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Sony NEX-EA50
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Sony NEX-EA50 Camcorder

16.7MP 1.7kg CMOS Oct 2012
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Image Stabilizer 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
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,288 expert and user reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its big total megapixels camcorders.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The NEX-EA50 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-EA50 do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think because of it's better review score, the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price], and the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50 is 3.1", and the display diagonals range from 2.3" to 7.6". At 3.5 inches, the Sony NEX-EA50 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the NEX-EA50.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The NEX-EA50 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the NEX-EA50 also have an image stabilizer.

Other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony NEX-EA50 has an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI currently available including the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which has better reviews.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

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

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all big total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder is MS PRO.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

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

Other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the big total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-EA50 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the Sony NEX-EA50 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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1080i Supported Video Modes

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-EA50 supported video modess range from 480p (worst) to 1080p (best).

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the NEX-EA50 is more than most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it. This Sony camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50. The cables included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The NEX-EA50 has a higher ISO sensitivity than most video cameras of this spec and age. This camcorder has a 400 ISO sensitivity, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. This video camera also have 100, 160, 200, 320, 640, 800, 1, 600, 3, 200, 6, 400, 12, 800 and 25 and 600 ISO sensitivitys. Similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-EA50 ISO sensitivitys range from Auto to 25,600.

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Has Two White Balances

The NEX-EA50 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on big total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the NEX-EA50. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Sony NEX-EA50 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the NEX-EA50, the NEX-EA50 is not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the NEX-EA50, the NEX-EA50 is not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony NEX-EA50 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price], or the FDR-AXP33[pl_2697198_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the NEX-EA50, the NEX-EA50 does not have a night mode.

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Heavy

Camcorders of a similar age and spec to the NEX-EA50 have weights of between 65g and 3kg, and the average weight is 600g. At 1.7 kilograms, the NEX-EA50 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-EA50

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony camcorder has been on the market for over four years.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
XLR in
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Lens Hood
Other Features
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Remote Control Type
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)

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...

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Product Identifiers

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

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