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Sony NEX-EA50M Camcorder

16.7MP 1.7kg CMOS Nov 2014
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its camcorders
Fairly fast maximum frame rate
Quite small digital zoom

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 4,270 expert and user reviews (including 352 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range compared to other brands. 91% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other video cameras of this age and spec that we have checked the digital zoom of, the NEX-EA50M's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,500x.

We compared this video camera to all the other 2x (digital) video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-VG30 is also worth considering.

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Video

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder have maximum frame rates of between 30fps and 120fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 57fps. The Sony NEX-EA50M has a fairly fast maximum frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony NEX-EA50M is Full HD, as are most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E, or the Panasonic HX-WA3.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the NEX-EA50M has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average display diagonal of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder is 3.1", and the display diagonals range from 2" to 7.6".

There are a number of other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HC-X1000 (£1,729), or the Sony HDR-CX900 (£907.70) which has better reviews.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 650,000 pixels. The NEX-EA50M has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (921,600 pixels) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The NEX-EA50M supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30.

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Has an XLR in

The NEX-EA50M has an XLR in, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony NEX-EA50M does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The NEX-EA50M has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The NEX-EA50M features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 16.1 megapixels, the NEX-EA50M has a quite high effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of camcorders of this age and spec is 2MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 11MP.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) (13.6 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder. The average effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 9.5MP.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The NEX-EA50M has a batteries included. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The NEX-EA50M has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The NEX-EA50M is one of the heavier comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder (1.7 kilograms) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. The average weight of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 590g.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers nexea50m, sony nexea50m
Barcodes 04905524994728

Sony NEX-EA50M Review Sources

To prepare this Sony NEX-EA50M review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

Other Camcorders to Consider

Panasonic HC-X1000 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

Panasonic HC-X1000 vs Sony NEX-EA50M
Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony NEX-EA50M
£ 1,729.00 £0.00
4 Times Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Higher Video Resolution
8x Bigger Digital Zoom
Better Audio System
7.25MP Lower Megapixel Count
Lower Movie Megapixel Count

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony NEX-EA50M
Panasonic HC-X920 Sony NEX-EA50M
£ 679.99 £0.00
223.5mm Smaller
Significantly Smaller
9x Lighter
96% Smaller
Vastly Lower Megapixel Count
61% Lower Movie Megapixel Count

Panasonic HC-VX870 vs Sony NEX-EA50M

Panasonic HC-VX870 vs Sony NEX-EA50M
Panasonic HC-VX870 Sony NEX-EA50M
£ 489.00 £0.00
166.5mm Smaller
77.5mm Smaller
Hugely Smaller
4x Lighter
9.1MP Lower Megapixel Count
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
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