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Sony NEX-EA50M vs Sony PXW-Z100

Sony NEX-EA50M vs Sony PXW-Z100

Sony NEX-EA50M
Sony PXW-Z100

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
4.8MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony NEX-EA50M is 13.6MP (movie mode), but the Sony PXW-Z100 is only an 8.8MP (movie mode) camcorder (4.8MP lower).
1% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 60fps camcorder. That's 0.060000000000002fps faster than the Sony PXW-Z100 (59.94fps).
Lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M is a 1.7kg weight camcorder. That's 740g lighter than the Sony PXW-Z100 (2.5kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 Reasons For
2.2MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is an 18.9MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50M 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has an image stabilizer, but the Sony NEX-EA50M does not have an image stabilizer. 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.

2lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a minimum illumination of 3lx, however the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 5lx minimum illumination camcorder (2lx bigger).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony NEX-EA50M is only 16.7MP sensor, but the Sony PXW-Z100 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.

2lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50M has a minimum illumination of 5lx, whereas the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (2lx smaller).
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4 Reasons Against
4.8MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is an 8.8MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-EA50M is a 13.6MP (movie mode) camcorder (4.8MP higher).
1% slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 59.94fps camcorder. That's 0.060000000000002fps slower than the Sony NEX-EA50M (59.94fps).
Heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 2.5kg weight camcorder. That's 740g heavier than the Sony NEX-EA50M (2.5kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Six months older
The Sony PXW-Z100 is older than the Sony NEX-EA50M by six months.

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Date Released

30 months Ago 36 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
16.7MP 18.9MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
16.1MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
13.6MP
BEST
8.8MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 600
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 82
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25
BEST
 25600
 5000
 4000
 2500
 500
 400
 250
 160
 100
 50
 25

White Balance

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 30 1/3 - 1/9000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
5lx 3lx
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
59.94fps

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.75h
Battery Type
NP-F770 NP-F970
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
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