AX43A 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
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.
Watch Balanced Optical SteadyShot in action
The unique Balanced Optical SteadyShot stabiliser, with internal gimbal mechanism, is about 13 times more effective than other optical systems, allowing shake-free shooting while walking.
The Balanced Optical SteadyShot internal gimbal mechanism and image processing algorithm deliver such stable shooting that you can even shoot steady movies while running.
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.
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.
The AF algorithm optimises 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.
Three mic capsules capture clear sound and reduce noise, enabling high-quality recording of sound with clear stereo separation.
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.
With all settings accessible right on the touch screen, operation is fast and simple.
Headphone and microphone jacks are provided, for premium audio connectivity.
The AX43A uses a high-capacity battery to enable recording for long periods. Continuous recording is possible for up to 235 mins with the supplied battery.
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.
Streamline your movie editing with Highlight Movie Maker. Using Dual Video Rec, the FDR-AX43A can simultaneously capture at 4K (3840 x 2160) or Full HD (1920 x 1080) for full-quality storage, and at HD (1280 x 720) using an efficient MP4 video format for easy sharing. From the HD version, Highlight Movie Maker can quickly and automatically create HD highlight movies for immediate sharing—complete with video transitions and your choice of background music.
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.
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.
Specifications and Features
- 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
- Clear Image Zoom
- 4K: 30x, HD: 40x
- Screen type
- 7.5 cm (3.0 type) Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921 600 dots) Wide (16:9)
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