GN60 power and wide-range lens focal lengths supported
The high GN60 output of this clip-on flash unit provides plenty of power for a wide range of shooting situations. 20 mm to 200 mm (14 mm with wide panel) lens focal lengths are supported with corresponding flash coverage. The focal length can be selected as required.
Continuous shooting support
Charge cycle time is 1.7 seconds, or just 0.6 seconds with the External Battery Adaptor (FA-EBA1) (optional) for continuous shooting. Proper flash synchronisation is maintained during continuous shooting, minimising flash misfires and ruined shots.
Sony original Quick Shift Bounce
Quickly shift from horizontal to vertical orientation, 90 left or right, upwards by up to 150 and downwards by 8 , for flexible positioning and optimum lighting when frame angles need to be changed quickly. A refined compact mechanism is ideally matched to E-mount cameras, complementing the compact convenience and portability of the E-mount system.
Direct output adjustment
An independent light output level button (LEVEL -/+ button) allows 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.  LEVEL -/+ button  LCD panel
Custom keys and TTL flash memory
Functions can be freely assigned to the unit's four-way controller, centre button and control wheel for easy access when required. What's more, TTL flash output can be memorised and recalled when needed, for immediate use or use after minor adjustment. This is another feature that can simplify manual workflow and save time.
Reliability in challenging environments
A dust and moisture resistant design ensures reliable operation in harsh environments. A rain guard (optional) provides even further protection and reliability. Another feature that contributes to reliability is a metal Multi Interface Shoe. All of these features add up to enhanced reliability in challenging situations.
Stable wireless radio communication
Both optical remote flash triggering and wireless radio triggering are supported. One HVL-F60RM mounted on a compatible camera paired with off-camera units provides reliable, interference-free radio communication in conditions that would make optical communication difficult. Slow sync, rear-curtain sync and multi flash are supported.
Multi-flash radio control
Up to 15 flash units can be assigned to up to 5 groups for wireless flash control at distances of up to 30 metres. Optional Wireless Radio Commander (FA-WRC1M) and Wireless Radio Receiver (FA-WRR1) units allow the HVL-F60RM to be used with Sony flash units that do not have built-in radio wireless capability, as well as the radio-capable HVL-F45RM.
P-TTL flash control
Appropriate flash output is determined by using pre-flash to measure exposure.
LED light and AF assist
Not only for the studio, but also for outdoor shooting, a built-in LED light is very useful. It also functions as an AF assist light to ensure accurate autofocus operation in dim lighting. The LED can make manual focus easier in dark situations too.
The supplied colour filters can be used to match or complement existing lighting, in order to achieve natural white balance, or to create a specific atmosphere.
The supplied bounce adaptor can be attached for extra diffusion that will illuminate a wider area than the bare flash, and also create softer shadows. Use the bounce adaptor 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.
Selectable light distribution
Three light distribution settings are available: "STD" for standard distribution, "CENTER" for GN priority and "EVEN" for wide-angle priority.
Normal maximum flash sync speeds mean that the shutter speed must be stopped down when using daylight fill flash, making it difficult to produce background bokeh. High-speed Sync allows the flash to be synchronised to the full range of shutter speeds so that large apertures can be used to create bokeh wherever desired.
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.
The remote release function can be used to remotely activate a camera shutter in synchronisation with one or more flash units, making it possible to simultaneously shoot a single subject from multiple angles, for example.
Multi/Micro USB terminal
The flash unit can be connected to a computer via its Multi/Micro USB terminal for convenient software updating.