Sony AX43 4K camcorder arrives in Europe

Sony AX43 4K camcorder arrives in Europe
(Image credit: Sony)

Launched at the same time as the new Sony ZV-1, the Sony FDR-AX43 is the latest addition to Sony's camcorder range. This 20x zoom model, aimed at vloggers and family shooters alike, has been on sale in North America and Australia for some time – but has now arrived in Europe and the UK.

Slotting neatly between the AX33 and AX53 in the range, the Sony AX43 offers 4K video recording in a 510g body. The 1/2.5 type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor offers an effective resolution of 8.29 megapixels, and recording XAVC S 4K video at a bit rage of 100 Mbps. Slow-motion can be captured in 1080p resoution at 100fps.

Sony AX43 camcorder can be used with optional GP-VPT1 Shooting Grip and ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone (Image credit: Sony)

The rotating three-inch touchscreen make this camcorder well suited to vloggers - and an optional pistol grip helps to improve the handling for those who are using the camera for run-and-gun footage. Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot offers gimbal-like image stabilization, promising wobble-free footage even when using the longer ends of the zoom range. Minijack outputs are provided for both accessory earphones and microphones. The rechargeable battery promises a running time of up to 235 mins.

The AX43 currently costs $849, and will retail for around £600/€700 when it arrives in Europe in July.

(Image credit: Sony)

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.