Sony NEX-EA50 vs Sony PXW-Z100

Sony NEX-EA50
Sony PXW-Z100

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 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.

$1,833 cheaper
The Sony NEX-EA50 costs $1,833 less than the Sony PXW-Z100.
3 Reasons For
2.2MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is an 18.9MP sensor camcorder. That's 2.2MP bigger than the Sony NEX-EA50 (18.9MP). 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 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1lx smaller than the Sony NEX-EA50 (3lx).
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Sony NEX-EA50 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
2.2MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 is a 16.7MP sensor camcorder, whereas 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.

25% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has a minimum illumination of 4lx, however the Sony PXW-Z100 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller).
Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Sony NEX-EA50 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Sony PXW-Z100 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Over one year older
The Sony NEX-EA50 is older than the Sony PXW-Z100 by 20 months.
2 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a weight of 2.5kg, however the Sony NEX-EA50 is a 1.7kg weight camcorder (740g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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

53 months Ago 33 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 (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Storage

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

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
Minimum Illumination
4lx 3lx
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

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

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 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
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
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
7.2V 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
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
 Lens hood

Other Features

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