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Sony NEXEA50UH Camcorder

16.7MP 1.7kg CMOS Oct 2012
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Image Stabilizer Release Date
The NEX-EA50EH is a professional NXCAM Camcorder with a large format Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor and interchangeable E-mount lens system providing exceptional creative freedom when shooting both... More
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14 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

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

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony NEX-EA50 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50 do not have an interchangeable lens.

Other camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] all from Sony.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NEX-EA50 is 2.3" and the largest is 7.6". At 3.5 inches, the NEX-EA50 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-EA50 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-EA50 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Full HD

The NEX-EA50 is Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50 also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The NEX-EA50 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-EA50.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The NEX-EA50 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras of a similar age and type to it support an SDHC memory card. This Sony video camera also support Memory Stick (MS) and MS PRO and SD memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

An MS Pro-HG memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

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

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Very High Battery Capacity

At 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the NEX-EA50 has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50. The battery capacities of big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-EA50 range from 700mAh to 5,800mAh.

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Has a Built-In Display

The NEX-EA50 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in display.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The Sony NEX-EA50 has a quite high display resolution (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50. Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50 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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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-EA50 video modes range from 480p (worst) to 1080p (best).

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The Sony NEX-EA50 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the NEX-EA50 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of this age and type. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The NEX-EA50 has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than the 64 ISO sensitivity found on most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it. In addition, this Sony camcorder have 100, 160, 200, 320, 640, 800, 1, 600, 3, 200, 6, 400, 12, 800 and 25 and 600 ISO sensitivities. Camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-EA50 ISO sensitivities range from Auto (worst) to 25,600 (best).

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The NEX-EA50 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price], or the HC-X920[pl_1974849_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The NEX-EA50 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony NEX-EA50 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50 are also not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have a built-in projector. The Sony NEX-EA50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

At 1.7 kilograms, the NEX-EA50 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-EA50. The lightest big sensor size camcorder that is a comparable age to the NEX-EA50 is 65g weight and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

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Very Big

With a height of 203 millimeters, the NEX-EA50's height is one of the biggest amongst video cameras of this spec and age. The heights of camcorders of this age and type range from 22mm to 240mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-EA50

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over four years.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
XLR in
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Lens Hood
Other Features
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Remote Control Type
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)

Expert Reviews

1 September 2012

The new Sony NEX-EA50 was quite the surprise when Sony unveiled it a couple of weeks ago . Dan Chung of DSLR News Shooter recently got a hands-on demo of the new APS-C powered, ENG-style camera at... Read more…

5 March 2013

Von Mo, 26.November 2012 | 4 Seiten | Nachdem wir ja in den ersten zwei Teilen regelrecht für die Black Magic Cinema Camera ins Schwärmen geraten sind, erlauben wir uns jetzt auch einmal die...

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524914832, 05013493227682

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