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GN60 Wireless Radio Control External Flash



Feature List

Backlit portrait of a woman taken with flash

GN60 High-output flash supports the latest camera technology

This durable high-output GN600 flash unit delivers levels of sophistication and camera communication that only Sony can offer, achieving reliable flash at high continuous shooting speeds and sync at shutter speeds up to 1/400 sec2. Intuitive operation via the camera interface2, quick shift bounce, and wireless radio communication add refined control and versatility.
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Intelligent communication with the latest α bodies

The α Lighting System has evolved in parallel with α camera bodies to give creators optimum illumination in a wide range of applications. A level of integration that is only possible with original Sony products achieves detailed communication with compatible camera bodies for reliable and precise light control.  [1] Flash processor [2] Multi Interface Shoe  [3] Image sensor  [4] Image processor
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Stable high-power GN60 output that satisfies professional needs

Because the HVL-F60RM2 is designed and manufactured by Sony, it can communicate with α camera bodies to deliver consistent GN60 light output at every flash. The HVL-F60RM2 supports focal lengths from 20mm (14mm with the wide panel) to 200mm.
Portrait of a woman taken with continuous flash shooting

Up to 20 flashes per second

With the electronic shutter on a compatible camera0, up to approx. 20 flashes per second can be produced continuously for more than 1 second1. The FA-EBA1 external flash battery allows approx. 20 flashes per second for more than 10 seconds.
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Up to 1/80000 second shutter sync with a compatible camera for new expression

Used with a compatible camera bodies the HVL-F60RM2 allows flash sync up to 1/80000 second.01 In HSS (High Speed Sync) mode, it can sync at shutter speeds from 1/400–1/8000 second.2 This makes it possible to de-emphasise the background while using flash to illuminate the main subject, illuminate moving subjects against a bright background, and more.
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Stable high-speed continuous flash shooting

With a compatible camera0 the HVL-F60RM2 can continuously provide flash for up to 200 frames1 in high-speed bursts at up to 10 fps. Missed frames due to flash sync failure are avoided, providing stable continuous shooting support.
The bride and groom taken with flash, smiling on their faces and arms

Minimal flash trigger time lag

When using the HVL-F60RM2 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.
Backlit portrait of a man taken with flash in front of sunset

Flash control linked to camera face detection

With a compatible camera1, white balance is automatically adjusted so that the subject’s face is rendered with natural colour. The HVL-F60RM2 works with a compatible camera1 face detection to provide ideal lighting for the main subject, even in groups.
Several bride images taken with per-frame P-TTL flash control

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.
Image of a woman posing, taken with appropriate white balance

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 colors are rendered naturally in any situation.
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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 longer flash shooting sessions.
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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 240 flashes with 1.7 second recycle time1. The optional FA-EBA1 external flash battery adapter can be used to provide recycle times as fast as 0.6 seconds1.

High-speed, slow, and rear-curtain sync

High-speed sync works at all shutter speeds0, and can be used with the aperture wide open to produce beautiful background bokeh for portraits. Slow sync and rear-curtain sync are also supported.

Selectable flash distribution types

Three selectable flash distribution types are provided: Standard (STD), GN priority (CENTER), and wide-angle priority (EVEN).
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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.
Illustration showing the flash illumination angle is automatically adjusted to match the focal length

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 20-200mm range. Light distribution is also adjusted for optimum illumination with full-frame or APS-C format.
Illustration of the internal structure of dust and moisture resistant of the flash

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 a series bodies.
User Interface controlling flash from a compatible camera

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.
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Fast angle adjustment with Quick Shift Bounce

Quickly angle the flash head 90 degrees to the left or right, 150 degrees up, or 8 degrees down, and rapidly switch between horizontal and vertical orientation. A revised mechanism is more compact and convenient.
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Fast, intuitive direct light level controls

Dedicated + and – LEVEL buttons allow direct, speedy light output and flash compensation control, and can also be used to control the same parameters on other wirelessly paired flash units for smooth, efficient workflow.
User Interface of Alpha Camera

Efficient TTL light level memory

TTL flash level can be memorised and later recalled for manual adjustment. This can greatly reduce the time required to manually set up flash parameters in a wide range of situations.
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Improved rear-panel Quick Navi display

Pressing the Fn button causes the selected flash mode and other parameters to appear on the display for easy setup in a variety of shooting situations. While the previous HVL-F60RM flash only displayed the Wireless OFF and Memory Recall OFF icons when the Fn button was pressed, these parameters are normally visible on the HVL-F60RM2 display.
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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.
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Auto white balance with color filters

When one of the supplied colour filters is attached to the flash unit, the camera’s white balance is automatically adjusted for a natural mix between flash and ambient light.  [1] Flash with colour filter  [2] Flash without colour filter.
Left : Illustration showing up to 15 flash units in 5 groups can be controlled via wireless radio communication, Right : Illustration of how multiple flashes work together

Wireless radio control for up to 15 flash units

Control up to 15 flash and/or receiver units in 5 groups0. The HVL-F60RM2 can communicate with flash units that do not feature wireless radio communication via the optional FA-WRC1M commander and/or FA-WRR1 receiver.

Flash control with bounce adaptor

When the supplied bounce adaptor is used the flash unit communicates with the camera to achieve optimum flash distribution for soft, even lighting. The wide panel enhances this effect.

Wired IN/OUT sync terminal

A single sync terminal provides in and out sync connections. IN can be used to receive trigger signals from a flash meter, while OUT can be used to trigger additional flash units.

Audible charge ready notification

An audible beep lets you know that the recharge cycle is complete after the flash has been triggered. This makes it easy to keep track of the ready status of an entire wireless radio lighting system.

Remote camera release

The remote release function makes it possible to trigger the flash and simultaneously release the camera shutter from a remote position, making it easy to simultaneously shoot the same subject from multiple camera angles.

Multi/Micro USB for computer connection

The HVL-F60RM2 has a Multi/Micro USB terminal that allows connection to a computer for software upgrades.