NEX-EA50M (NEXEA50M)Discontinued

NXCAM Large Format Sensor camcorder with E-mount lens system and SELP18105G zoom lens

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Overview

Versatile and affordable Large Format Sensor NXCAM camcorder
The NEX-EA50M 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 Full HD movies and high-quality still photos. It is supplied with the SELP18105G 18-105mm F4 Constant Aperture Servo Zoom G lens. The lens features constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range, quiet and continuous variable focus/zoom/iris operation. The length of the lens remains constant for maximum handling consistency, combined with Optical Steady Shot™ image stabilisation, making it ideal for shooting moving images. Variable zooming speed is electronically controlled by zoom rocker levers located on the camcorder’s handgrip, top handle, a zoom rocker on the lens itself and by LANC compatible remote controllers. An innovative design with an extendible shoulder-pad allows you to switch between handheld and shoulder-mount operation as required, with no need for additional accessories.
Supplied with F4 Constant Aperture Servo Zoom G lens
The NEX-EA50M features the SELP18105G 18-105mm zoom lens offering constant F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range.

Features

Full HD recording
Full 1920 x 1080 AVCHD 2.0 Recording with 60/50Hz selection (50p/25p/50i or 60p/30p/24p/60i) NOTE: * *60p/i means 59.94p/i. 30p and 24p mean 29.97p and 23.98p, respectively.
Large Format Sensor for creative expression
Large Format APS-C HD CMOS Sensor for high quality, creative moving images and shallow depth of field control. The large format Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor gives the user creative freedom when shooting Full HD movies and high-quality still photos.
Unique design for versatile shooting options
The unique design of the NEX-EA50M further adds to the camcorder’s versatility. When the shoulder pad is extended, the camcorder can be balanced on the shoulder giving added stability for longer shooting times. Alternatively, when the shoulder pad is returned to its original position, the camcorder becomes compact enough to use in various handheld styles, allowing users to capture a wide variety of shots.
Interchangeable E-mount lens system
The NEX-EA50M incorporates the Sony E-mount interchangeable lens system, which enables auto focus, auto exposure and stabilisation during shooting. With its short flange back distance, it is possible to attach both established A-mount lenses via the LA-EA4 lens mount adapter, and an unrivalled choice of other brands lenses using third-party adapters.
Supplied with Constant Aperture Servo Zoom G lens
The SELP18105G 18-105mm F4 Constant Aperture Servo Zoom G lens features F4 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range, quiet and continuous variable focus/zoom/iris operation. The length of the lens remains constant for maximum handling consistency, combined with Optical Steady Shot™ image stabilisation, making it ideal for shooting moving images. Variable zooming speed is electronically controlled by zoom rocker levers located on the camcorder’s handgrip, top handle, a zoom rocker on the lens itself and by LANC compatible remote controllers.
Part of the professional NXCAM camcorder range
The NEX-EA50M features a range of professional functions usually associated with NXCAM camcorders, such as 2-channel XLR audio, Linear PCM audio, time code, user bit and built-in GPS.
16.1 Megapixel still image capture
The camcorder can capture 16.1 megapixel still pictures with JPEG format support only. In addition, the NEX-EA50M has a built-in mechanical shutter to eliminate shutter-induced blur during long exposures while capturing still pictures.
A variety of recording media options
Sony’s HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit can dock directly to the camcorder for recording an immediate backup. The camcorder is compatible with the Mirroring Memory Stick (MS-PX64/32/16) which is the world’s first memory card featuring a “Mirroring” function. This enables the card to deliver high reliability and data security through a dual recording (mirroring) function. This professional memory card is available in 3 different capacities: 16GB; 32GB and 64GB.

Specifications

VIDEO SIGNAL
HD
HDTV 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p, 1080/24p, 1080/60p, 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 720/60p
SD/STD
PAL / NTSC
LENS
G Lens
Yes
Carl Zeiss Lens - Vario Tessar
No
Lens Mount
E mount
Focus
AF/MF selectable
AF
Yes
Infinity
No
One-push Auto
Yes
AF Assist
No
Spot Focus
Yes
Spot Focus/Meter
No
Spot Meter
No
Expanded Focus
Yes (x4,x8)
Focus Macro
No
Zoom - Seesaw / Ring / Handdle seesaw
Seesaw/Handle Seesaw
Digital Zoom Ratio
x1.0 - x2.0
Handle Zoom Speed
Yes(max 32steps)
Speed Zoom
No
Digital Extender
No
Iris
Auto /Manual
Iris Ring
No
Iris Dial
Yes
One-push Auto Iris
Yes
Auto Iris Limit
No
Iris Ring Rotate
No
CAMERA
Imager
Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
Imager Size
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Gross pixels
Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Effective pixels of moving pictures in 16:9
Approx. 13.6 megapixels
Effective pixels of still images in 16:9
Approx. 13.6 megapixels
Effective pixels of still images in 3:2
Approx. 16.1 megapixels
Minimum Illumination
5 lx (w/ SELP18105GLens, 1/24 shutter speed, Auto IRIS, Auto GAIN) [60i]
5 lx (w/ SELP18105GLens, 1/25 shutter speed, Auto IRIS, Auto GAIN) [50i]
LOW LUX
No
NightShot(Plus)
No
ND Filter
No
Gain
Auto / Manual
Manual Gain Setup
Yes (L,M,H : Setting 0dB - 30dB, 3dB steps)
ISO SET
Yes (L,M,H : Setting 160 - ,5000 1/2EV steps)[Movie]*6
Yes (L,M.H : Setting 100 - 25600 1/2EV steps)[Still]"
Smooth Gain
No
Hyper Gain
No
AGC Limit
Yes (Selectable 0dB - 27dB, 3dB steps)
AUTO ISO LIMIT
Yes (Selectable 160 - 4000, 1/2EV steps)[Movie] *7
Yes(Selectable 100 - 2500 1/2EV steps)[Still]
Minus Gain
No
White Balance
Auto / Manual
WB Preset
Yes (Outdoor, Indoor, Manual WB Setup)
One-push WB
Yes (A / B)
WB Outdoor Level
Yes (-7 - +7)
WB temperature Set
Yes (2300 - 15000K, 100K steps)
ATW Sensitivity
No
WB Shift
Yes (Picture Profile)
Smooth WB
No
Shutter Speed
Auto / Manual
Auto
1/60 - 1/10000 (60i, 60p), 1/30 - 1/10000 (30p), 1/48 - 1/10000 (24p) [60i]
1/50 - 1/10000 (50i, 50p), 1/25 - 1/10000 (25p)[50i]
30s-1/4000[Still]
Manual
1/4 - 1/10000 (60i, 30p, 60p), 1/3 - 1/10000 (24p) [60i]
1/3-1/10000 [50i]
30s-1/4000[Still]
Slow & Quick Motion Rec
No
Clear Scan
No
AE - AE Shift
Yes (ON/OFF, -2.0EV - 2.0EV)
AE Response
No
Flicker Reduce
Yes(fixed to ON)
Back Light
No
Spot Light
No
SteadyShot
Yes
Movie Set
Yes(Active, Standard, OFF)
Still Set
Yes(Standard, OFF)
Conversion Lens
No
SteadyShot Type
No
Active SteadyShot Type
No
Fader
No
x.v.Color
No
Color Bar
Yes (ON / OFF)
Type
No
Tone
Yes (ON / OFF)
Low Lux / NightShot(Plus) / Tele Macro
No
Face Detection
Yes
Exposure Control / Color Control
No
Focus Control / Face Touch / Auto Control / Bit Allocation on Face
Yes
Face Index
No
Smile Shutter - Detection Set / Smile Sensitivity / Smile Priority
No
Intelligent Auto - Landscape / Backlight / Twilight / Spotlight / Low light / Macro / Portrait
No
Intelligent Auto - Baby / Walk / Tripod
No
Scene Selection - Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Candle / Sunrise - Sunset / Fireworks
No
Scene Selection - Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Sports / Beach / Snow
No
Shot Transition
Yes(Focus)
Focus Marking
No
Camera Profile / Auto Black Balance
Yes
Picture Profile
Yes (PP1 - PP6, OFF)
Black Level - Black Level / Master Black / Black R / Black G / Black B
-15 - +15 / No / No / No / No
Gamma
STANDARD, STILL, Cinematone1, Cinematone2, ITU709
Black Gamma - Range
High, Middle, Low
Level
-7 - +7
Knee - Mode
Auto / Manual
Auto Set
Max Point / Sensitivity
Manual Set
Point / Slope
Color Mode - Type
STANDARD, STILL, Cinematone1,Cinematone2, PRO, ITU709 MATRIX
Level
1 - 8
Color Level
-8 - +7
Color Phase
-7 - +7
Color Depth - R / G / B / C / M / Y
-7 - +7
WB Shift - Filter Type
LB-CC / R-B
LB[Color Temperature] / CC[MG/GR] / R Gain / B Gain
-9 - +9
Detail - Level / Manual Set / V/H Balance / B/W Balance / Limit / Black Limit / White Limit
-7 - +7 / Yes (ON / OFF) / -2 - +2 / Type1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / 0 - +7 / No / No
Crispening / High-light Detail
0 - +7 / 0- +4
Skintone Detail / Level / Color Sel / Phase / Range / Saturation / Reverse / Y Level / Y Range
No
Color Correction / Profile Name
No
Copy / Reset
Yes
CAMERA (STILL IMAGE)
Still Image
Yes
Number of pixels (16:9)
13.6M/7.1M/3.4M
Number of pixels (4:3)
16.0M,8.4M,4.0M
REC / PLAYBACK / OUTPUT
Recording Format - HD
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
Recording Format - SD/STD
MPEG-2 PS
Recording Mode [60Hz] - HD PS (28Mbps) 1920x1080/60p / HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/60i
Yes
HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/60i / HD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080/60i
Yes
HD SP (7Mbps) 1440x1080/60i
No (Except for playback)
HD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080/60i / HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/24p / HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/24p
Yes
HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/30p / HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/30p
Yes
SD/STD HQ (9Mbps) 720x480/60i (24p Scan) / SD/STD HQ (9Mbps) 720x480/60i (30p Scan)
No (Except for playback)
SD/STD SP (6Mbps) 720x480/60i / SD/STD LP (3Mbps) 720x480/60i
No (Except for playback)
Recording Mode [50Hz] - HD PS (28Mbps) 1920x1080/50p / HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/50i
Yes
HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/50i / HD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080/50i
Yes
HD SP (7Mbps) 1440x1080/50i
No (Except for playback)
HD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080/50i / HD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/25p / HD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/25p
Yes
HD FX (24Mbps) 1280x720/50p / HD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720/50p / SD/STD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i
Yes
SD/STD HQ (9Mbps)720x576/50i (25p Scan)/SD/STD SP (6Mbps) 720x576/50i /SD/STD LP (3Mbps) 720x576/50i
No (Except for playback)
Recording Media - External Memory
Memory Stick, SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card *3
Flash Memory Unit / Internal Memory
Yes / No
Memory Stick Type *4 - Memory Stick / Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO / Memory Stick PRO Duo
No
Memory Stick PRO Duo(Mark2) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX
Yes
Memory Stick Micro
No
SD/STD Wide Rec
Yes (ON / OFF)
Simultaneous Rec - HD-HD / HD-SD/STD / SD/STD-SD/STD
Yes / No / No
Rec Button Set / Relay Rec
No
Slow & Quick Motion - Rec Format / Scan Frame Rate / Shutter Speed / Trigger Type
No
GolfShot
No
GPS Rec / Date Rec
Yes (ON / OFF)
Interval Rec / Smooth Interval Rec / Frame Rec / Rec Review / Last Scene Review
No / No / No / No / Yes
Playback - Search (+/-) / Scan (+/-) / Step (+/-) / Next - Previous / Slow Playback / 2x Playback
No / Yes / No / Yes / Yes / No
Photo Capture from Playback mode
Yes
Original Edit - Delete / Protect / Move / Copy / Triming / Divide / Combine
Yes (Select) / Yes / No / Yes / No / Yes / No
Playlist Edit - Number of Playlist / Add-Erase-Erase All / Move / Copy / Triming / Divide / Combine
No
Movie Dubbing - Memory card --> Flash Memory Unit / Flash Memory Unit --> Memory card
Yes
Photo Copy - Memory card --> Flash Memory Unit / Flash Memory Unit --> Memory card
Yes
Media Format / Media Empty / Repair Imaging Data Base File
Yes
USB Connect - Memory card / Internal Memory / Flash Memory Unit
Yes / No / No
Direct Copy
Yes
Playback Zoom / NTSC Playback on PAL TV / PAL Playback on NTSC TV
Yes(Still Only) / No / No
HDMI TC Output
Yes
Video Output / Output Select
Yes / Yes (HDMI/COMPONENT, VIDEO)
HDMI / Component
Yes
1080p/480i, 720p/480i, 1080i/480i, 480p, 480i [60i]
1080p/576i, 720p/576i, 1080i/576i, 576p, 576i [50i]
P/PsF / SDI / Down Convert Type
No / No / Yes (Squeeze, Letter Box 16:9, Edge Crop)
SD-SDI Set / Video Index / RP188 ATC / VITC Line Select [60i]
No
AUDIO
Audio Format - HD
Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Audio Format - SD/STD
Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Audio Limit
Yes (ON / OFF)
Built-in Microphone / INT MIC NR / INT MIC Sensitivity / Wind Position
Yes / No / Yes / Yes
XLR Input
Yes (INPUT1, 2)
INPUT1 switch / INPUT2 switch
Yes (LINE, MIC, MIC +48V) / Yes (LINE, MIC, MIC +48V)
ATT(INPUT1) switch / ATT(INPUT2) switch
No
LOW CUT(INPUT1) switch / LOW CUT(INPUT2) switch / REC CH SELECT(INPUT1) switch
No
CH1 select switch / CH2 select switch
Yes (INT MIC, INPUT1) / Yes (INT MIC,INPUT1, INPUT2)
AUTO / MAN (CH1) switch / AUTO / MAN (CH2) switch /
Yes (AUTO / MAN)
AUDIO LEVEL (CH1) dial / AUDIO LEVEL (CH2) dial
Yes (0 - 10)
XLR AGC Link / Manual Gain
Yes (Separate / Linked) / No
INPUT1 MIC NR / INPUT1 Trim / INPUT1 Wind / INPUT2 MIC NR / INPUT2 Trim / INPUT2 Wind
No / Yes (-18 - +12 dB, 6dB steps) / Yes (ON / OFF) / No / Yes (-18 - +12 dB, 6dB steps) / Yes (ON / OFF)
Headphone / Audio Monitor / Audio Output Timing / Volume Control
Yes / Yes(CH1, CH2, STEREO / MIX) / Yes(fixed to ON) / Yes(+)(-) 16steps
Speaker / Speaker Volume Control
Yes (18mm) / Yes(+)(-) 16steps
LCD SCREEN
Size
8.8cm (3.5Type) WIDE (16:9) ratio
Number of Pixels
921,600 dots (1920x480)
XtraFine LCD / Hybrid LCD Monitor / Touch Panel / LCD ON/OFF *1 / Backlight On/Off / LCD Brightness
Yes / No / Yes / No / No / Yes (Normal / Bright)
Color Control / Hue Control / Upside Down-Mirror
No / No / Yes
Opening Angle / Turning Angle (Counter Clockwise / Clockwise) / For Monitoring
90 deg / 270 deg / 0deg /90 deg
Anti-refrection Treatment / Anti-fingerprint Treatment
Yes
DISPLAY
Zebra / Level
Yes (ON / OFF) / 70 - 100%, 5% steps / 100+
Peaking / Color / Level
Yes (ON / OFF) / Yes (White, Red, Yellow) / Yes (HIgh, Middle, Low)
Marker / Center / Aspect / Safety Zone / Guide Frame
Yes (ON / OFF) / Yes (ON / OFF) / Yes (OFF, 4:3, 13:9, 14:9, 15:9,1.66:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1) / Yes (OFF, 80%, 90%) / Yes (ON / OFF)
Histogram
Yes (OFF / ON / ON [Zebra Point])
EXP.FOCUS Type
Yes(x4.0,x8.0,x4.0/8.0)
Camera Data Display
Yes (ON / OFF)
Audio Level Display
Yes (ON / OFF)
Zoom Display
Yes (Bar / Number)
Focus Display
Yes
Shutter Speed Display
Yes(Second/Degree)
ISO Sensitivity Display
Yes
[Move] Remaining Time Display
Yes (Auto)
GPS Time Display
Yes
OSDOutput
Yes (LCD / All OUTPUT)
Data Code Display
Yes (Rec Date/Time, GPS info, Camera info)
Media Info
Yes(Status Check)
Display Settings
Yes(ON/OFF/ALLOFF)
TC/UB SET
TC PRESET / UB PRESET
Yes (PRESET / RESET)
TC FORMAT / TC RUN / TC MAKE
Yes (DF / NDF) / Yes (REC RUN / FREE RUN) / Yes (PRESET / REGENERATE)
UB TIME REC
Yes (ON / OFF)
TC LINK - i.LINK jack / TC LINK jack
No
TC COUNTUP / UB DATE / TC TIME
No
OTHERS (MENU)
Assignable Button
Yes (ASSIGN1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Clock Set / Area Set
Yes
Summer Time Set / Beep Sound / Front Tally / Rear Tally / Remote
Yes (ON / OFF)
60i/50i Sel
Yes
Operation Time
Yes
Caribration
Yes
Charge on camcorder
No
Auto Shut Off
No
InfoLITHIUM system
Yes
Multi-Language
Multi-Language Operation
English / French / Italian / German / Spanish / Dutch / Russian / Portugese / Greek / Arabic / Persian / Turkish / Polish / Czech / Hugarian
Default Language
English
REMOTE COMMANDER
Remote Commander
RMT-845
Movie - REC Start/Stop / Zoom / Review / Display / TC RESET
Yes / No / No / Yes / Yes
Movie/Play/Edit common - Cursor Key (4 directional) / Enter / Mode / Display
Yes / Yes / Yes (for Visual Index) / Yes
View Images position - PB / Stop / NEXT / PREV
Yes
STEP(+) / STEP(-)
No
SCAN/SLOW
Yes / Yes
Pause
Yes
Line In REC
No
Data Code
Yes
Mode
DVD2
JACK
SDI Out jack / HDMI Out jack / i.LINK jack
No / Yes (Type A connector) / No
Component Out jack / Video Out jack / Audio Out jack
Yes (Pin connector x3) / Yes (Pin connector x1) / Yes (Pin connector x2)
S-Video jack / A/V Remote connector / TC LINK In/Out jack
No
Headphone jack / MIC input jack
Yes (Stereo-minijack Ø 3.5 mm) / No
Audio Input1 / Input2 jacks
Yes (XLR 3-pin x2)
USB jack
Yes (mini AB / Hi-Speed)
Remote jack
Yes (Stereo mini-minijack Ø 2.5 mm)
DC IN jack / Flash Memory Unit jack
No / Yes
GENERAL
Mass (Body only)
1720g / 3lb 12.7oz
Battery, VF w/ large eyecup, handle - NP-F770
2740g / 6lb 0.7oz
ECM-XM1, grip w/o gripbelt) - NP-F970
2920g / 6lb 7.0oz
Power Consumption *2 (w/ ECM-XM1 and LCD with normal brightness)
5.5W (w/ SELP18105G Lens)
Power Requirements (AC adaptor / Battery)
7.6V / 7.2V
Dimension (WxHxD) (including protrusions) / (Body only)
142.5 x 203 x 305.5 (mm) / 5 5/8 x 8 x 12 1/8 (inch)
Dimension (WxHxD) (including protrusions) / (Body w/ SELP18105G) *5
251.5 x 207.5 x 438.5 (mm) / 10 x 8 1/4 x 17 3/8(inch)
Carton size (WxHxD)
550 x 245 x 245 (mm)
Operating Temperature
0 to +40 deg C (+32 to +104 deg F)
Storage Temperature
-20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)
Storage Temperature
-20 to +60 deg C (-4 to +140 deg F)
Dustproof/Rainproof
No
Accessory Shoe - Normal
Yes
Multi Interface Shoe
Yes
Notes
*1 - LCD ON/OFF
LCD will be turned on/off in accordance with LCD open/close.
*2 - Power Consumption
When Flash Memory Unit HXR-FMU128 is used, the average power consumption increases about 1.1 W.
*3 - Recommended Speed Class
AVCHD Model / Class 4 or higher , Standard Definition Model / Class 2 or higher
*4- Compatible Memory Stick (tm) type
Recommended MS : AVCHD Model / Capacity: more than 1GB , Standard Definition Model / Capacity: more than 512MB
*5- Dimension
Including VF w/ large eyecup, handle, ECM-XM1, grip w/o gripbelt
*6- ISO Setting Range
Setting range when picture profile is set to [OFF] in movie mode
Supplied Accessories
AC Adaptor - AC-VL1
1
Rechargeable Battery Pack - NP-F770
1
Connecting cord - DK-415
1
Memory Stick RRO-Duo
0
Microphone - ECM-XM1
1
Remote Commander - RMT-845
1
Component video cable
0
A/V connecting cable
1
USB cable
1
USB Adaptor Cable - VMC-UAM1
1
Large eyecup
1
Lens - SELP18105G
1
Lens hood with lens cover - Lens cap & Lens hood
1
Accessory shoe kit - Shue spring
1
Lithium Battery - CR2025
1
Clock Lithium (Installed)
1
Application Software (CD-ROM) - Content Browser
1