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Sony NEX-EA50M
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Sony NEX-EA50M Camcorder

16.7MP 1.7kg CMOS Nov 2014
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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Unboxing - Sony NEX-EA50M
Camera Viewing - Sony NEX-EA50M + Sony 18-105mm G f/4 (Full Review in Description)

12 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Sony big total megapixels camcorders have good reviews as do all camcorders manufactured by Sony.

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The NEX-EA50M has a fairly fast maximum frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the NEX-EA50M. The average maximum frame rate of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50M is 57fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 30fps to 120fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago which are not Full HD, the NEX-EA50M is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the NEX-VG20, and the HDR-AS15 ($99.99) both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Sony NEX-EA50M has an HDMI. Most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-EA50M also have an HDMI.

There are a number of other camcorders with an HDMI currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The NEX-EA50M supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most big total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera support a Memory Stick (MS) and SD compatible 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all big total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MS PRO.

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

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 16.1 megapixels, the NEX-EA50M has one of the highest effective megapixels (image)s amongst big total megapixels camcorders of this age. Camcorders of a comparable type and age to the NEX-EA50M have effective megapixels (image)s of between 2MP and 17MP.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The NEX-EA50M has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie)s (13.6 megapixels) amongst big total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M the effective megapixels (movie)s range from 1.1MP to 17MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-EA50M also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,600 pixels, the NEX-EA50M has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50M is 91,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 620,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many big total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the Sony NEX-EA50M is more than most big total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This Sony video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on camcorders of this age and spec. The cables included "AV" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The NEX-EA50M has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than most camcorders of this type and age. Most video cameras that are a similar age to it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. This camcorder also have 100, 160, 2, 500, 4, 000, 5, 000 and 25 and 600 ISO sensitivitys. Video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50M ISO sensitivitys range from Auto to 25,600.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The NEX-EA50M does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the NEX-EA50M.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other big total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed the digital zoom of, the NEX-EA50M's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The smallest digital zoom of big total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50M is 2x, the biggest is 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

We compared all the other 2x (digital) video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-VG30 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the NEX-EA50M, the NEX-EA50M does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the NEX-VG20, or the NEX-VG30 both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Sony NEX-EA50M is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50M are also not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-V707.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The NEX-EA50M does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M also do not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ650 ($1,393.21), the HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21), or the FDR-AXP33 all from Sony.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50M do not have a night mode. The NEX-EA50M is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The NEX-EA50M is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50M are also not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HX-WA30 which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The weights of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-EA50M range from 65g to 3.3kg. With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the NEX-EA50M is one of the heavier big total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the NEX-EA50M amongst camcorders of this age.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Sony NEX-FS700R ($4,035.99) (1.7kg).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
PictBridge
XLR in
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity

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