Stable GN460 output for a wide range of lighting needs
Because the HVL-F46RM is designed by Sony, it can communicate with α camera bodies to deliver consistent GN46 light output that meets professional lighting needs. Focal lengths from 24mm (15mm with the wide panel) to 105mm0 are supported.
Flash control linked to camera face detection0
With a compatible camera1, white balance is automatically adjusted so that the subject’s face is rendered with natural colour. The HVL-F46RM works with a compatible camera1 face detection to provide ideal lighting for the main subject, even in groups.
Auto white balance accuracy that only original equipment can achieve
Thanks to in-house design, this advanced flash unit transfers colour temperature data to the camera where that data is used to precisely adjust white balance so that colours are rendered naturally in any situation.
Light output optimised for focal length and image size
The flash illumination angle is automatically adjusted to match the focal length of the lens used over a 24-105mm range. Light distribution is also adjusted for optimum illumination with full-frame or APS-C format.
Fast recycle and dependable high-speed continuous flash
Advanced electronics and construction contribute to fast recycle times and allow continuous flash shooting for extended periods of time. A set of four batteries can provide power for more than 320 flashes with 2.0 second recycle time0.
Innovative overheating prevention for longer shooting sessions
The use of heat resistant materials plus an optimised flash algorithm provides higher resistance to overheating that allows continuous shooting for longer periods of time. The HVL-46RM uses the same algorithms as the flagship HVL-F60RM2, achieving approx. 1.70 x greater overheating resistance than the HVL-F45RM so you can shoot without being interrupted by heat issues.
Intelligent communication boosts speed
Stable high-speed continuous flash shooting
With a compatible camera0 the HVL-F46RM can continuously provide flash for up to 60 frames1 in high-speed bursts at up to 10 fps. Missed frames dues to flash sync failure are avoided, providing stable continuous shooting support.
Up to 1/400 sec. shutter sync with a compatible camera0 for new expression
Used with a compatible camera0 body the HVL-F46RM allows flash sync up to 1/400 sec. This makes it possible to deemphasise the background while using flash to illuminate the main subject, illuminate moving subjects against a bright background, and more.
Per-frame P-TTL flash control adapts to changing light
When used with a compatible camera0, high-speed control sequencing in the camera uses pre-flash to control each individual flash1 during continuous bursts, even when tracking fast-moving subjects in scenes where the light changes dramatically.
Minimal flash trigger time lag0
When using the HVL-F46RM in combination with a compatible camera0, time lag between pressing the shutter button and flash output is significantly reduced1 so that fleeting moments can be captured with confidence.
Intelligent communication enhances operability
Flexible bounce angle adjustment
This feature makes it possible to quickly angle the flash head 180 degrees to the left or right, 150 degrees up, or 8 degrees down, for easy bounce angle adjustment to match any subject and shooting environment.
Comprehensive control from compatible cameras
Flash compensation, ratio, and other parameters can be controlled directly from a compatible camera0. A camera custom key can be used to call up the flash display for easy adjustment while looking through the viewfinder.
Dot-matrix display and custom keys for efficient operation
The same display tab format as the camera makes operation easy and intuitive. The Quick Navi display provides status info plus direct access to important parameters, with assignable arrow key, control wheel, and custom key input.
Higher reliability and operability
Metal shoe foot with rugged side frame
A metal shoe foot with rugged side frame significantly increases the strength and durability of the Multi Interface Shoe and its electrical contacts.
Enhanced dust and moisture resistance
A dust and moisture resistant design0 contributes to high reliability in outdoor conditions. Shoe sealing achieves even greater dust and moisture resistance with certain α series bodies.
Versatile radio wireless communication
Stable wireless radio communication is ensured at distances up to 30 m/98.4 ft0. Reliable, error-free communication is achieved even around reflectors and obstacles. Slow sync, rear-curtain sync, and multi flash are supported1.
Wireless radio control for up to 15 flash units
Control up to 15 flash and/or receiver units in 5 groups0. The HVL-F46RM can communicate with flash units that do not feature wireless radio communication via the optional FA-WRC1M commander and/or FA-WRR1 receiver.
 Commander Function  Receiver Function
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