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
10 November 2020

I love this camera. I not a pro. I am not willing to spend a ton of time on a learning curve. But out of the box, I was up and rolling. This not the handycam of my youth. This is simple. As for the video quality... wow!

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    SimpleBasically point and shootExcellent video quality

  • -

    May want an external micLacking some of the features of the previous model (but I didn't care)

10 October 2021

VERY hard to see the display in the sunlight, other than that, perfect camera!

  • +

    Ease of use, functionality, battery life, quality of components.

  • -

    Display brightness

13 October 2021

a very easy to use unit with access to more in detail operations if required

21 February 2021

The quality of this camcorder in regard to image quality, stabalisation, battery length is great. But the real downside is the associated software. I would like to use this camera for youtube content creation.

15 February 2021

Although I have had this camera since last November, the lock down, the weather and other priorities have meant that I have only done a little indoor testing do far. Come the Spring and easing of lockdown and I'll be in a better position to report back to you.

30 January 2021

This is a small device but with great quality. Easy to carry and use

24 January 2021

I'm still learning what I can with this amazing device and look forward to learning more - the quality of image seems excellent.

7 January 2021

Amazing camcorder and great video results. Good design.

21 December 2020

I purchased this recently as I am a golfer and a musician (not both at the same time obviously) and I wanted to record some music and my golf swing. I've only tried the music up to now and whilst the instructions do say that the reproductive quality when recoding in 4K may not be brilliant that I...

Clifton cameras.35163725
11 November 2020

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    Great quality film and sound

  • -

    So far I've haven't found anything to complain about

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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