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It’s not often that the shape of a camera is surprising, but when Sony announced the NEX-EA50, many were not expecting a camera with an APS-C sensor to take on an ENG form. What makes these large sensor cameras so special is that they can shoot in extreme low light, and that’s what news, documentary, and event shooters often have to deal with. Johnnie Behiri, a BBC freelance cameraman/editor who also recently took the Sony A99 for a spin, shot some footage with a pre-production Sony NEX-EA50 and offered his thoughts on what he liked and didn’t like about the camera. More »

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Announced seemingly out of the blue, the new Sony NEX-EA50 has a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor very similar to their mirrorless line of cameras. It may or may not be the same sensor, but according to Dan Chung over at DSLR News Shooter, the video quality is improved over those small cameras. While the price seemed to fluctuate in the first few hours of announcement, it looks like it has settled for the moment around $4,500 (including the power zoom lens). It’s interesting that Sony made some of the decisions they did about the camera, but one of the biggest omissions, ND filters, is explained in Dan’s video below. More »

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Sony, seemingly out of nowhere, has announced a new consumer large sensor video camera called the NEX-EA50 (as usual the name just rolls off the tongue). Don’t be fooled by its outdated looks, as this camera is mostly new technology under the hood, utilizing a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor to record 1080p AVCHD 28mbps video at up to 60fps. The camera comes standard with an 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 lens that features both auto-focus and image stabilization. The shoulder-mount design of the camera is an interesting choice (I’m certainly not complaining), but it will finally allow proper handheld for a camera in this class. Check out the introduction video below from Sony. More »