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Sony NEX-EA50M Camcorder

16.7MP Yes 1.7kg CMOS Nov 2014
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony video cameras have excellent reviews
Quite fast maximum frame rate
Quite small digital zoom

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Reviews

Sony Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 4,899 expert and owner reviews (including 425 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has excellent reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This big total megapixels video camera has been on the market since November 2014.


Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 170x. The Sony NEX-EA50M has one of the smallest digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Video

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The slowest maximum frame rate of video cameras of this age and type is 25fps and the fastest is 120fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Sony NEX-EA50M has a fairly fast maximum frame rate compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Full HD

Full HD

The NEX-EA50M is Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of camcorders of this type and age range from 2" to 7.6". When compared to other video cameras of this type and age that we have checked, the NEX-EA50M's display diagonal of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The NEX-EA50M has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (921,600 pixels) amongst video cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 650,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The NEX-EA50M supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also support HDMI.

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Has an XLR in

The Sony NEX-EA50M has an XLR in, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera, the NEX-EA50M does not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The NEX-EA50M features USB connectivity, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The NEX-EA50M has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The NEX-EA50M has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

The NEX-EA50M has a quite high effective megapixels (image) (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The average effective megapixels (image) of video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder is 11MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 2MP to 25MP.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of 13.6 megapixels, the Sony NEX-EA50M has a quite high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder is 1.1MP and the highest is 5,100,000MP.

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16.7 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 16.7 megapixels sensor camcorder.

If this camcorder total megapixels is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony PXW-Z100 ($5,043.99) (18.9MP).

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

At 1.7 kilograms, the NEX-EA50M is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera. Big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera have weights of between 59g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 580g.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X1000 ($2,195) (1.6kg).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers nexea50m, sony nexea50m
Barcodes 04905524994728

Sony NEX-EA50M Review Sources

To prepare this Sony NEX-EA50M review we compared this camcorder to 580 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,370 product attributes, 25,678 camcorder reviews and 1,352,600 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

Vastly smaller
Vastly smaller
Lighter
Lower display resolution
Panasonic HC-X1000

Panasonic
HC-X1000

$ 2,195.00
8x bigger digital zoom
25% smaller minimum illumination
Higher display resolution
7.25MP lower megapixel count
JVC GY-HM200

JVC
GY-HM200

$ 2,092.99
4 times higher maximum video resolution
10x bigger digital zoom
Newer by seven months
Smaller sensor size
Smaller minimum illumination
Significantly smaller
Lighter
2.5MP smaller sensor size
Significantly smaller minimum illumination
Significantly lighter
Newer by eight months
7.81MP lower megapixel count
2lx smaller minimum illumination
2.2MP bigger sensor size
Moderately smaller
4.8MP lower movie megapixel count
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