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Sony FDR-AX1 vs Sony NEX-EA50

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 total megapixels Edit
Sony FDR-AX1 is 18.9MP sensor, but the Sony NEX-EA50 is only a 16.7MP 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.

307,400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,229,000 pixels, however the Sony NEX-EA50 is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution camcorder (307,400 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Available from 1 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.
3 Reasons For
Face detection Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a face detection, whereas the Sony FDR-AX1 does not.
Lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 1.7kg weight camcorder. That's 720g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX1 (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,189 cheaper
The Sony NEX-EA50 is $1,189 cheaper than the Sony FDR-AX1.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder. That's 720g heavier than the Sony NEX-EA50 (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,189 more expensive
The Sony FDR-AX1 is more expensive than the Sony NEX-EA50 by $1,189.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony NEX-EA50 is only 16.7MP sensor, but the Sony FDR-AX1 is an 18.9MP 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.

307,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, however the Sony FDR-AX1 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (307,400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Fewer sellers
Only 2 stores sells 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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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
18.9MP
BEST
16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.3MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
590mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
1.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.1 - 82 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
 XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
BEST
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

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Indoor
 Manual
 Auto
 Indoor
 Manual

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,229,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
4lx 4lx
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Geotagging
 Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Type
NP-F970 NP-F770
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg 1.7kg
BEST
Height
193mm 203mm
Depth
362mm 305.5mm
Width
189mm 142.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
 Lens hood

Other Features

Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Photo Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo mode
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-845
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 550 x 245 x 245

Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
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