Sony FDR-AX43 UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder

Model: FDRAX43/B

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Audio Format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
Bit Rate LPCM: 16.0-Bit
Sampling Frequency LPCM: 48.0 kHz
System NTSC
Recording Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
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)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Still Image Support JPEG
16.6 MP (5440 x 3056)
12.5 MP (4080 x 3056)
8.3 MP (3840 x 2160)
6.2 MP (2880 x 2160)
2.1 MP (1920 x 1080)
.3 MP (640 x 480)
Channels 5.1-Channel

Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.9 x 4.3"
Package Weight 2.395 lb


Filter Size 55 mm
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
Fixed Focus No
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Zoom Optical: 20x
Clear Image Zoom: 30x 4K
Clear Image Zoom: 40x (in HD)
Digital: 250x (in HD)

Input/Output Connectors

Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
1 x Multi-Terminal micro-USB
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes


Power Consumption In LCD Operation: 4.9 W
In Viewfinder Operation: 4.9 W
Weight 22.05 oz / 625 g with battery attached
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
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
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


Creative Effects Yes
Built-In Mic Yes
Built-In Speaker Yes
Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g
Accessory Shoe 1 x Multi Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Image Stabilization Optical
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
White Balance Modes Auto
Indoor 1

Exposure Control

Self-Timer 10 Sec
Shutter Speed 10,000 - 8 Second (Photo)
Shooting Modes Auto
M (Manual)
Interval Recording 1 Second
2 Second
5 Second
10 Second
30 Second
60 Second


Size 3.0"


Backside Illumination Yes
Color Filter RGB
Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.5" CMOS
Effective Pixels 8.29 MP (16:9 Video)
8.29 MP (16:9 Photo)
6.22 MP (4:3 Photo)
Sensor Resolution 8.57 MP
User Reviews
30 November 2020

overall the camera shoots excellent video in low and high speed frame mode. the start up is less then 3 seconds from power button/opening side viewer and it is recording. play back is easy to access when quick reviews are needed.

14 June 2024

Good quality images and easy to use. Feels a bit plastic so not sure how robust it will be. Wish I'd gone for a model with an eye peice viewfinder as difficult to see the screen in bright areas.

21 March 2024

I had an FDR AX43 for about 3 years and now I have bought an AX43A. The screen is brighter and higher resolution on the 43A.

25 January 2024

Wasn't too sure if this camera would be able to record audio directly from a mixing desk so that we could get a good all round recording of the band. It did the job. Picture quality was excellent. Sound quality via the cameras own microphone was ok but for the price it is as good as you can get.

3 April 2023

I bought a couple of weeks ago to film my clown shows and it works perfectly!Images are clear and also the sound is very good.I have to do some other test but i'm stisfied with it. It is perfect for my recordings.thank you, Sony!

2 February 2023

This is the 3rd one of these that I have purchased over the years (Still use all 3) and just find it such a simple straight forward camera to use. This is the first one I have brought without the eye viewfinder but to be honest I don't think I have ever used the ones on the other cameras so not that...

3 January 2023

At present I cant find any faults regards using this. I use it for my family and outside interest

29 December 2022

I've used Sony movie and DV cameras for over 40 years from Super 8 onwards, many in very demanding environments such as underwater housings and up ships and yacht masts dangling round my neck, none have ever failed.Never used eyepiece as spectacles get in the way.

22 July 2022

Very nice camera. Superb quality and built strong.

18 July 2022

The performance of the camera is very good, with excellent battery life. The overall package is let down by the lack of a viewfinder. This could be compensated for to some extent by having a brightness control of the viewing screen.

Product Highlights
  • UHD 4K 24/30p & 16.6MP Stills
  • Built-In Gimbal, Optical Stabilization
  • 1/2.5" Exmor R Low-Light CMOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom & 40x Clear Image Zoom
  • 26.8mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
  • 3" LCD Touchscreen
  • Fast Intelligent AF with Tracking
  • Up to 100 Mb/s XAVC S 4K / HD to 50 Mb/s
  • 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone
  • 1-Button Highlight Movie Maker
In The Box
  • Sony FDR-AX43 UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder
  • Sony NP-FV70 V-Series Rechargeable Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8-8.4V)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Micro-HDMI Cable
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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