Sony HDR-CX900 Sony NEX-EA50
£ 966.00
930g Lighter
Two Times Smaller
Newer by 14 Months
Smaller
3 Times Worse Focus Adjustment
Only Lithium Battery

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony NEX-EA50

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony NEX-EA50
Panasonic HC-X920 Sony NEX-EA50
£ 419.00
Smaller
Smaller
Two Times Smaller
1.3kg Lighter
Lower Battery Capacity

Panasonic HC-V720 vs Sony NEX-EA50

Panasonic HC-V720 vs Sony NEX-EA50
Panasonic HC-V720 Sony NEX-EA50
£ 429.00
Two Times Smaller
133.7mm Smaller
Two Times Smaller
Hugely Lighter
Two Times Lower Battery Capacity
460,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Feedback