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Sony NEX-EA50 vs Sony NEX-VG30

Sony NEX-EA50 vs Sony NEX-VG30

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Sony NEX-EA50
Sony NEX-VG30

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has an image stabilizer, but the Sony NEX-VG30 does not. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

15% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a display diagonal of 3.5", however the Sony NEX-VG30 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, however the Sony NEX-VG30 is a 9lx minimum illumination camcorder (5lx bigger).
1 Reason For
22% lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 is a 1.4kg weight camcorder. That's 300g lighter than the Sony NEX-EA50 (1.4kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
18% heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 1.7kg weight camcorder. That's 300g heavier than the Sony NEX-VG30 (1.4kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

One year older
The Sony NEX-EA50 is older than the Sony NEX-VG30 by one year.
3 Reasons Against
17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Sony NEX-EA50 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

5lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a minimum illumination of 9lx, however the Sony NEX-EA50 is a 4lx minimum illumination camcorder (5lx smaller).
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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
16.7MP 16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/8
 1/8
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11.1x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 322mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29 - 322
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 200
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 RAW
 RAW

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

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
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 1/4000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,600 pixels 921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
BEST
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Minimum Illumination
4lx
BEST
9lx
Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Geotagging
Progressive Scan
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Progressive scan

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 RAW
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Still Image Resolution(s)
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 3264
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
Audio Dubbing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio dubbing

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
S-Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video in
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
NP-F770 NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
7.2V 6.8V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.7kg 1.4kg
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Height
203mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
305.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
142.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
 Lens hood
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Spotlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 6.3
Auto Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
Remote Control Type
RMT-845 Unknown - Click to provide data
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
550 x 245 x 245 Unknown - Click to provide data
X.v.Color Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X.v.Color support

Technical Details

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
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