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GN60 Wireless Radio Control External Flash



Main characteristics

Intelligent communication maximises image quality

Backlit portrait of a woman taken with flash

Stable high-power GN600 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.
Backlit portrait of a man taken with flash in front of sunset

Flash control linked to camera face detection0

With a compatible camera, white balance is automatically adjusted so that the subject’s face is rendered with natural colour. The HVL-F60RM2 works with a compatible camera face detection to provide ideal lighting for the main subject, even in groups.
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 colours are rendered naturally in any situation.
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.
Image of a flash battery in my pocket

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 time.  The optional FA-EBA1 external flash battery adapter can be used to provide recycle times as fast as 0.6 seconds.
Image of the flash illuminating the front

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.

Intelligent communication boosts speed

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Stable high-speed continuous flash shooting

With a compatible camera the HVL-F60RM2 can continuously provide flash for up to 200 frames in high-speed bursts at up to 10 fps. Missed frames dues to flash sync failure are avoided, providing stable continuous shooting support.
Portrait of a woman taken with continuous flash shooting

Up to 20 flashes per second

With the electronic shutter on a compatible camera, up to approx. 20 flashes per second can be produced continuously for more than 1 second. The FA-EBA1 external flash battery allows approx. 20 flashes per second for more than 10 seconds.


Image of a woman with beautiful bokeh, standing in a path to a beach

Up to 1/80000 second shutter sync with a compatible camera0 for new expression

Used with a compatible camera bodies the HVL-F60RM2 allows flash sync up to 1/80000 second. In HSS (High Speed Sync) mode, it can sync at shutter speeds from 1/400–1/8000 second. 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.
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 camera, high-speed control sequencing in the camera uses pre-flash to control each individual flash during continuous bursts, even when tracking fast-moving subjects in scenes where the light changes dramatically.


The bride and groom taken with flash, smiling on their faces and arms

Minimal flash trigger time lag0

When using the HVL-F60RM2 in combination with a compatible camera, time lag between pressing the shutter button and flash output is significantly reduced so that fleeting moments can be captured with confidence.

Intelligent communication enhances operability

Illustration showing the angle movable area of the flash

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.
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 camera. A camera custom key can be used to call up the flash display for easy adjustment while looking through the viewfinder.
Close-up image of the product buttons, realising fast, intuitive direct light level controls

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.

Higher reliability and operability

Image of metal shoe foot with rugged side frame under the flash

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 of the internal structure of dust and moisture resistant of the flash

Enhanced dust and moisture resistance

A dust and moisture resistant design 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 ft. Reliable, error-free communication is achieved even around reflectors and obstacles. Slow sync, rear-curtain sync, and multi flash are supported.

Wireless radio control for up to 15 flash units

Control up to 15 flash and/or receiver units in 5 groups. 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.
[1] Commander Function  [2] Receiver Function

Other features for enhanced expression

Auto AWB with colour 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.

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.

Camera/Flash compatibility

Follow the link below for lens/body compatibility details.

Guide number for GN60
[1] Flash coverage setting (35mm format)  [2] Normal flash (1/1 power level)
[3] Hi-speed sync (HSS) (shutter speed: sec.)  [4] When the wide panel is attached

Guide Number*

*200mm at ISO 100 in meters /STD flash distribution.
Guide number changes according to zoom position. See the table below.
Lighting System Lighting System

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