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 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
- 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K / 40x for HD
- 1/2.5-type Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor 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)
- Fast Intelligent AF for quick and precise subject capture
- Microphone structure with three mic capsules sound gathering for advanced sound quality
- 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 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.
 35mm equivalent, 16:9. When “SteadyShot” is set to “Standard” or “Off”.
 When “SteadyShot” is set to “Active” or “Intelligent Active”.
 Aspect ratio is 16:9
 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
 Video Mode is AVCHD for 5.1ch recording
 When Dual Video Recording is ON. Video resolution is 1280 x 720 mp4