Built for stability and productivity
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.
Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ is a unique image stabiliser, with a gimbal mechanism about 13 times more effective than other optical systems29. 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.
Open up new storytelling possibilities, with a range of accessories from microphones to grips—all designed for professional results and seamless compatibility.
Capture your movies with 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.
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.
The new generation sensor is designed for optimal 4K recording. With pixel sizes around 1.6x larger than previous models30, the AX43 captures beautiful images with less noise, even in the extremes of low and bright lighting conditions.
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.
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.
Enhance your viewing experience even without a 4K television. Using super-sampling, the camera automatically down-converts 4K footage to exceptionally detailed Full HD.
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.
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.
|Sensor||1-Chip 1/2.5" CMOS|
|Sensor Resolution||8.57 MP|
|Effective Pixels||8.29 MP (16:9 Video)
8.29 MP (16:9 Photo)
6.22 MP (4:3 Photo)
|Focal Length||4.44 to 88mm|
|35mm-Equivalent Focal Length||26.8 to 536mm at 16:9
32.8 to 656mm at 4:3
|Maximum Aperture||f/2 - f/3.8|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||0.4" / 1.0 cm|
Clear Image Zoom: 30x 4K
Clear Image Zoom: 40x (in HD)
Digital: 250x (in HD)
|Filter Size||55 mm|
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
|Video Format||3840 x 2160p at 24/30 fps (100, 60 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (9 Mb/s AVCHD)
1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD)
1280 x 720p at 30 fps (3 Mb/s MP4)
|Still Image Resolution||JPEG: 16.6 Megapixel, 5440 x 3056 (16:9)
JPEG: 12.5 Megapixel, 4080 x 3056 (4:3)
JPEG: 8.3 Megapixel, 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
JPEG: 6.2 Megapixel, 2880 x 2160 (4:3)
JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
JPEG: .3 Megapixel, 640 x 480
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
|Sampling Frequency||LPCM: 48.0 kHz|
|Bit Rate||LPCM: 16.0-Bit|
|Screen Resolution||960 x 480 (460,800 Dots)|
|Shutter Speed||10,000 - 8 Second (Photo)|
|Interval Recording||1 Second
|Scene Modes||Preset: Yes|
|Lux||1.8 (4K: Low Lux, 1/30 shutter speed)
9 (4K: Standard, 1/60 shutter speed)
1.2 (HD: Low Lux, 1/30 shutter speed)
6 (HD: Standard, 1/60 shutter speed)
|White Balance Modes||Auto
|Built-In Light/Flash||Light - No
Flash - No
|Accessory Shoe||1 x Multi Interface Shoe|
|Tripod Mount||1/4" - 20|
1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x Multi-Terminal micro-USB
|Supported Languages||Brazilian Portuguese
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8 VDC, 1960 mAh|
|Charging Method||AC Adapter|
|Power Adapter||100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60Hz|
|Power Consumption||In LCD Operation: 4.9 W
In Viewfinder Operation: 4.9 W
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||6.8 x 3.2 x 2.9" / 173.0 x 80.5 x 73.0 mm with battery attached|
|Weight||22.05 oz / 625 g with the battery attached|