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Delivering superb solutions for content creators and videographers, with Balanced Optical SteadyShot, to rival gimbal systems, high-resolution 4K1movie recording and high-quality sound with a unique microphone the AX43 Handycam® camcorder puts professional production and simple movie sharing within anyone’s grasp.
Brilliant true-to-life 4K1
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” Exmor R® CMOS sensor that enhances the spectacular detail of 4K1 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.
Sony's unique Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization system with a gimbal mechanism is about 13 times more effective than other optical systems3. 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” Exmor R® CMOS image sensor is optimized for 4K1 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 w/ XAVC S™, AVCHD® and MP4 codecs.
Get more in
Fit more in your frame with the 26.8mm2 wide-angle ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, specifically designed for high-resolution 4k1 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-rt 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%4 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. Advanced sound features such as Auto Wind Noise Reduction and My Voice Cancelling make it even easier to attain ideal sound quality in various situations.
The AX43 is the ideal clogging 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 deliver outstanding low-noise audio. Compatibility with accessories like the GP-VPT1 shooting grip enhance the versatility of this already amazing camera, while Highlight Movie Maker makes it super-simple to automatically create short videos for instant sharing.
Flip out tilting 3" Clear Photo touch screen LCD is ideal for
is perfect 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.
Highlight Movie Maker makes movies easy
Highlight Movie Maker is a versatile automatic in-camera movie editing function to streamline movie editing. It can automatically create 4K10 or HD movies out of several of your clips with time-saving features by picking highlight moments in your footage like zooming or points you select while recording. Then the camcorder automatically sync movie transitions to your chosen soundtrack. You can also customize with transition effects and your own soundtrack music9, and once completed, easily share MP4 movies on social media sites via a smartphone.
4K Time-lapse Capture9
Create captivating 4K time-lapse movies. 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-production9 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.
Wi-Fi w/ One-touch remote and sharing
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC for easy connectivity, allows for ‘One-touch remote’ which lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder, while ‘One-touch sharing’ lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera to your mobile device for instant sharing on Social Media sites. Connect to your mobile device with the free Imaging Edge Mobile app available for both Android and Apple iOS.
Enjoy customization with ergonomic manual controls. Use the intuitive touch screen to adjust focus, exposure, IRIS, shutter speed, AE shift, or white balance shift mode. Time Code and User Bit can be added to movies as data elements. Time Code function records hours/minutes/seconds/frames on image data for precise advanced video editing. User Bit function records information such as date/time/scene number, etc. in eight-digit arbitrary numbers, and is useful for editing movies using two or more cameras.
Multi Camera Control
More shots mean more editing opportunities. Easily record footage from a variety of angles, whether using cameras mounted directly to the Handycam® or triggered wirelessly. Multi Camera Control makes it easy to sync shooting settings on compatible Wi-Fi® connected devices.
1 4K (3840x2160). 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
2 35mm equivalent and when “SteadyShot” is set to “Standard” or “Off”.
3 When “SteadyShot” is set to “Active” or “Intelligent Active”
4 Compared to previous FDR-AX33 camcorder series.
5 Video Mode is 5.1ch (AVCHD) and 2ch (XAVC S) recording
6 (Highlight ) When Dual Video Recording is ON. Video resolution is 1280 x 720 mp4.
7 Requires editing with PlayMemories Home™ (free software for PCs). Ver. 5.1 (available in January 2016) or later version is required to create time-lapse movie.
8 Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility.
9 PlayMemories Home™ (free software for PCs) is available for compiling time lapse movies and select and transfer background music to the Handycam® for Highlight Movie Maker. The latest version is required.
10 When Dual Video Recording is ON. Video resolution is 1280 x 720 mp4.