Sony NEX-EA50

Here's one I didn't hear about till a couple of days ago, seems Sony announced it back in August. Nobody told me! Just when I thought I knew which camcorder I was going to purchase for the next year - I find out about this new interchangeable lens NEX. 



The EA50 is an interchangeable lens E-mount like other NEX cameras. This NEX has the form-factor and all the video buttons and features you'd want in a video camcorder. One exception, no ND filters. With a 16.7 Megapixel Exmor APS-C size sensor you can get those great DOF shots we all drool over.
Yes, you can use Nikon, Canon, Zeiss and many other lenses with the appropriate adapter.

It comes with the first auto-focus servo zoom E-mount lens. The Sony 18-200mm f/3.5 - 6.3 power zoom lens has a zoom control on the lens which allows you to install this lens on any E-mount camera and use the power zoom; how cool is that!

Other great features include Pro 2x XLR audio connectors, HDMI out, shoulder pad that pulls out to use as a shoulder-mount when shooting run-n-gun. No need for expensive aftermarket camera rigs, (there goes an entire aftermarket industry) although, you might need to use a matte box for your ND needs, unless you use a variable ND filter screwed onto your lens.

It's designed to use Sony's 128GB Flash Drive. The HXR-FMU128 Flash Memory Unit will record up to 11 hours in FX mode. The EA50 also uses SD/SDHC/SDXC and Sony Memory Sticks to record your media.

60p, 24p, 30p recording modes. Slow motion? BTW, it also shoots great still photos with 16.7 megapixels.






1 comment:

robert moran said...

I have the ea50. Awesome tech without question. I use ancient Nikkors, Zeiss and Angineux lenses, 40 - 55+ years old on system. Amazing stills and video. The digital zoom is disruptive for both primes and zooms. This system blows away any DSLR in my humble opinion. It's a 5.