External flash with wireless radio control
High-power flash with a maximum lighting output guide
number of 60 (GN60) 1. Continuous shooting is possible
with up to 220 emissions2 per set of batteries and a fast
charge cycle time of 1.7 seconds2, or just 0.6 seconds2
with optional External Battery Adaptor (FA-EBA1)4. Highspeed and wireless radio communication to support
multi-flash photography. Equipped with Sony’s own
Quick Shift Bounce for natural horizontal and portrait
bounced light.
Key Features
Powerful flash light
Master the light in your photography with this HVL-F60RM high guide number (GN60)1 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.3 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 groups6. You can
also take advantage of wireless firing and varied output flash level control for flashes up to 98ft.
Stable, reliable continuous shooting
The HVL-F60RM provides stable, reliable continuous shooting, up 220 emissions2 per set of
batteries. Fast recycling time of 1.7 sec.2 or 0.6 sec.2 with optional FA-EBA1 external battery pack4
allows you to capture almost every moment perfectly. Resistance to overheating has been
significantly increased (approx. 2x compared to the HVL-60M3) 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 feet7) 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.*7
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 resistant6 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
speed8 — 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 Wideangle 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*7 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.
Bounce adapter
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.
Remote release
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 multiplew cameras and flash combinations.
Multi/Micro USB ports
Common Information / Operating Instruction
Operating Instruction
Color carton
Guide No.
Guide No.
60 (Flash coverage setting 200mm/STD flash distribution,ISO100・m)
Recycling time
Recycling time
0.1-2.5 seconds(Alkaline battery)/0.1-1.7 seconds (Ni-MH battery)
* The recycle time is the fastest time from when the flash is emitted until the TEST
button lights up.(Sony test conditions)
Flash compensation
Flash compensation
Yes *
*Depending on the camera,this function is not available.For details,see product
information page.http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/accessories/
Number of Flashes
More than 150 times(Alkaline battery)/More than 220 times(Ni-MH battery)
*The number of flashes is the number of times that maximum light output can be
emitted once in 30 sec.(Sony test conditions)
Continuous flash performance: 40 flashes at 10 flashes per second *
*Normal flash, power level 1/32, 105mm, Ni-MH battery.
Flash Coverage
AUTO/MANUAL(20mm-200mm)Angle of view at 14mm focal length is also covered
with the wide panel
Flash Modes
TTL / Manual / Multi
Operating Conditions
Color Temperature Control
Auto electronic flash (clip-on type) with pre-flash metering
Dimension (Approx.)
3 1/8 × 5 1/2 × 4 1/8 inches (78. x 139.5 x 104.6 mm) (WxHxD)
Operating Temperature
32°F to 104°F (0℃ to +40℃ )
Storage Temperature
-4°F to 140°F (-20℃ to 60℃)
Weight (Approx.)
15.9 oz (449 g) (only main unit)
Flash Specification
Bounce angle
Up 150deg (0deg/ 30deg/ 45deg/ 60deg/ 75deg/ 90deg/ 120deg/ 150deg) Down
Left and right 90deg (0deg/ 30deg/ 45deg/ 60deg/ 90deg)
Shoe Type
Multi Interface Shoe.
Flash control
Flash control using pre-flash (P-TTL/ADI)
AF illuminator
AF illuminator
Yes *
*Depending on the camera,this function is not available.For details,see product
information page.http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/accessories/
AF illuminator range
0.5-3m */0.5-10m **
*While a 50mm lens with the aperture set at F5.6 is attached and [AF LED LEVEL] of
the flash unit is specified as [LOW].
**While a 50mm lens with the aperture set at F5.6 is attached and [AF LED LEVEL] of
the flash unit is specified as [HIGH].
Other Features
Radio control wireless function:
Radio control wireless flash: Yes(commander/receiver)*
Frequencies: 2.4 GHz band
Channels: 14 Channels(Auto/manual)
Communication distance (Approx.): 30m**
Groups: 3 groups (TTL/MANUAL),5 groups(group flash photography)
Maximum Flash units: 15 units
Lighting ratio control: 3 groups(TTL)
*Requires Radio Control Wireless Flash(sold separately) or Wireless Radio Receiver
FA-WRR1(sold separately) or Wireless Radio Commander FA-WRC1M(sold
separately). **SONY test conditions
Optical control wireless function:
Other Features
Optical control wireless flash: Yes(controller/remote)
Channels: 4 Channels
Communication distance (Approx.): 5m*
Groups: 3 groups
Lighting ratio control: 3 groups(TTL)
*SONY test conditions
LED light function:
Center luminance intensity (Approx.): 1200 lx(0.5m)/300 lx(1m)
Lighting distance (Approx.): 2 m (when recording movies, set to ISO 3200 & F5.6)
Focal length supported: 35mm (35mm-format angle of view)
Continuous lighting time (Approx.): 1hour (with Sony AA-size alkaline battery)
Color temperature (Approx.): 5500K
Power Level switching: 15 steps
Auto zoom control optimized for image sensor size: Yes*
Flash distribution setting: Yes
Auto WB adjustment: Yes*
Custom key settings: Yes
Memory settings: Yes
Remote release: Yes
* Except DSLR-A100.
Sync terminal: Yes(IN/OUT)
Multi/Micro USB terminal: Yes
Supplied Accessories
Connector protect cap(1)
Bounce adaptor (1)
Color filter (amber) (1)
Color filter (green) (1)
Carrying pouch (1)
Power Source
Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
200mm at ISO100 in meters
With NiMH batteries. Sony test conditions
Sony test conditions
40 flashes at 10 flashes per sec. With normal flash, power level 1/32, and Ni-HM battery. When using interchangeable-lens cameras’ mechanical shutter
5. Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof
6. In the Group Flash mode. Up to 3 groups in the TTL or Manual flash mode
7. For movies shot at ISO3200/F5.6
8. The range of mechanical shutter speed is from 1/250 to 1/8000. The mechanical shutter speed depends on the camera’s spec
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