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AX43A 4K Handycam with Exmor R CMOS sensor

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The brilliant true-to-life quality of 4K

The latest-generation lens and image sensor enhance the spectacular detail of 4K resolution4, with increased sensitivity for capturing high-quality movies in low light. High-bitrate recording5 in XAVC S format clearly captures even fast-moving and complex scenes.

The brilliant true-to-life quality of 4K
ZEISS® 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens
ZEISS® 20x zoom 4K-compatible lens
The ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens has a widest angle of 26.8 mm, allowing more of a subject to fit in the frame. Capture a wide variety of scenes with the 20x optical zoom (26.8-536.0mm; 16:9 mode), plus 30x (4K) or 40x (HD) Clear Image Zoom and 250x digital zoom.
Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine
Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine
The Exmor R CMOS sensor enhances image clarity, reduces noise in dark environments, and enables soft background defocusing, while the BIONZ X image processing engine achieves more naturally vivid and lifelike images and faster processing.
Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly
Fast Intelligent AF speeds up smartly
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.
Great sound, less noise
Great sound, less noise
Three mic capsules capture clear sound and reduce noise, enabling high-quality recording of sound with clear stereo separation.
Shoot selfies, high- and low-position at will
Shoot selfies, high- and low-position at will
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.
LCD touch control
LCD touch control
With all settings accessible right on the touch screen, operation is fast and simple.

Key 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 AX43A 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 AX43A 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.

Exceptional image quality

Exceptional image quality

The AX43A 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-AX43A can simultaneously capture at 4K (3840x2160) or Full HD (1920x1080) for full quality storage, and at HD (1280x720) 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.

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.

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 AX43A 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 AX43A 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 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 AX43A 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.

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