Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam Camcorder


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Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam Camcorder

  • Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam camcorder with low-light 16:9 Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV70A)
  • AC adaptor (AC-L200)
  • Micro HDMI cable
  • Micro USB cable
  • Power cord
  • Operating Guide 

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Sony FDR-AX43 4K Handycam Camcorder

The compact and lightweight AX43 Handycam camcorder features the latest generation ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 20x optical zoom lens and 16:9 video optimized 1/2.5-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor that enhances the spectacular detail of 4K resolution with increased sensitivity for capturing high-quality movies in low-light. High bit-rate recording in XAVC-S format and fast intelligent autofocus clearly captures even fast moving and complex scenes.

Built-In Gimbal

Sony's unique Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system with a gimbal mechanism is about 13 times more effective than other optical systems. Capture smooth, professional-looking images, even at full zoom or while running, with no need for bulky and costly external gimbals.

Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Processing Engine

The newly developed 1/2.5-inch Exmor R CMOS image sensor is optimized for 4K movie recording with its 16:9 aspect ratio and pixels of approximately 1.6 times bigger size than previous AX-series camcorders. It offers superior sensitivity for capturing beautiful high-quality images with less noise under dark as well as bright shooting conditions, while the BIONZ X processing engine achieves more naturally vivid and lifelike images with faster processing. Capture stunning video in both 4k/24p/30p and Full HD 60p/30p. Versatile shooting with XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 codecs.

Get More In

Fit more in your frame with the 26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, specifically designed for high-resolution 4K movie recording. It achieves outstanding image quality due to the ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens that reproduces accurate color and AA (advanced aspherical) lens which provides high resolution image reproduction. Get close to the action with 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K and 40x for HD.

Fast Intelligent Autofocus

Fast Intelligent AF algorithm optimizes communication between the lens and the image processor to achieve incredibly rapid and accurate contrast-detection focus. This state-of-the-art AF range prediction system minimizes lens motion, predicting the autofocus range, to accelerates the lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture precise moments.

Great Sound, Less Noise

The AX43 camcorder has a premium three mic. capsule structural design that enables it to gather sound from five directions. This enables the camera to reproduce clearer sound, yielding up to 40% less noise and is twice as effective in 2ch stereo (for XAVC S shooting) and three times as effective in 5.1ch surround (5.1ch for AVCHD shooting). This makes it possible to faithfully reproduce audio with clearly defined separation.

Vlog Ready

The AX43 is the ideal vlogging camera for all types content creators. High resolution 4k, ZEISS lens with Fast Intelligent AF and Balanced Optical SteadyShot offers incredible image quality while the on-board microphone and MI (Multi-interface) shoe which can be used with a variety of optional external microphones.

LCD Copy

Flip out tilting 3-inch Clear Photo touch screen LCD is ideal for selfie and almost any other shot-composition from behind or in-front of the camera to high and low-angle shots. Power automatically turns on when you open the LCD and all settings are accessible on the touch screen for easy and fast operation.

4K Time-Lapse Capture

You can capture 4K (8.3MP) still images continuously over an extensive period of time at a selected constant interval from each shot to the next. Then edit the entire sequence of still images in post-production software and enjoy playback as a time-lapse movie.

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. That way you’ve got a small file ready for instant sharing, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.


Memory Card SlotYes


Battery TypeLithium-Ion


Sensor Resolution8.29 Megapixels


Optical Zoom20x
Maximum Aperturef/2.0
Image StabilizationYes
Focus TypeAuto
Minimum Focus DistanceApprox.1cm(wide),approx.80cm(tele)


Recording ModesXAVC S 4K : 3840x2160/30p, 24p XAVC S HD : 1920x1080/60p, 30p, 24p AVCHD:1920x1080/60p(PS),30p(FX,FH),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP) MP4: 1280x720 30p
Variable Frame Rates60p, 30p, 24p
Audio RecordingYes

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