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AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor + Free Gifts (64GB SD Card)

Model: FDR-AX43
RM 3,939.00RM 4,639.00
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  • Overview
    Capture your world in stunning colour 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.
  • Highlight

    Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

    4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording

    26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens

    20x optical zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom

    Highlight Movie Maker

    Sensor Type

    1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

    Effective Pixels (Video)

    approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)

    Lens Type

    ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

    Optical Zoom

    20x

    Clear Image Zoom

    4K: 30x, HD: 40x

    Screen Type

    7.5 cm (3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460,800 dots) Wide (16:9)

  • Specifications

    Sensor

    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 (Still Image)

    approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) / approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)

    Processor

    Image Processor

    BIONZ X image processor

    Lens

    Lens Type

    ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

    Filter Diameter

    55 mm

    Lens Cover

    Auto

    Aperture

    F2.0-3.8

    Focal Distance

    f=4.4-88 mm

    Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Video)

    f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9), f=1 1/16-21 1/8 inch

    Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)

    f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9), f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3), f=1 1/16-21 1/8 inch (16:9), f=1 5/16-25 7/8 inch (4:3)

    Minimum Focus Distance

    approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele), approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 inch (Tele)

    Iris Diaphragm

    6 blades

    ND Filter

    -

    Zoom

    Optical Zoom

    20x

    Clear Image Zoom

    4K: 30x, HD: 40x

    Digital Zoom

    250x

    Viewfinder

    Viewfinder Type

    -

    Field of View

    -

    Diopter adjustment

    -

    LCD

    Screen Type

    7.5 cm (3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460,800 dots) Wide (16:9)

    Touch Panel

    Yes

    Brightness Control

    Yes (Menu)

    Marker/Grid Display

    Grid Line

    Angle Adjustment

    Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.

    Image Stabilisation

    Image Stabilisation Type

    Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode (5-axis)

    Focus

    Focus Type

    Contrast AF

    Focus Points

    -

    Focus Mode

    Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)

    Focus Area

    Full range Focus / Spot Focus

    Fast Intelligent AF

    Yes

    Lock-On AF

    Lock-on AF

    Manual Focus Assist

    Peaking Display

    Exposure

    Mode

    Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu)

    Metering Modes

    Multi-segment / Spot

    Exposure Compensation

    AE Shift (Touch Panel)

    LOW LUX Mode

    Yes

    Auto Iris Control

    F2.0-F11

    Manual Iris Control

    F2.0-F11

    Manual Exposure Assist

    Zebra Pattern Display

    Backlight Compensation

    Yes (Auto)

    Gain Control

    Auto

    AGC Limit

    Yes

    Minimum Illumination

    4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), 4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)

    Shutter Speed

    Auto Control Range

    1/6-1/10000

    Standard

    1/50-1/10000

    Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)

    1/25-1/10000

    Manual Shutter

    1/6-1/10000

    Smooth Slow

    1/215-1/10000

    White balance

    White Balance Modes

    Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor

    White Balance Shift

    Yes

    Flash

    Flash Metering System

    Pre-flash TTL

    Flash Compensation

    Yes (3 steps)

    Flash Mode

    Auto / On / OFF

    Storage Media

    Media Type

    XAVC S 4K (100Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, Class10 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, Class10 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)

    Internal Media

    -

    Recording

    Recording Format (Video)

    XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

    Video Resolution

    XAVC S 4K: 3840x2160 / 25p,24p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080 / 50p,25p,24p, AVCHD: 1920x1080 / 50p(PS),25p(FX,FH),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080 / 50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 / 25p

    Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)

    XAVC S 4K: approx. 100 Mbps, XAVC S 4K: approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: approx. 28 Mbps / FX: approx. 24 Mbps / FH: approx. 17 Mbps / HQ: approx. 9 Mbps / LP: approx. 5 Mbps, MP4: approx. 3 Mbps

    Recording Format (Still Image)

    JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible)

    Still Image Size (Photo Mode)

    L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440x3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080x3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9, (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)

    Still Image Size (Movie Mode)

    M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Still Image Size (Photo Capture)

    XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture)

    4K: L (8.3 M, 3840x2160) / HD: S (2.1 M, 1920x1080)

    Still Image Size (Dual Record)

    M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

    Audio

    Microphone

    Built-in Zoom Microphone

    Audio Recording Format

    LPCM 2ch (48 kHz / 16 bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

    Mic Level Control

    Yes (31 steps)

    Auto Wind Noise Reduction

    Yes (On / Off)

    My Voice Canceling

    Yes

    Speaker

    Built-in Zoom Microphone, Monaural Speaker

    Advanced Feature

    High Speed Rec

    Yes (100p / 1920x1080, 100 / 60 Mbps)

    Time-lapse Capture

    Time-Lapse Capture, Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number (1-999), Capture Image Size (4K: L (8.3M, 3840x2160) / HD: S(2.1M, 1920x1080)), AE Mode (AE Lock / AE Tracking)

    Scene Selection

    Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow

    NightShot infrared System

    -

    Time code/User Bit

    Yes

    Other Features

    Face Detection , Cinematone, Golf Shot (Yes), Smooth Slow Rec (Yes), Fader Effect(s) (White / Black), Intelligent Auto (Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off / Dual Capture / Always On), Red Eye Reduction, Direct Copy

    Playback

    Fast Playback

    About 5 times /10 times / 30 times / 60 times

    Slow Playback

    Forward: 1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed

    Trimming Playback

    Yes

    Highlight Movie Maker

    Highlight Movie Maker, Highlight background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible)

    Motion Shot Video

    Yes

    Slide Show (Still Image)

    Slide Show

    Projector

    Light Output

    -

    Resolution Output

    -

    Projected Image Size

    -

    Endurance (Battery Life)

    -

    Projector Input

    -

    Keystone Adjustment

    -

    Wireless Function

    Wi-Fi®

    Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))

    NFC™

    Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)

    Multi Camera Control

    Yes

    Terminal / Shoe

    Accessory Shoe

    Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)

    HDMI Terminal

    Yes (HDMI micro)

    Projector Input

    -

    Multi/Micro USB Terminal

    Yes

    Remote Terminal

    Integrated into Multi / Micro USB Terminal

    STD Output

    Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))

    Microphone Input

    Stereo Minijack

    Headphone Jack

    Stereo Minijack

    Memory Card Slot

    Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD / SDHC / SDXC compatible

    DC IN

    Yes

    Power

    Battery Type

    InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower<sup>TM</sup> Meter System (V Series)

    Power Consumption (LCD)

    4K: 5.1W

    Power Consumption (Viewfinder)

    -

    Power Requirements

    6.8V/7.3V (battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

    Charge on camcorder(Charging time with supplied Battery)

    Yes (approx. 3h 25min)

    USB Charging

    DC 5V 1500mA

    USB Power Supply

    -

    Size & Weight

    Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)

    Approx. 73mm x 80.5mm x 142.5mm (Approx. 73mm x 80.5mm x 173mm (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery)), Approx. 2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 5 5/8inch (Approx. 2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 7/8inch (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery))

    Weight (main unit only)

    Approx. 510g, Approx. 1lb 2.0oz

    Weight (including supplied battery)

    Approx. 560g (NP-FV50A), Approx. 600g (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 660g (NP-FV100A), Approx. 1lb 3.8oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 1lb 5.2oz (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 1lb 7.3oz (NP-FV100A)

  • Features
    Gimbal mechanism inside

    Gimbal mechanism inside

    Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ is a unique image stabiliser, with a gimbal mechanism 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 external gimbals. In HD shooting mode, it further reduces the effect of camera shake with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensating for vibration across pan, tilt, roll, pitch, and yaw.

    Accessories for every shooting style

    Accessories for every shooting style

    Open up new storytelling possibilities, with a range of accessories from microphones to grips—all designed for professional results and seamless compatibility.

    4K image quality

    4K image quality

    Capture your movies with the stunning realism and detail of 4K (3840 x 2160). With four times more detail than Full HD, all your images are enhanced by the subtle qualities that bring images to vibrant life.

    The latest-generation image sensor exclusively for 4K

    The latest-generation image sensor exclusively for 4K

    The new generation sensor is designed for optimal 4K recording. With pixel sizes around 1.6x larger than previous models, the AX43 captures beautiful images with less noise, even in the extremes of low and bright lighting conditions.

    ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

    ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

    The AX43 features a custom lens, developed for the highest quality 4K imaging throughout its entire wide-to-telephoto range. The use of AA (advanced aspherical) lens elements ensures, even with the compact design, each scene is faithfully captured, while ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass delivers accurate colour without aberration. The ZEISS® T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflections, including ghosting and flare.

    Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

    Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

    Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

    Super-sampled Full HD playback

    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.

    Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

    Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

    Fast Intelligent AF achieves speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

    Lock-on AF

    Lock-on AF

    Enhance your tracking of moving subjects with a simple touch. Simply select your subject on the LCD touchscreen, and the AX43 will automatically adjust the tracking frame and lock onto even fast-moving targets, for precise autofocusing.

    Face Detection and Smile Shutter

    Face Detection and Smile Shutter

    Use Face Detection to optimise focus, exposure, and colour for key people in a  shot, even selfies, so you only need compose and narrate the scene. Prioritise a face simply by touching it on the LCD. And with Smile Shutter, you can set the camera to automatically capture still shots of those magical, fleeting, smiles even while recording movies.

    Golf Shot

    Golf Shot

    Capture and analyse high-speed motion with no need for fancy equipment. Golf Shot mode lets you capture video and a series of stills revealing each step of the action.

    Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

    Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

    With the high quality, stabilised, 20x optical zoom there’s plenty of range to capture  your subject. And, when shooting far away, our Clear Image Zoom uses a proprietary algorithm to deliver optical-zoom quality even at up to 40x (30x in 4K mode).

    Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

    Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

    Thanks to the three-capsule mic, the AX43 microphone gathers sound from five directions and, with advanced audio processing, results in dramatically better built-in audio recording. Around 40% less background noise is captured, and you’ll enjoy better stereo, or 5.1ch surround (AVCHD) separation, for more faithful capture, clearer dialogue, and more compelling soundtracks.

    High Speed recording for high-quality slow motion

    High Speed recording for high-quality slow motion

    With support for high frame rate capture up to 100fps/120fps in Full HD, you can create slow-motion recordings, elevating every movement in startling detail. Simply import your video in the free PlayMemories Home, or other popular editing software, to reveal smooth, sharp action in even in the most everyday activities.

    4K Time-lapse Capture

    4K Time-lapse Capture

    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 at high resolution into a time-lapse movie on a PC, and viewed with a simple variable-speed preview function on the camera, even in high-quality 4K.

    Trimming Playback

    Trimming Playback

    You can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in Full HD, thanks to 4K high resolution. Also, you can change trimming size with the zoom lever or on-screen display icon.

    Time Code / User Bit

    Time Code / User Bit

    The AX43 can add embedded data elements to your video, for professional workflows and tracking. The Time Code function records a frame-accurate synchronisation sequence, ideal for precise edit matching in multi-camera shoots. User Bit lets you embed an eight-character reference, such as a scene number, along with your footage, for easier tracking in post-production.

    Exceptional image quality

    Exceptional image quality

    The AX43 can capture video using the XAVC S format for high-quality images. Based on formats used for professional productions, XAVC S offers bitrates up to 100Mbps, and highly efficient compression, for detailed images and easily manageable file sizes.

    5.1ch surround sound microphone

    5.1ch surround sound microphone

    Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theatre system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring for each channel level.

    My Voice Canceling

    My Voice Canceling

    Reduce the intensity of the voice of a user shooting from close behind the camera, thanks to the innovative microphone and My Voice Cancelling feature.

    Motion Shot Video

    Motion Shot Video

    Use Motion Shot Video to create dramatic motion playback sequences, superimposing images of your moving subject to trace each split second of action. You can adjust the interval between images to create amazing images for sharing with friends, or use it as a powerful tool for analysing sports motion on screen.

    Dual Video Recording

    Dual Video Recording

    Record two movie formats 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 upload, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

    Highlight Movie Maker

    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.

    Multi Camera Control

    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. 

    One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

    One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

    One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. You can control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. Additionally by installing Imaging Edge Mobile app on an NFC enabled smartphone or tablet, you can even skip the pairing sequences simply by touching your device to the camera. 

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview
      Capture your world in stunning colour 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.
  • highlight
    • Highlight

      Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode

      4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording

      26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens

      20x optical zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom

      Highlight Movie Maker

      Sensor Type

      1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor

      Effective Pixels (Video)

      approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9)

      Lens Type

      ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

      Optical Zoom

      20x

      Clear Image Zoom

      4K: 30x, HD: 40x

      Screen Type

      7.5 cm (3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460,800 dots) Wide (16:9)

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Sensor

      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 (Still Image)

      approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) / approx. 6.22 Megapixels (4:3)

      Processor

      Image Processor

      BIONZ X image processor

      Lens

      Lens Type

      ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*

      Filter Diameter

      55 mm

      Lens Cover

      Auto

      Aperture

      F2.0-3.8

      Focal Distance

      f=4.4-88 mm

      Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Video)

      f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9), f=1 1/16-21 1/8 inch

      Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)

      f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9), f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3), f=1 1/16-21 1/8 inch (16:9), f=1 5/16-25 7/8 inch (4:3)

      Minimum Focus Distance

      approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele), approx. 13/32 inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 inch (Tele)

      Iris Diaphragm

      6 blades

      ND Filter

      -

      Zoom

      Optical Zoom

      20x

      Clear Image Zoom

      4K: 30x, HD: 40x

      Digital Zoom

      250x

      Viewfinder

      Viewfinder Type

      -

      Field of View

      -

      Diopter adjustment

      -

      LCD

      Screen Type

      7.5 cm (3.0 type) Clear Photo LCD display (460,800 dots) Wide (16:9)

      Touch Panel

      Yes

      Brightness Control

      Yes (Menu)

      Marker/Grid Display

      Grid Line

      Angle Adjustment

      Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.

      Image Stabilisation

      Image Stabilisation Type

      Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Intelligent Active mode (5-axis)

      Focus

      Focus Type

      Contrast AF

      Focus Points

      -

      Focus Mode

      Auto / Manual (Touch Panel)

      Focus Area

      Full range Focus / Spot Focus

      Fast Intelligent AF

      Yes

      Lock-On AF

      Lock-on AF

      Manual Focus Assist

      Peaking Display

      Exposure

      Mode

      Auto, Flexible Spot (Touch Panel), Manual (Menu)

      Metering Modes

      Multi-segment / Spot

      Exposure Compensation

      AE Shift (Touch Panel)

      LOW LUX Mode

      Yes

      Auto Iris Control

      F2.0-F11

      Manual Iris Control

      F2.0-F11

      Manual Exposure Assist

      Zebra Pattern Display

      Backlight Compensation

      Yes (Auto)

      Gain Control

      Auto

      AGC Limit

      Yes

      Minimum Illumination

      4K: Standard: 9 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), HD: Standard: 6 lux (1/50 Shutter Speed), 4K: Low Lux 1.8 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed), HD: Low Lux 1.2 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)

      Shutter Speed

      Auto Control Range

      1/6-1/10000

      Standard

      1/50-1/10000

      Manual Iris Control (Photo mode)

      1/25-1/10000

      Manual Shutter

      1/6-1/10000

      Smooth Slow

      1/215-1/10000

      White balance

      White Balance Modes

      Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor

      White Balance Shift

      Yes

      Flash

      Flash Metering System

      Pre-flash TTL

      Flash Compensation

      Yes (3 steps)

      Flash Mode

      Auto / On / OFF

      Storage Media

      Media Type

      XAVC S 4K (100Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, UHS-I U3 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher), XAVC S 4K (60Mbps): SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, Class10 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), XAVC S HD: SDHC Memory Card (4GB or over, Class10 or Higher) / SDXC Memory Card (Class10 or Higher), AVCHD, Still: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)

      Internal Media

      -

      Recording

      Recording Format (Video)

      XAVC S format: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC / H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

      Video Resolution

      XAVC S 4K: 3840x2160 / 25p,24p, XAVC S HD: 1920x1080 / 50p,25p,24p, AVCHD: 1920x1080 / 50p(PS),25p(FX,FH),24p(FX,FH),50i(FX,FH), 1440x1080 / 50i(HQ,LP), MP4: 1280x720 / 25p

      Video Recording Rate (ABR / VBR)

      XAVC S 4K: approx. 100 Mbps, XAVC S 4K: approx. 60 Mbps, XAVC S HD: approx. 50 Mbps, AVCHD PS: approx. 28 Mbps / FX: approx. 24 Mbps / FH: approx. 17 Mbps / HQ: approx. 9 Mbps / LP: approx. 5 Mbps, MP4: approx. 3 Mbps

      Recording Format (Still Image)

      JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible)

      Still Image Size (Photo Mode)

      L: 16.6 Megapixels 16:9 (5440x3056), 12.5 Megapixels 4:3 (4080x3056), M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9, (3840x2160), 6.2 Megapixels 4:3 (2880x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), 0.3 Megapixels 4:3 (640x480)

      Still Image Size (Movie Mode)

      M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

      Still Image Size (Photo Capture)

      XAVC S 4K: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), XAVC S HD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080), AVCHD: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

      Still Image Size (Time-Lapse Capture)

      4K: L (8.3 M, 3840x2160) / HD: S (2.1 M, 1920x1080)

      Still Image Size (Dual Record)

      M: 8.3 Megapixels 16:9 (3840x2160), S: 2.1 Megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080)

      Audio

      Microphone

      Built-in Zoom Microphone

      Audio Recording Format

      LPCM 2ch (48 kHz / 16 bit), Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

      Mic Level Control

      Yes (31 steps)

      Auto Wind Noise Reduction

      Yes (On / Off)

      My Voice Canceling

      Yes

      Speaker

      Built-in Zoom Microphone, Monaural Speaker

      Advanced Feature

      High Speed Rec

      Yes (100p / 1920x1080, 100 / 60 Mbps)

      Time-lapse Capture

      Time-Lapse Capture, Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60sec), Shot Number (1-999), Capture Image Size (4K: L (8.3M, 3840x2160) / HD: S(2.1M, 1920x1080)), AE Mode (AE Lock / AE Tracking)

      Scene Selection

      Auto / Night Scene / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow

      NightShot infrared System

      -

      Time code/User Bit

      Yes

      Other Features

      Face Detection , Cinematone, Golf Shot (Yes), Smooth Slow Rec (Yes), Fader Effect(s) (White / Black), Intelligent Auto (Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto wind noise reduction), Smile Shutter (Off / Dual Capture / Always On), Red Eye Reduction, Direct Copy

      Playback

      Fast Playback

      About 5 times /10 times / 30 times / 60 times

      Slow Playback

      Forward: 1/5 speed, Reverse: 1/2 speed

      Trimming Playback

      Yes

      Highlight Movie Maker

      Highlight Movie Maker, Highlight background music (Preinstalled 6 music files, Music transfer compatible)

      Motion Shot Video

      Yes

      Slide Show (Still Image)

      Slide Show

      Projector

      Light Output

      -

      Resolution Output

      -

      Projected Image Size

      -

      Endurance (Battery Life)

      -

      Projector Input

      -

      Keystone Adjustment

      -

      Wireless Function

      Wi-Fi®

      Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))

      NFC™

      Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)

      Multi Camera Control

      Yes

      Terminal / Shoe

      Accessory Shoe

      Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)

      HDMI Terminal

      Yes (HDMI micro)

      Projector Input

      -

      Multi/Micro USB Terminal

      Yes

      Remote Terminal

      Integrated into Multi / Micro USB Terminal

      STD Output

      Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))

      Microphone Input

      Stereo Minijack

      Headphone Jack

      Stereo Minijack

      Memory Card Slot

      Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD / SDHC / SDXC compatible

      DC IN

      Yes

      Power

      Battery Type

      InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower<sup>TM</sup> Meter System (V Series)

      Power Consumption (LCD)

      4K: 5.1W

      Power Consumption (Viewfinder)

      -

      Power Requirements

      6.8V/7.3V (battery pack), 8.4V (AC Adaptor)

      Charge on camcorder(Charging time with supplied Battery)

      Yes (approx. 3h 25min)

      USB Charging

      DC 5V 1500mA

      USB Power Supply

      -

      Size & Weight

      Dimensions (W x H x D) (including supplied battery)

      Approx. 73mm x 80.5mm x 142.5mm (Approx. 73mm x 80.5mm x 173mm (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery)), Approx. 2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 5 5/8inch (Approx. 2 7/8inch x 3 1/4inch x 6 7/8inch (NP-FV70A) (including supplied battery))

      Weight (main unit only)

      Approx. 510g, Approx. 1lb 2.0oz

      Weight (including supplied battery)

      Approx. 560g (NP-FV50A), Approx. 600g (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 660g (NP-FV100A), Approx. 1lb 3.8oz (NP-FV50A), Approx. 1lb 5.2oz (NP-FV70A) (supplied battery), Approx. 1lb 7.3oz (NP-FV100A)

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    • Features
      Gimbal mechanism inside

      Gimbal mechanism inside

      Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ is a unique image stabiliser, with a gimbal mechanism 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 external gimbals. In HD shooting mode, it further reduces the effect of camera shake with 5-axis Intelligent Active mode compensating for vibration across pan, tilt, roll, pitch, and yaw.

      Accessories for every shooting style

      Accessories for every shooting style

      Open up new storytelling possibilities, with a range of accessories from microphones to grips—all designed for professional results and seamless compatibility.

      4K image quality

      4K image quality

      Capture your movies with the stunning realism and detail of 4K (3840 x 2160). With four times more detail than Full HD, all your images are enhanced by the subtle qualities that bring images to vibrant life.

      The latest-generation image sensor exclusively for 4K

      The latest-generation image sensor exclusively for 4K

      The new generation sensor is designed for optimal 4K recording. With pixel sizes around 1.6x larger than previous models, the AX43 captures beautiful images with less noise, even in the extremes of low and bright lighting conditions.

      ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

      ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens for 4K

      The AX43 features a custom lens, developed for the highest quality 4K imaging throughout its entire wide-to-telephoto range. The use of AA (advanced aspherical) lens elements ensures, even with the compact design, each scene is faithfully captured, while ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass delivers accurate colour without aberration. The ZEISS® T* Coating further enhances image quality by reducing unwanted reflections, including ghosting and flare.

      Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

      Up to 26.8mm wide angle lens

      Whether you’re shooting movies or still images, the class-leading wide-angle lens can help you capture more of landscapes and indoor scenes, when you don’t have enough room to step back. Even without a wide conversion lens, the camcorder shoots as wide as 26.8mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.

      Super-sampled Full HD playback

      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.

      Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

      Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments

      Fast Intelligent AF achieves speedy, accurate contrast-detection autofocus by minimising lens motion, predicting the AF range, and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.

      Lock-on AF

      Lock-on AF

      Enhance your tracking of moving subjects with a simple touch. Simply select your subject on the LCD touchscreen, and the AX43 will automatically adjust the tracking frame and lock onto even fast-moving targets, for precise autofocusing.

      Face Detection and Smile Shutter

      Face Detection and Smile Shutter

      Use Face Detection to optimise focus, exposure, and colour for key people in a  shot, even selfies, so you only need compose and narrate the scene. Prioritise a face simply by touching it on the LCD. And with Smile Shutter, you can set the camera to automatically capture still shots of those magical, fleeting, smiles even while recording movies.

      Golf Shot

      Golf Shot

      Capture and analyse high-speed motion with no need for fancy equipment. Golf Shot mode lets you capture video and a series of stills revealing each step of the action.

      Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

      Extensive zoom shooting capabilities 

      With the high quality, stabilised, 20x optical zoom there’s plenty of range to capture  your subject. And, when shooting far away, our Clear Image Zoom uses a proprietary algorithm to deliver optical-zoom quality even at up to 40x (30x in 4K mode).

      Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

      Realistic recording of voices, music and other sound

      Thanks to the three-capsule mic, the AX43 microphone gathers sound from five directions and, with advanced audio processing, results in dramatically better built-in audio recording. Around 40% less background noise is captured, and you’ll enjoy better stereo, or 5.1ch surround (AVCHD) separation, for more faithful capture, clearer dialogue, and more compelling soundtracks.

      High Speed recording for high-quality slow motion

      High Speed recording for high-quality slow motion

      With support for high frame rate capture up to 100fps/120fps in Full HD, you can create slow-motion recordings, elevating every movement in startling detail. Simply import your video in the free PlayMemories Home, or other popular editing software, to reveal smooth, sharp action in even in the most everyday activities.

      4K Time-lapse Capture

      4K Time-lapse Capture

      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 at high resolution into a time-lapse movie on a PC, and viewed with a simple variable-speed preview function on the camera, even in high-quality 4K.

      Trimming Playback

      Trimming Playback

      You can select a specific portion of the picture and play it back in Full HD, thanks to 4K high resolution. Also, you can change trimming size with the zoom lever or on-screen display icon.

      Time Code / User Bit

      Time Code / User Bit

      The AX43 can add embedded data elements to your video, for professional workflows and tracking. The Time Code function records a frame-accurate synchronisation sequence, ideal for precise edit matching in multi-camera shoots. User Bit lets you embed an eight-character reference, such as a scene number, along with your footage, for easier tracking in post-production.

      Exceptional image quality

      Exceptional image quality

      The AX43 can capture video using the XAVC S format for high-quality images. Based on formats used for professional productions, XAVC S offers bitrates up to 100Mbps, and highly efficient compression, for detailed images and easily manageable file sizes.

      5.1ch surround sound microphone

      5.1ch surround sound microphone

      Record clear sound that accurately captures the atmosphere of the scene, and enjoy surround sound playback on your home theatre system. Level meters on the LCD panel provide visual monitoring for each channel level.

      My Voice Canceling

      My Voice Canceling

      Reduce the intensity of the voice of a user shooting from close behind the camera, thanks to the innovative microphone and My Voice Cancelling feature.

      Motion Shot Video

      Motion Shot Video

      Use Motion Shot Video to create dramatic motion playback sequences, superimposing images of your moving subject to trace each split second of action. You can adjust the interval between images to create amazing images for sharing with friends, or use it as a powerful tool for analysing sports motion on screen.

      Dual Video Recording

      Dual Video Recording

      Record two movie formats 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 upload, plus a professional-grade file for further editing.

      Highlight Movie Maker

      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.

      Multi Camera Control

      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. 

      One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

      One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

      One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and One-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. You can control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. Additionally by installing Imaging Edge Mobile app on an NFC enabled smartphone or tablet, you can even skip the pairing sequences simply by touching your device to the camera. 

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