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Sony has announced the new Sony FDR-AX43 camcorder


Today Sony announced this new 4K camcorder.

Press release:

SAN DIEGO – Feb 11, 2020 –Sony today announced a new 4K(1) Handycam® camcorder featuring Balanced Optical SteadyShot ™ technology, using a built-in gimbal mechanism, which provides the ability to capture smooth, natural high-quality video footage. The FDR-AX43/B 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/B implements some of Sony’s most advanced imaging technologies including:

  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot with a unique built-in-gimbal mechanism for smooth footage while walking, running or at full zoom
  • ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens with a wide angle of 26.8mm(2)
  • 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K and 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
  • Directional 3-capsule mic for advanced sound quality(6)
  • 3” Flip-screen for selfie shooting
  • New Highlight Movie Maker creates short video clips(7) in-camera to share instantly without any need for post-production editing. Easily share MP4 movies on social media sites via smartphone.
  • Long battery life provides up to 235 mins continuous recording time with the supplied battery (AC adaptor provides additional power supply).

Pricing and Availability

The FDR-AX43/B will ship this month in North America, priced approximately $849.99 US or $1,099.99 CA.

Full product information can be viewed at


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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