High-power flash with a maximum lighting output guide number of 60 (GN60) . Continuous shooting is possible with up to 220 emissions per set of batteries and a fast charge cycle time of 1.7 seconds, or just 0.6 seconds with optional External Battery Adaptor (FA-EBA1). High-speed and wireless radio communication to support multi-flash photography. Equipped with Sony’s own Quick Shift Bounce for natural horizontal and portrait bounced light.
Powerful flash light
Master the light in your photography with this HVL-F60RM high guide number (GN60) compact flash unit. It provides plenty of power for a wide range of shooting situations, delivering sufficient illumination for bounce lighting or high-speed-sync (HSS) flash. Auto zoom control or manual focal length can be selected as required, providing uniform wide-range zoom coverage without shading from 20mm to 200mm wide to tele focal lengths (14mm with wide panel). Whether you’re professional or enthusiast, it’s the versatile small flash that’s ideally suited for use with Sony’s mirrorless cameras.
Wireless abilities for the widest range of shooting situations
The powerful HVL-F60RM flash can operates as an on-camera flash, radio wireless commander or receiver in multi-flash setups and can use optical and wireless radio flash control to meet your off camera creative lighting needs. Wireless radio-controlled flash gives you the most consistent results without pairing errors. Control signals can reach receivers even in challenging conditions such as distant locations, strong sunlight, or when the flash is behind the subject, which can make optical flash sync difficult or even impossible. Slave flash units can be positioned just about anywhere up to approximately 98ft. away from the camera.
Multi-flash photography via wireless radio communication
Since the HVL-F60RM can be used as both commander (to send signals) and receiver (to accept signals), it supports a wide range of shooting conditions. As a commander, this flash can be paired with other radio-capable units such as other HVL-F60RM and HVL-F45RM units, or combined with optional wireless radio commander (FA-WRC1M) and receiver (FA-WRR1) for use with other flash units that do not have built-in radio wireless capability or studio lights. It can connect with up to 15 compatible off-camera flash units or receivers in up to 5 groups. You can also take advantage of wireless firing and varied output flash level control for flashes up to 98ft. away.
Stable, reliable continuous shooting
The HVL-F60RM provides stable, reliable continuous shooting, up 220 emissions per set of batteries. Fast recycling time of 1.7 sec. or 0.6 sec.2 with optional FA-EBA1 external battery pack allows you to capture almost every moment perfectly. Resistance to overheating has been significantly increased (approx. 2x compared to the HVL-60M) thanks to heat resistant materials and advanced algorithms. Proper flash synchronization is maintained during continuous shooting, minimizing flash misfires and ruined shots.
Quick Shift Bounce allows fast flash position changes
Sony’s own Quick Shift Bounce allows for fast shift between horizontal and portrait bounce positions for natural looking portraits. Quickly shift from horizontal to vertical orientation, 90 degrees left or right, upward by up to 150 degrees, and downward by 8 degrees for flexible positioning and optimum lighting for a wide range of scenes. A refined compact mechanism is ideally matched to E-mount cameras, complementing the compact convenience and portability of the E-mount system. The HVL-F60RM also comes with a supplied bounce adaptor for extra diffusion to soften shadows.
Powerful LED light and AF illuminator
A built-in LED light (max. 1200lx/0.5m, up to 6 feet) can provide extra illumination for indoor shots, backlit outdoor shots, and a variety of other situations. It can be particularly advantageous when shooting movies. The LED light also functions as an AF assist light to ensure accurate autofocus operation in dim lighting. A dedicated AF assist light is also provided to ensure accurate AF even with dark subjects. The AF assist light supports E-mount cameras.
Quick Navi and customizable to change settings fast
Speed up lighting setup and operation with Quick Navi and key customization function. One press of the function (Fn) button calls up the Quick Navi screen, letting you directly change shooting settings with ease. In addition, you can easily assign frequently used features to the unit’s four-way controller, center button, and control wheel for easy access when required. The HVL-F60RM also provides a memory setting function (MR1/MR2) to register frequently used modes and combinations of adjustable values for easy recall. Simplify manual workflow and save time since the TTL Level Memory can be memorize flash output and be recalled when needed for immediate use or use after minor adjustment.
Reliability in challenging environments
A dust and moisture resistant design ensures reliable operation in harsh environments while a robust metal foot adds additional support from the flash unit to the camera’s Multi-interface (MI) shoe. An optional FA-RG1 Rain Guard provides even further protection of the connection between the flash and the camera.
Wireless flash support for HSS, Slow sync and rear-curtain sync
While conventional sync shooting requires the shutter speed to be the same or slower than the camera’s max synched flash speed, this often narrows the aperture, making it difficult to capture background bokeh effects. However high-speed sync (HSS) flash can be used at any shutter speed — even up to the highest shutter speed provided by the camera. This allows the wider aperture settings needed to create a narrow depth of field, keeping the subject in perfect focus against a blurred background for beautiful portrait shots. Wireless high-speed sync is also possible with compatible cameras. High-speed sync, Slow sync and rear-curtain sync are also available via wireless control.
Direct output adjustment
Independent light output level buttons allow direct control of output or compensation for efficient workflow. A comprehensive display facilitates adjustments and flash output level confirmation, and also provides intuitive access to flash output settings for paired wireless flashes.
Selectable light distribution settings
Three light distribution settings are available from standard (STD), GN priority (CENTER) or Wide-angle priority (EVEN).
Through-the-Lens (TTL) wireless flash
Even when performing wireless flash shooting, flash output can be determined based on accurate measurement of the amount of light through the lens by using pre-flash to measure exposure. Pe-TTL (P-TTL) flash control is available with wireless flash ratio control.
Auto white balance and two additional supplied color filters
Color temperature at time of flash shooting is affected by the guide number and flash type in use. With Auto White Balance Adjustment, color temperature information is automatically transferred from the flash unit to the camera for correct white balance setting, thereby enabling more natural color reproduction. In addition to an auto white balance function that automatically adjusts for light color in scene being photographed, supplied color filters can be used to match or complement existing lighting in order to achieve natural white balance or create a specific atmosphere.
The supplied bounce adapter can be attached for extra diffusion that will illuminate a wider area than the bare flash and also create softer shadows. Use the bounce adapter with the wide panel to enhance the effect even further.
Sync terminal (IN/OUT)
The sync terminal can function as either an input or an output. As an input it can receive the trigger signal from a flash meter when setting up exposure, for example. As an output it can relay the flash trigger to an external monobloc flash or similar for expanded multi-flash versatility.
Flash ready beep
A “ready” beep informs the user when the flash has fully recharged and is ready for the next exposure, even when using wireless flash.
The remote release function can be used to remotely activate a camera shutter in synchronization with one or more flash units, making it possible to simultaneously shoot a single subject from multiple angles, using multiple cameras and flash combinations.