Sony NEX Ea50

The NEX-EA50H 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 newly developed SELP18200 18-200mm 11x Power Zoom E-mount lens providing auto focus, continuous variable iris and Optical Steady Shot™ image stabilization with Active Mode, making it ideal for shooting moving images. Film-makers can achieve a constant zoom speed and smooth slow zoom, both of which can be difficult to accomplish with manual zoom lenses. 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.

Nex 50
  • 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-EA50H 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-EA50H 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-EA2 lens mount adapter, and an unrivalled choice of other brands lenses using third-party adapters.
  • Newly developed powered zoom lens
    The NEX-EA50H camcorder comes with the newly developed Power Zoom E-mount lens E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS SELP18200. It features auto focus, continuous variable iris and Optical Steady Shot image stabilisation with Active Mode, making it ideal for shooting moving images. It is electronically controlled by both the zoom rocker lever on the camcorder grip and top handle. Film-makers can achieve a constant zoom speed and smooth, slow zoom, both of which can be difficult to accomplish with manual zoom lenses. In addition, using fixed focal length lenses users can simulate a zoom effect using the smart digital zoom function, ensuring fast-paced shots are never missed.
  • Part of the professional NXCAM camcorder range
    The NEX-EA50H 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-EA50H 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 docks directly to the camcorder for recording an immediate backup. The camcorder is compatible with the new 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 new professional memory card will be available in 3 different capacities: 16GB; 32GB and 64GB.
The two Sony cameras set up for a concert:
Set for Concert
Theatre set up 2 x cameras with Sound desk:
Cameras & Sound desk
Portable Studio for Panel discussion:
Portable Studio 2



“Exmor” APS HD CMOS Sensor

Sensor Size

APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)

Total Pixels

16.7 megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 13.6 megapixels (16:9)

Approx. 16.1 megapixels (3:2)

Crop Factor


Minimum Illumination

1.7 LUX with Shutter Speed 1/24 auto gain control, auto iris (with 60i)

1.57 LUX with Shutter Speed 1/25, auto gain control, auto iris (with 50i)

Lens Mount


Recording Format

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (HD)


Audio Recording Format

Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz (HD)

Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz (SD/STD)

60Hz Recording Mode

HD PS (28Mbps) 1920×1080/60p

HD FX (24Mbps) 1920×1080/60i

HD FH (17Mbps) 1920×1080/60i

HD HQ (9Mbps) 1440×1080/60i

HD LP (5Mbps) 1440×1080/60i

HD FX (24Mbps) 1920×1080/24p

HD FH (17Mbps) 1920×1080/24p

HD FX (24Mbps) 1920×1080/30p

HD FH (17Mbps) 1920×1080/30p

HD FX (24Mbps) 1280×720/60p

HD FH (17Mbps) 1280×720/60p

SD/STD HQ (9Mbps) 720×480/60i

50Hz Recording Mode

HD PS (28Mbps) 1920×1080/50p

HD FX (24Mbps) 1920×1080/50i

HD FH (17Mbps) 1920×1080/50i

HD HQ (9Mbps) 1440×1080/50i

HD LP (5Mbps) 1440×1080/50i

HD FX (24Mbps) 1920×1080/25p

HD FH (17Mbps) 1920×1080/25p

HD FX (24Mbps) 1280×720/50p

HD FH (17Mbps) 1280×720/50p

SD/STD HQ (9Mbps) 720×576/50i

Recording Media

Memory Stick



Shutter Type

Electronic (video)

Mechanical (stills)

Shutter Speed


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 (Stills)”

Manual Shutter Speed

1/4 – 1/10000 (60i, 30p, 60p)

1/3 – 1/10000 (24p, 60i)

1/3-1/10000 (50i)

30s-1/4000 (Stills)


160 – 5000 in 1/2EV steps or Low, Middle, High (Movie)

100 – 25600 in 1/2EV steps or Low, Middle, High (Stills)

Auto ISO Limit

160 – 4000 in 1/2EV steps (Movie)

100 – 2500 in 1/2EV steps (Stills)


Auto/Manual (L,M,H or 0dB – 30dB in 3dB steps)

AGC (Automatic Gain Control)

0dB – 27dB in 3dB steps

White Balance

Auto/Manual (2300 – 15000K in 100K steps)

Black Level

-15 – +15

Auto Black Balance



Standard, Still, Cinematone1, Cinematone2, ITU709

Color Modes

Standard, Still, Cinematone1,Cinematone2, PRO, ITU709 MATRIX

Picture Profile

PP1 – PP6, OFF

Focus System


Face Detection

Focus Control, Face Touch, Auto Control, Bit Allocation on Face

Steady Shot

Movie: Active, Standard, OFF

Stills: Standard, OFF


x1.0 – x2.0 (Lossless Digital Zoom)


Yes (ON/OFF)

Color Bar

Yes (ON/OFF)


Yes (ON/OFF)


Drop Frame and Non-Drop Frame

Timecode Output



LCD Monitor

3.46″ (8.8cm) XtraFine LCD (16:9 ratio)


Opening Angle: 90°

Rotating Angle: 270°

Touch Panel





Yes (70 – 100% in 5% steps)


Yes (White, Red, Yellow) (High, Middle, Low)


Yes (OFF, 4:3, 13:9, 14:9, 15:9, 1:66:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1)


Yes (OFF/ON/ON Zebra Point)

Audio Level Display

Yes (ON/OFF)

Playback Zoom

Stills Only


HDMI Output

Yes (Type A)

Component Out

Yes (RCA x3)

Video Output

Yes (RCA x1)

Audio Output

Yes (RCA x2)

Audio Input

XLR (3-Pin x2) (LINE, MIC, MIC +48V)




Yes (16 step volume control)


Yes (mini AB)

Accessory Shoe

Hot Shoe

Memory Card Slot

SD/MS (x1)

FMU Slot (x1)


Focal Length

18 – 200mm

Zoom Operation



Maximum: f/3.5 – 6.3

Minimum: f/22 – 40

Number of Aperture Blades



Sony E-Mount

Filter Thread

67 mm

Minimum Focus Distance

1.0′ (30.48 cm)


Built-in Mic

Yes (stereo)

Remote Control


LANC (x1)

Power Requirements

7.6V/7.2V (AC Adapter/Battery)

Power Consumption

5.4W (with SELP18200 Lens)

Operating Temperature

32 to 104° F (0 – 40° C)

Storage Temperature

-4 – +140° F (-20 – +60° C)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Body only: 5.63 x 8 x 11.25″ (14.3 x 20.32 x 28.58 cm)

With SELP18200 Lens: 5.63 x 8 x 17″ (14.25 x 20.3 x 42.95 cm)


3.79 lb (1.72 kg)