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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
The NEX-EA50UM has F4 Constant Aperture Servo Zoom G Lens "SELP18105G", and is the replacement model of the NEX-EA50UH.The lens features constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range,... More
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Unboxing - Sony NEX-EA50M
Camera Viewing - Sony NEX-EA50M + Sony 18-105mm G f/4 (Full Review in Description)

13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 3,510 owner and expert reviews for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its big sensor size video cameras.

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The NEX-EA50M has one of the faster maximum frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The average maximum frame rate of camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 55fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the NEX-EA50M is Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony NEX-EA50M has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have an HDMI port.

Other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price].

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Sony NEX-EA50M supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of this age and spec. Most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC memory card. This video camera also support a Memory Stick (MS) and SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a comparable type and age to the NEX-EA50M.

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

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

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Very High Megapixel Count

When compared to other camcorders of this age and spec, the megapixel count of the NEX-EA50M of 16.1 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest megapixel count of big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M is 2MP and the highest is 17MP.

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Quite High Movie Megapixel Count

The NEX-EA50M has one of the higher movie megapixel counts (13.6 megapixels) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-EA50M the movie megapixel counts range from 1.1MP to 17MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

The NEX-EA50M has a built-in display. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Sony HDR-PJ650[plb_1610617_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The NEX-EA50M has a quite high display resolution (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-EA50M. Video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NEX-EA50M have display resolutions of between 91,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony NEX-EA50M is more than most similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable type and age to the NEX-EA50M. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a greater number of included cables than most comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the NEX-EA50M. The cable included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The Sony NEX-EA50M has a higher ISO sensitivity than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony video camera has a 400 ISO sensitivity, whereas most similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. This Sony camcorder also have 100, 160, 2, 500, 4, 000, 5, 000 and 25 and 600 ISO sensitivities. Across all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-EA50M the worst ISO sensitivity is Auto and the best is 25,600.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-EA50M does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec do have an image stabiliser.

Other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-EA50M that we have assessed, the NEX-EA50M's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The average digital zoom of big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50M is 160x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,500x.

We compared all the other 2x (digital) video cameras to this video camera and we think the Sony NEX-VG30[plb_1543923_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens. The NEX-EA50M is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The NEX-EA50M is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price], or the HC-X920[pl_1974849_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most similar spec video cameras that were launched 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 Sony NEX-EA50M is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50M are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might 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

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the NEX-EA50M does not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider include 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-EA50M is fairly heavy compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50M. Camcorders of this type and age have weights of between 65g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 670g.

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Very Big

The NEX-EA50M is very big (203 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-EA50M. Big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M have heights of between 22mm and 240mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-EA50M

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The NEX-EA50M has a relatively standard screen size (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-EA50M.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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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

Expert Reviews

La NEX-EA50 est une offre intéressante pour ceux qui cherchent une caméra d'épaule "bon marché" avec optique interchangeable. Elle remplit le cahier des charges attendu pour un caméscope...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nexea50, sony nexea50m, offers nexea50, offers nexea50m
Barcodes 04905524994728

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