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Sony NEX-EA50M
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Sony NEX-EA50M Camcorder

16.7MP 1.7kg CMOS Nov 2014
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The NEX-EA50UM has F4 Constant Aperture Servo Zoom G Lens "SELP18105G", and is the replacement model of the NEX-EA50UH.The lens features constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range,... More
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14 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

On average Sony big total megapixels video cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras manufactured by Sony.

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the NEX-EA50M has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age. Camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50M have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 120fps.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a fairly large display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50M. The average display diagonal of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 3".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-EA50M which are not Full HD, the NEX-EA50M is Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] all from Sony which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the NEX-EA50M has an HDMI.

Alternative video cameras with an HDMI currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price], or the Panasonic HX-WA3[plb_1895953_price].

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The NEX-EA50M supports a better memory card type than most big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most video cameras of this type and age support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This camcorder also support a Memory Stick (MS) and SD compatible 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MS Pro-HG.

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

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10MP, and the effective megapixels (image)s range from 2MP to 17MP. When compared to other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the NEX-EA50M that we have checked, the effective megapixels (image) of the Sony NEX-EA50M of 16.1 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of 13.6 megapixels, the Sony NEX-EA50M has a quite high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M. The effective megapixels (movie)s of big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.1MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 9.3MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a built-in display, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price].

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,600 pixels, the Sony NEX-EA50M has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-EA50M. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 92,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The NEX-EA50M has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it. This camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The cables included "AV" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than the 64 ISO sensitivity found on most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera have 100, 160, 2, 500, 4, 000, 5, 000 and 25 and 600 ISO sensitivitys. The ISO sensitivity of all camcorders of this age and type ranges from Auto (worst) to 25,600 (best).

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony NEX-EA50M is more than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50M. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-EA50M have an image stabilizer, however the Sony NEX-EA50M does not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of camcorders of this type and age range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 130x. With a digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-EA50M has a very small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-EA50M.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 2x (digital) video cameras and we think the Sony NEX-VG30[plb_1543923_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-EA50M do not have an interchangeable lens. The NEX-EA50M is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this camcorder and we think the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the NEX-EA50M are not 3D. The NEX-EA50M is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50M do not have a built-in projector. The NEX-EA50M is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580E[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony NEX-EA50M does not have a night mode. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony NEX-EA50M is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the Sony NEX-EA50M is one of the heavier comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the NEX-EA50M amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The weights of big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 65g to 3kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-EA50M

Full HD HD Type

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

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony camcorder was released over two years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
PictBridge
XLR in
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity

Expert Reviews

La NEX-EA50 est une offre intéressante pour ceux qui cherchent une caméra d'épaule "bon marché" avec optique interchangeable. Elle remplit le cahier des charges attendu pour un caméscope...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nexea50, sony nexea50m, offers nexea50, offers nexea50m
Barcodes 04905524994728

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