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Sony FDR-AX43 UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder



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Sony FDR-AX43 UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder

Capture your world in stunning color and detail on the Sony 4K Handycam®, with Balanced Optical SteadyShot and 20x optical zoom. Fast Intelligent AF and a sophisticated built-in multi-capsule microphone, plus powerful in-camera video processing, make it a compact content-creation powerhouse.

Built for stability and productivity

Delivering superb solutions for content creators and videographers

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.

Stable while walking

The unique Balanced Optical SteadyShot stabilizer, 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.

High Resolution 4K Recording

The brilliant true-to-life quality of 4K

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.

ZEISS® 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens

The ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens has a widest angle of 26.8 mm, allowing more of a subject to fit in the frame. Capture a wide variety of scenes with the 20x optical zoom (26.8–536.0 mm; 16:9 mode), plus 30x (4K) or 40x (HD) Clear Image Zoom and 250x digital zoom.

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.

See 4K movies in HD on non-4K devices

Super-sampled Full HD Playback on non-4K TV or device

4K movies automatically down-convert to Full HD to play on an HD TV.

Trimming Playback trims movie frame on TV at a touch

Trace a finger on the LCD to trim the frame of a 4K movie playing on TV in Full HD.

High-performance AF

Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly

The AF algorithm optimizes 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.

Sound recording with superb natural presence

Great sound, less noise

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

Shoot selfies, high- and low-position shots at will

Create the perfect vlogging setup with an optional shooting grip or microphone. The tilting LCD and grip make selfies, high- and low-position shots easy.

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.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

Connect NFC-capable Android devices with a simple touch, for remote control, viewing and image transfer using the Imaging Edge Mobile app. Easy manual pairing for iOS and other devices is also available.

Special effects, for high-impact movies

Highlight Movie Maker

Streamline your movie editing with Highlight Movie Maker. Using Dual Video Rec, the FDR-AX43 can simultaneously capture at 4K (3840 x 2160) or Full HD (1920 x 1080), and HD (1280 x 720) for both full-quality storage and easy sharing. The HD (1280 x 720) resolution 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.

Fast frame rates, for slow-motion

With support for high framerate capture, up to 100fps/120fps in Full HD, you can create slow-motion recordings, elevating every movement in startling detail.

See times change with 4K time-lapse movies

With Time-lapse Capture, shoot stills of a scene over a period of time with a chosen interval between shots. The resulting images can be combined in 4K high resolution into a time-lapse movie on a PC, or viewed with a simple variable-speed preview function on the camera.


  • UHD 4K 24/30p & 16.6MP Stills
  • Built-In Gimbal, Optical Stabilization
  • 1/2.5" Exmor R Low-Light CMOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom & 40x Clear Image Zoom
  • 26.8mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
  • 3" LCD Touchscreen
  • Fast Intelligent AF with Tracking
  • Up to 100 Mb/s XAVC S 4K / HD to 50 Mb/s
  • 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone
  • 1-Button Highlight Movie Maker
1-Chip 1/2.5" CMOS
Backside Illumination:
Color Filter:
Sensor Resolution:
8.57 MP
Effective Pixels:
  • 8.29 MP (16:9 Video)
  • 8.29 MP (16:9 Photo)
  • 6.22 MP (4:3 Photo)
    Focal Length:
    4.44 to 88mm
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length:
  • 26.8 to 536mm at 16:9
  • 32.8 to 656mm at 4:3
  • Maximum Aperture:
    f/2 - f/3.8
    Minimum Focusing Distance:
    0.4" / 1.0 cm
    Fixed Focus:
  • Optical: 20x
  • Clear Image Zoom: 30x 4K
  • Clear Image Zoom: 40x (in HD)
  • Digital: 250x (in HD)
  • Filter Size:
    55 mm
    Recording Media:
  • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
  • Video Format:
  • 3840 x 2160p at 24/30 fps (100, 60 Mb/s XAVC S)
  • 1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
  • 1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (9 Mb/s AVCHD)
  • Still Image Resolution:
  • JPEG: 16.6 Megapixel, 5440 x 3056 (16:9)
  • JPEG: 12.5 Megapixel, 4080 x 3056 (4:3)
  • JPEG: 8.3 Megapixel, 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
  • JPEG: 6.2 Megapixel, 2880 x 2160 (4:3)
  • Channels:
    Audio Format:
  • AAC-LC
  • Dolby Digital 2ch
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • LPCM
  • Sampling Frequency:
    LPCM: 48.0 kHz
    Bit Rate:
    LPCM: 16.0-Bit
    Display Type:
    Screen Size:
    Screen Resolution:
    960 x 480 (460,800 Dots)
    Shutter Speed:
    10,000 - 8 Second (Photo)
    Shooting Modes:
    Auto, M (Manual)
    Interval Recording:
    1 / 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / 60 Seconds
    10 Seconds
    Image Stabilization:
    Scene Modes:
    Preset: Yes
  • 1.8 (4K: Low Lux, 1/30 shutter speed)
  • 9 (4K: Standard, 1/60 shutter speed)
  • 1.2 (HD: Low Lux, 1/30 shutter speed)
  • 6 (HD: Standard, 1/60 shutter speed)
  • 0 (NightShot)
  • White Balance Modes:
  • Auto
  • Indoor 1
  • Onepush
  • Outdoors
  • Creative Effects:
    Built-In Mic:
    Built-In Speaker:
    Built-In Light/Flash:
  • Light - No
  • Flash - No
  • Wi-Fi:
    Yes, 802.11b/g
    Accessory Shoe:
    1 x Multi Interface Shoe
    Tripod Mount:
    1/4" - 20
  • 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
  • 1 x Multi-Terminal micro-USB
  • Microphone Input:
    Headphone Jack:
    Supported Languages:
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Battery:
    Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8 VDC, 1960 mAh
    Charging Method:
    AC Adapter
    Power Adapter:
    100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60Hz
    Power Consumption:
  • In LCD Operation: 4.9 W
  • In Viewfinder Operation: 4.9 W
  • Operating Temperature:
    32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    6.8 x 3.2 x 2.9" / 173.0 x 80.5 x 73.0 mm with battery attached
    22.05 oz / 625 g with battery attached
  • Sony FDR-AX43 UHD 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
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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