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Sony NEX-EA50M
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Sony NEX-EA50M Camcorder

16.7MP 1.7kg CMOS Nov 2014
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Big sensor size video cameras manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just big sensor size video cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Camcorders of this spec and age have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 120fps. The NEX-EA50M has a fairly fast maximum frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50M.

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Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the NEX-EA50M has one of the larger screen sizes amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M have screen sizes of between 2.3" and 3.5", and the average screen size is 3.1".

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NEX-EA50M, the Sony NEX-EA50M is Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21).

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony NEX-EA50M has an HDMI port. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-EA50M also have an HDMI port.

Other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21), or the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) both from Sony.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The NEX-EA50M supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this video camera support a Memory Stick (MS) and SD memory card. 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 memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable age and type to the NEX-EA50M.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

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

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Very High Megapixel Count

Video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M have megapixel counts of between 2MP and 17MP, and the average megapixel count is 9.8MP. The megapixel count of the NEX-EA50M of 16.1 megapixels is one of the highest amongst camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50M.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of 13.6 megapixels, the NEX-EA50M has a fairly high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the NEX-EA50M. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50M the movie megapixel counts range from 1.1MP to 17MP, and the average movie megapixel count is 8.6MP.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50M, the Sony NEX-EA50M has a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ760, or the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) both from Sony.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

At 921,600 pixels, the Sony NEX-EA50M has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the NEX-EA50M. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the NEX-EA50M is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the NEX-EA50M is more than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the NEX-EA50M. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than most camcorders of this age and spec. 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, 2, 500, 4, 000, 5, 000 and 25 and 600 ISO sensitivities. The best ISO sensitivity of all comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 25,600 and the worst is Auto.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years have an image stabiliser, however the NEX-EA50M does not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to consider including the HDR-PJ760, or the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50M is 160x. When compared to other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NEX-EA50M, the Sony NEX-EA50M's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

Alternative 2x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony NEX-VG30 ($1,149.99) which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony NEX-EA50M is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

Other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the NEX-VG20 ($106.99), the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21), or the NEX-VG30 ($1,149.99) all from Sony.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony NEX-EA50M is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the HC-V707, or the HC-X920 ($649.00) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this spec and age do not have a night mode. The Sony NEX-EA50M is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony NEX-EA50M is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30, or the JVC GZ-R15.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar spec and age to the NEX-EA50M do not have a built-in projector. The Sony NEX-EA50M is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the HDR-PJ580, the HDR-PJ760, or the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21) all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Heavy

The NEX-EA50M is fairly heavy (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50M. The weights of video cameras of this type and age range from 65g to 3.3kg.

Alternative video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony NEX-EA50 ($3,210.99) (1.7kg).

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Very Big

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-EA50M the heights range from 22mm to 240mm, and the average height is 100mm. The Sony NEX-EA50M is very big (203 millimeters) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50M.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-EA50M

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony video camera was released over two years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features

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
Barcodes 04905524994728

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