Sony FDR-AX1 vs Sony NEX-EA50

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Sony FDR-AX1
Sony NEX-EA50

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Sony FDR-AX1 is 18.9MPMP sensor, but the Sony NEX-EA50 is only a 16.7MPMP sensor camcorder (2.2MP smaller). 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.

Slightly smaller Edit
Sony FDR-AX1 is 193mmmm high, but the Sony NEX-EA50 is a 203mmmm high camcorder (10mm bigger).
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
5 Reasons For
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, however the Sony FDR-AX1 is only a 1,229,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (920 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 1.7kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.7g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX1 (1.7kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

56.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 305.5mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX1 is a 362mmmm deep camcorder (56.5mm bigger).
46.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 142.5mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX1 is a 189mmmm wide camcorder (46.5mm bigger).
$1,353 cheaper
The Sony NEX-EA50 is $1,353.05 cheaper than the Sony FDR-AX1.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
920x lower display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 has a display resolution of 1,229,000 pixels pixels, however the Sony NEX-EA50 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (920 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.7g heavier than the Sony NEX-EA50 (1.7kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

56.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 362mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50 is a 305.5mmmm deep camcorder (56.5mm smaller).
46.5mm bigger Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 189mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50 is a 142.5mmmm wide camcorder (46.5mm smaller).
$1,353 more expensive
The Sony FDR-AX1 is more expensive than the Sony NEX-EA50 by $1,353.05.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Sony NEX-EA50 is only 16.7MPMP sensor, but the Sony FDR-AX1 is an 18.9MPMP sensor camcorder (2.2MP 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.

A little bigger Edit
Sony NEX-EA50 is 203mmmm high, but the Sony FDR-AX1 is a 193mmmm high camcorder (10mm smaller).
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Sony NEX-EA50, but 3 sellers sell the Sony FDR-AX1. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
One year older
The Sony NEX-EA50 is older than the Sony FDR-AX1 by one year.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
18.9MP
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16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
8.3MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
590mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
1.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 82 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 25600
 12800
 6400
 3200
 1600
 800
 640
 400
 320
 200
 160
 100
 80
 64
 25
 25600
 12800
 6400
 3200
 1600
 800
 640
 400
 320
 200
 160
 100
 80
 64
 25
BEST

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Indoor
 Manual
 Auto
 Indoor
 Manual

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution
1,229,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
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Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
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 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
Minimum Illumination
4lx 4lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
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 LPCM
 PCM

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
NP-F970 NP-F770
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 4,400mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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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
2.4kg 1.7kg
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Height
193mm
BEST
203mm
Depth
362mm 305.5mm
BEST
Width
189mm 142.5mm
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Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV

Other Features

Aperture Range
1.6 - 3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-845
Package Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 550 x 245 x 245

Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blade
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
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