GN60 Wireless Radio Control External Flash
GN60 Wireless Radio Control External Flash
This durable high-output GN60 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 sec. Intuitive operation via the camera interface, quick shift bounce, and wireless radio communication add refined control and versatility.
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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.
 Flash processor  Multi Interface Shoe  Image sensor  Image processor
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.
With a compatible camera, white balance is automatically adjusted so that the subject’s face is rendered with natural color. The HVL-F60RM2 works with a compatible camera face detection to provide ideal lighting for the main subject, even in groups.
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.
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.
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.
The use of heat resistant materials plus an optimised flash algorithm provides higher resistance to overheating that allows longer flash shooting sessions.
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.
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.
Used with a compatible camera body the HVL-F60RM2 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A metal shoe foot with rugged side frame significantly increases the strength and durability of the Multi Interface Shoe and its electrical contacts.
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.
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.
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.
 Commander Function  Receiver Function
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.
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.
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.
Follow the link below for lens/body compatibility details.
*200mm at ISO 100 in meters /STD flash distribution.
Guide number changes according to zoom position. See the table below.
 Flash coverage setting (35mm format)  Normal flash (1/1 power level)
 Hi-speed sync (HSS) (shutter speed: sec.)  When the wide panel is attached
Specifications & Features
- Shoe type
- Multi Interface Shoe.
- Continuous flash performance
- 200 flashes at 10 flashes per second
- Power source
- Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
What's in the Box
Connector protect cap ( 1 ), Mini-stand ( 1 ), Case ( 1 ), Bounce adaptor (1), Color filter (amber) (1), Color filter (green) (1), Carrying pouch (1)