Sony NEX-EA50 vs Sony PXW-Z100

Sony NEX-EA50
Sony PXW-Z100

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 1.7kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.8g lighter than the Sony PXW-Z100 (2.5kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

19% smaller Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a depth of 305.5mmmm, however the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 362mmmm deep camcorder (56.5mm bigger).
46.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a width of 142.5mmmm, however the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 189mmmm wide camcorder (46.5mm bigger).
$1,833 cheaper
The Sony NEX-EA50 costs $1,833 less than the Sony PXW-Z100.
4 Reasons For
2.2MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is an 18.9MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 2.2MP bigger than the Sony NEX-EA50 (18.9MPMP). 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.

Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx smaller than the Sony NEX-EA50 (3lxlx).
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony NEX-EA50 only has one USB 2.0 port.
6% smaller Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 193mmmm high camcorder. That's 10mm smaller than the Sony NEX-EA50 (193mmmm).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
2.2MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 16.7MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z100 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.

25% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a minimum illumination of 4lxlx, however the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller).
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Sony PXW-Z100 only has two USB 2.0 ports.
A bit bigger Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 203mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 193mmmm high camcorder (10mm smaller).
Over one year older
The Sony NEX-EA50 is older than the Sony PXW-Z100 by 20 months.
4 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a weight of 2.5kgg, however the Sony NEX-EA50 is a 1.7kgg weight camcorder (0.8g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

16% bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a depth of 362mmmm. That's 56.5mm bigger than the Sony NEX-EA50 (362mmmm).
25% bigger Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a width of 189mmmm. That's 46.5mm bigger than the Sony NEX-EA50 (189mmmm).
More expensive by $1,833
The Sony PXW-Z100 is $1,833 more expensive than the Sony NEX-EA50.

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Date Released

51 months Ago 32 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
16.7MP 18.9MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 600
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 82

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/3 - 1/9000

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
Minimum Illumination
4lx 3lx
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Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
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 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
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Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
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Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.75h
Battery Type
NP-F770 NP-F970
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
4,400mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.7kg
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2.5kg
Height
203mm 193mm
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Depth
305.5mm
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362mm
Width
142.5mm
BEST
189mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI

Other Features

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