- Clear Image Zoom: 4K: 30x, HD: 40x
- Effective Pixels: EFFECTIVE PIXELS (VIDEO) approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)1 EFFECTIVE PIXELS (STILL IMAGE) approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) / approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)
- Lens Type: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T
- Screen Type: 7.5 cm (3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460,800 dots) Wide (16:9)
- Sensor Type: 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Capture ultra-smooth video on the
go with the FDR-AX43 UHD 4K Handycam from Sony.
This compact camcorder features a
built-in gimbal with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and a
low-light Exmor R CMOS image sensor to produce crisp, high-quality UHD 4K video
or 16.6MP still photos. Record 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.
1/2.5" Exmor R Low-Light CMOS
The CMOS sensor provides enhanced
sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise under dark as
well as bright shooting conditions.
Built-In Gimbal with Optical
The FDR-AX43's integrated gimbal
with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization cushions your images
against shaking and jarring, even while running or zoomed in.
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens with 20x
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 using Clear Image Zoom of 30x/40x
(4K/HD) using Clear Image zoom.
Fast Intelligent AF
The Fast Intelligent AF uses
accurate contrast-detection autofocus to minimize lens motion, predicting the
AF range, and accelerating lens drive so you can capture more fleeting moments.
5.1 Channel Onboard Audio Capture
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
Note: The 5.1 channel audio is only available when recording in AVCHD, so it is not available for UHD 4K recording, which uses the XAVC S codec.
Lower Noise Audio Performance
The microphone is designed to
gather clear sound from five directions, making it possible to faithfully
reproduce audio with clearly defined separation.
High-Speed 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.
XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Codecs
The FDR-AX43 records 4K and HD
movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression
and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in an MP4 wrapper
which allows for extensive record times and easy editing. Additionally, you can
choose to record HD in AVCHD (ideal for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning) or MP4
(ideal for sharing over the internet).
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.
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
Super-Sampled Full HD Playback
Enhance your viewing experience
even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the camera automatically
down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD.
Timecode and User Bit
Timecode and User Bit can be added
to movies as data elements. The Timecode function records
hours/minutes/seconds/frames on image data for precise advanced video editing.
The User Bit function records information such as date, time, and scene number
in eight-digit arbitrary numbers, and is useful for editing movies using two or
3" Clear Photo LCD Touchscreen
The flip-out, tilting 3" Clear
Photo LCD provides a crisp view perfect for viewing, playback, or vlogging.
Highlight Movie Maker
Highlight Movie Maker automatically
selects the best scenes from your videos and creates a short MP4 highlight reel
of your recorded action to share and enjoy instantly.
Simple Connectivity to Smartphones
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.
Share the adventure as it happens
via Ustream live streaming. Now your circle of friends and family can share the
excitement in real time by simply logging in to Ustream from anywhere. You can
also link your favorite social accounts to notify your friends when you start
Add a different point of view by
including other camera angles to your movies. Connect to up to five compatible
Sony cameras via Wi-Fi and use the camcorder's LCD to preview what the other
cameras are seeing and simultaneously start recording on all synced cameras.
After recording, you can use the PlayMemories Home software (available as a
free download on Sony's website) to easily edit and create multiview movies.
Intelligent Auto Mode
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step
beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically
selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise
reduction. There are 60 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby,
Tripod, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, and Low light.
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.
Connect to your 1080p HDTV via the
camcorder's HDMI output and select a specific portion of the 4K picture for
playback. You can move the section using the camcorder's menu toggle and scale
it using the zoom lever.
- Dual Record (video and still image
- Photo capture from movie
- Face Detection and Smile Shutter
- Motion/Golf Shot
- BRAVIA Sync (CEC)
- Lock-on AF
- My Voice Cancelling