AX43 4K Handycam® with Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Gimbal mechanism inside
Sony’s Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ is a unique image stabilizer 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
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
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 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
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 each scene is faithfully captured even with the compact design 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
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 26.8 mm (16:9 aspect ratio) in movie mode.
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
Fast Intelligent AF achieves speedy accurate contrast-detection auto focus by minimizing lens motion predicting the AF range and accelerating lens drive thereby improving response so you can capture more fleeting moments.
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 auto-focusing.
Face Detection and Smile Shutter
Use Face Detection to optimize focus exposure and colour for key people in a shot even in selfies so you only need compose and narrate the scene. Prioritize 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.
Capture and analyze 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
With the high-quality stabilized 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
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
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 into PlayMemories Home (free) or other popular editing software to reveal smooth sharp action in even the most everyday activities.
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.