Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam

Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam

Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam

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Features

  • Build In WIFI
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Image Processor
  • CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Video
  • UHD 4K 24/30p & 16.6MP Stills
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot with a unique built-in-gimbal mechanism
  • 1/2.5" Exmor R Low-Light CMOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom & 40x Clear Image Zoom

Steady movies. Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam Camcorder - no gimbal required. Capture ultra-smooth video on the go with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and produce crisp, high-quality UHD 4K video or 16.6MP still photos with its low-light Exmor R CMOS image sensor. Recording up to UHD 4K video at 24 or 30 fps using Sony's XAVC S codec at rates up to 100 Mb/s or up to 50 Mb/s 1080p HD video

Fast, intelligent autofocus tracks your subjects while keeping them sharp, and the ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens features a 20x optical/30x digital zoom in 4K and up to 250x digital zoom in HD. The FDR-AX43's Dual Video mode enables you to record MP4 movies simultaneously with your XAVC S 4K video, perfect for playback on your phone and faster uploading to your network or the web. The Dual Video Mode also enables the use of the Highlight Movie Maker, a one-button function that creates a highlight reel of your footage you can quickly play back at an event. A 4K time-lapse mode can be used to condense your adventures or capture stunning nature or atmospheric sequences.

Monitor your shots or vlog using the FDR-AX43's tilting, flip-out 3.0" Clear Photo touchscreen display. For large-screen playback, use the HDMI output port for connecting a larger screen. You can even 'trim' a selected portion of a 4K video or image frame to fill the screen with Full HD quality. For enhanced connectivity, the FDR-AX43 is Wi-Fi enabled, offering one-touch remote control and sharing using your compatible smartphone.

The FDR-AX43 camcorder features a range of automatic image and audio options for easy point-and-shoot operation, as well as enhanced manual controls that offer greater creative freedom for advanced users. An assignable ring on the front of the camcorder can be assigned to control of zoom, focus, exposure, iris, shutter speed, exposure, or white balance. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack is included for powering the camcorder, along with an AC adapter, micro-HDMI cable, and micro-USB cable.


Key Features of the Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam Camcorder

  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot with a unique built-in-gimbal mechanism for smooth footage while walking, running or at full zoom
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with a wide angle of 26.8mm (35mm equivalent, 16:9. When “SteadyShot” is set to “Standard” or “Off”)
  • 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K and 40x for HD (When “SteadyShot” is set to “Active” or “Intelligent Active”)
  • 1/2.5-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor (aspect ratio is 16:9 ) and BIONZ X image processing engine delivering excellent image quality, even in low-light conditions
  • High-bitrate shooting (100Mbps for XAVC S 4K, 50Mbps for XAVC S HD) (Requires SDXC/SDHC memory card Class 10 or higher for XAVC S 4K 60Mpbs and XAVC S HD 50Mbps recording, and SDHC/SDXC memory card UHS-I U3 or higher for XAVC S 4K 100Mbps recording)
  • Fast Intelligent AF for quick and precise subject capture
  • Directional 3-capsule mic for advanced sound quality (Video Mode is AVCHD for 5.1ch recording)
  • 3” Flip-screen for selfie shooting
  • New Highlight Movie Maker creates short video clips (When Dual Video Recording is ON. Video resolution is 1280 x 720 mp4 in-camera to share instantly without any need for post-production editing. Easily share MP4 movies on social media sites via smartphone.
  • Long battery life provides up to 235 mins continuous recording time with the supplied battery (AC adaptor provides additional power supply).

Balanced Optical SteadyShot | Stable on-the-go footage rivalling gimbals

With Balanced Optical SteadyShot to rival gimbal systems, high-resolution 4K movie recording, and high-quality sound with a unique mic, this Handycam puts professional production and simple movie sharing within anyone’s grasp.

Featuring advanced image stabilization technology, the FDR-AX43 offers content creators and vloggers footage that will stand the test of time. Using a built-in gimbal mechanism it provides the ability to capture smooth, natural high-quality video footage with minimal hassle.

Stable while walking

The unique Balanced Optical SteadyShot stabiliser, with internal gimbal mechanism, is about 13 times more effective than other optical systems allowing shake-free shooting while walking.

Stable even while running

The Balanced Optical SteadyShot internal gimbal mechanism and image processing algorithm deliver such stable-shooting that you can even shoot steady movies while running.

Stable at full zoom

The stability delivered by the gimbal and algorithm of Balanced Optical SteadyShot allows you to shoot steady movies even at full zoom where camera shake is most visible.


Brilliant 4k UHD Image Quality

The latest-generation lens and image sensor enhance the spectacular detail of 4K resolution, with increased sensitivity for capturing high-quality movies in low light. High-bitrate recording in XAVC S format clearly captures even fast-moving and complex scenes.

Enabling Low-Light Capture | Exmor R CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine

The Exmor R CMOS sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in dark environments, and enables soft background defocusing, while the BIONZ X image processing engine achieves more naturally vivid and lifelike images and faster processing.

ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens with 20x Optical Zoom

The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens features a wide 35mm-equivalent focal length of 26.8mm (in movie mode) to fit more into your shots and a 20x optical zoom range in UHD 4K. Multicoating reduces unwanted reflections, ghosting, and flares. To get you closer to the action, the zoom range can be extended up to 30x/40x (4K/HD) using Clear Image zoom.

High-Speed 120 FPS Full HD Recording

Shoot in 1080p at 120 fps and bring it into your editing software to produce high-resolution slow-motion footage. This is useful for reviewing, in greater slow-motion detail, sports and everyday action that can occur too quickly in real time for you to see clearly.

Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly

The AF algorithm optimises communication between the lens and image processor for extra-fast AF, while a state-of-the-art AF range prediction system helps ensure even moving subjects remain in sharp focus.

Dual-Video Recording

Record two movies at the same time, one in the maximum-quality XAVC S or AVCHD format and another in MP4 format. This gives you a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

4K Time-Lapse

Capture 4K still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next, edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production, and enjoy playback of that series of images as a time-lapse movie.


5.1 Channel Onboard Audio Capture (HD Only)

During AVCHD recording, a 5.1 channel built-in microphone captures active sounds coming from five directions so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring of each channel's levels.

Note: 5.1 channel audio is only available when recording in AVCHD, and is not available for UHD 4K recording, which uses the XAVC S codec.

Lower Noise Audio Performance

Three mic capsules capture clear sound and reduce noise, enabling high-quality recording of sound with clear stereo separation.


Ideal for content creators and videographers

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

Built-in Wi-Fi/NFC support enables easy connectivity with smartphones for one-touch sharing and one-touch remote control. NFC (near-field communication) provides "touch connection" convenience when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Simply touch your NFC-compatible device to the camcorder to establish a connection.

Highlight Movie Maker

Streamline your movie editing with Highlight Movie Maker. Using Dual Video Rec, the FDR-AX43 can simultaneously captures at 4K (3840x2160) or Full HD (1920×1080), and HD (1280x720) for both full quality storage and easy sharing. The HD (1280x720) resolutions uses an efficient MP4 video format to create quick, and automatic, HD highlight movies for immediate sharing - complete with video transitions and your choice of background music.

LCD touch control

With all settings accessible right on the touch screen, operation is fast and simple.

Serious audio connectivity

Headphone and microphone jacks are provided, for premium audio connectivity.

Battery life

The AX43 uses a high-capacity battery to enable recording for long periods. Up to 235 mins continuous recording time with the supplied battery.

Multi Interface Accessory Shoe

Expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe. Attach an electronic viewfinder, external flash, stereo microphone, or even a compatible remote control via the Multi Terminal.

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  • MPN - FDRAX43
  • GTIN - 027242920330

What's In The Box

  • Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam Camcorder
  • Sony NP-FV70 V-Series Rechargeable Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8-8.4V)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Micro-HDMI Cable
  • Micro-USB Cable
Sensor Type 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels (Video) approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)
Effective Pixels (Stills) approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) / approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)