Sony Launches New Compact 4K Handycam® Camcorder with Advanced Image Stabilisation Technology

We haven’t seen a new Handycam from Sonmy for quite a while and they sort of snuck this one in on us unnanounced.

Sony today announced a new 4K[1] Handycam® featuring an acclaimed in-built gimbal mechanism, Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ technology, for capturing smooth, natural and high-quality video footage. The FDR-AX43 has been developed for content creators and vloggers who want their footage to demonstrate a refined quality that will stand the test of time.

The FDR-AX43 implements some of Sony’s most advanced imaging technologies including:

  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot with a unique in-built-gimbal mechanism for smooth footage while walking, running or at full zoom
  • ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with wide angle of 26.8mm[2]
  • 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K / 40x for HD[3]
  • 1/2.5-type Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor[4] and BIONZ X™ image processing engine delivering excellent image quality, even in low-light conditions
  • High-bitrate shooting (100Mbps for XAVC S™ 4K, 50Mbps for XAVC S HD)[5]
  • Fast Intelligent AF for quick and precise subject capture
  • Microphone structure with three mic capsules sound gathering for advanced sound quality[6]
  • Flip-screen for selfie shooting
  • Long battery life (Up to 235 mins continuous recording time with the supplied battery) and power supply from AC adaptor
  • New Highlight Movie Maker which creates short movies[7] in-camera in 4K or HD resolution without any need for post-production editing. Easily share MP4 movies on social media sites via smartphone. 

FDR-AX43 with ECM-B1M and GP-VPT1

 Pricing and Availability

The FDR-AX43 will be available in Australia in Q2 2020, for SRP$1,299.

[1] 3840×2160

[2] 35mm equivalent, 16:9. When “SteadyShot” is set to “Standard” or “Off”.

[3] When “SteadyShot” is set to “Active” or “Intelligent Active”.

[4] Aspect ratio is 16:9

[5] Requires SDXC/SDHC memory card Class 10 or higher for XAVC S 4K 60Mpbs and XAVC S HD 50Mbps recording, and SDHC/SDXC memory card UHS-I U3 or higher for XAVC S 4K 100Mbps recording

[6] Video Mode is AVCHD for 5.1ch recording

[7] When Dual Video Recording is ON. Video resolution is 1280 x 720 mp4


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