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Web Code: 013SON011  •  Mfr Code: HVLF60M
Only $699.99 CAD
SONY ALPHA HVL-F60M FLASH W/ LED LIGHT is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 19.
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  • External Flash
  • High-illumination Output
  • Quick Shift Bounce
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  • External Flash
  • High-illumination Output
  • Quick Shift Bounce
  • Built-in LED Video Light
  • Expand your creativity with this flagship external flash. It features a built-in LED light, high-illumination output, and patented Quick Shift Bounce for lighting freedom
  • Superior lighting solution for working photographers and videographers
  • Special attention was paid to its subtle design and faster operation that now includes the Quick Navi interface found in Sony Alpha camera bodies so flash and lighting settings can be quickly and easily adjusted and optimized
  • Quick Shift Bounce design found in this unit makes shifting between horizontal and vertical shooting a snap without compromising on light output
  • With the built-in LED video light, this external flash can also be used under various movies shooting situations
  • High-illumination output:
  • Delivers high-illumination output in a compact, lightweight body, with an effective range of more than 90 feet (28m) and guide number 60. (Guide number measures the illumination capability of the flash; the higher the number, the higher the light output. Tested at ISO100, 105mm)
  • Quick Navi and Large Dot Matrix LCD:
  • Quick Navi control is the intuitive User Interface from Sony Alpha camera bodies that make it a snap to locate and change settings
  • A large dot matrix LCD display is easy-to see and intuitive button layout makes it easy to configure the HVL-F60M for a variety of shooting needs
  • Modeling light Capability:
  • Modeling light capability allows the HVL-F60M to pulse, helping photographers determine where shadows will fall before taking the picture, so they can alter lighting or subject positioning as necessary
  • High-Speed Synchronization:
  • Other flashes only work well at shutter speeds synchronized from the camera (example: from 1/125 to 1/250 of a second)
  • The Sony HVL-F60M Flash Unit provides a High Speed Synchronization mode (HSS) that enables the flash to sync with shutter speeds from 1/500 to 1/4000 of a second to catch fast-moving subjects
  • Color Conversion Filter for LED Light, Built-in Diffuser for LED Light:
  • Using a built-in diffuser reduces glare and softens light
  • It can also lessen unnatural multiple shadows
  • Using a color conversion filter lets you change the color temperature to about 3,200K (at maximum brightness)
  • Mini-stand:
  • The HVL-F60M comes with a mini-stand that can stand on its own or be mounted to a tripod or lighting stand for increased wireless freedom
  • Folds up for easy storage
  • LED video light:
  • With the built-in LED video light it has never been easier to switch between stills and movie shooting even in low-light conditions
  • LED enables checking and setting the light and shadow conditions before shooting still image or movie with live view function of EVF equipped camera
  • Maximum luminance of 1200 lux/(0.5m), with illuminating distance of approximately 6-1/2 feet (2m) at ISO3200 / F5.6
  • Wireless Ratio Control:
  • Allows customers to wirelessly control up to three groups of flashes, as well as specify the luminosity ratio for each group, so they can enjoy multiple-flash lighting techniques without the need for special equipment or tedious exposure settings
  • Stroboscopic lighting control:
  • Stroboscopic lighting control lets the HVL-F60M fire multiple times during a single exposure, allowing customers to capture stroboscopic images where moving subjects are frozen several times in the frame
  • Automatic focal-length adjustments:
  • The HVL-F60M automatically adjusts flash for focal-length settings from 24mm to 105mm, and a built-in, slide-out wide-angle panel increases wide-angle coverage to 15mm
  • Slide-out bounce sheet:
  • The HVL-F60M features a slide-out bounce sheet built into the flash head, and can be used in portraits and other bounced light shots to direct light at a subject's pupils to deliver more lively expression
  • Dust and moisture resistant design:
  • Sealing materials are set at joints of outer materials (body, LCD panel, Mounting Foot etc.) and around movement/ operating parts thereby increasing the life of the flash unit
  • Quick Shift Bounce:
  • Sony's patented "Quick Shift Bounce" system allows the HVL-F60M to quickly orbit 90 degrees left and right, allowing you to maintain horizontal light distribution even when shooting vertically
  • In addition to pivoting side-to-side, the flash unit can also tilt down 10 degrees or back 150 degrees, ensuring customers the lighting freedom they need to capture that perfect shot
  • Auto White Balance compensation:
  • Allows for more accurate white balance in flash photography sending color temperature information from the HVL-F60M to the camera, where it is incorporated into the camera's white balance settings
  • Advanced Distance Integration (ADI):
  • ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) metering enables the HVL-F60M to work more effectively with lenses equipped with distance encoders -- combining TTL (through-the-lens) flash metering with guide number control are calculated automatically according to the distance to the subject, the ambient light and the pre-flash reflectivity of the subject
  • Flash compensation operation:
  • As a feature, the flash compensation settings can be operated with flash in addition to the settings made with camera body ( note: only with SLT-A99V and NEX-6 camera bodies)
  • Large Dot Matrix LCD:
  • The large, easy-to-see LCD display and intuitive button layout make it easy to configure the HVL-F60M for a variety of shooting needs
  • Flash:
  • Flash Modes: Control: Bounce angles: Upward - 90 degrees; Downward - minus 10 degrees; Left/ Right (Front/Back) - 180 degrees;Automatic Light Control
  • Flash Coverage: GN60 = up to 28 meters (91 ft) at ISO100 with 105mm lens
  • General:
  • Material: Poly-carbonate plastic
  • Supplied Accessories:
  • Bounce Adaptor for Flash
  • Color Conversion Filter for LED Light
  • Built-in Diffuser for LED Light
  • Shoe Adaptor (ADP-AMA)
  • Mini Stand
  • Carrying Case


Flash Type: External Flash Unit
Flash Mount: Shoe
Guide No. (Feet/Metres): 196.85 ft./60m (ISO 100 at 105mm position)
Bounce Head: Yes, -10 to +90 degrees
Swivel Head: Yes, 360 degrees
Power Source: 4 AA Alkaline, Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries

Additional Information

Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hot It is a great flash but not very reliable it will over heat so fast and not in direct son. I love the power and menu. I would not take it on a paying job. It is like an old girl friend you lover her but she might cheat on you at any point and time. Should not be that way cause of the price
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had to chime in. It overheats! I couldn't not say something. I am glad it isn't just me. This flash was a waste of money. Besides the overheating problem which is ridiculous all the proprietary attachments that don't couple well to remotes make this a bad investment. I love my Sony 99, love my Zeiss lens , but get a different flash system.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overheats All The Time Unfortunately this otherwise nice flash overheats constantly which makes it totally unreliable on jobs. Waiting 5-10 minutes during an hour long shoot for the flash to work again is a real job killer and embarrassing too. If it was more reliable I would highly recommend this flash but the overheating IS an issue.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it I read the reviews before purchasing the Flash 60, I found it very useful, in my courses, I'm studying Portrait and Wedding photography. This is my first external flash. I purchased another set of 4AA's for backup, from what I read it might get hot, swap the batteries and a work around. I enjoy sony products. I'm the only one in courses, possibly thew whole program using sony. A instructor picked it up and raved... The flash is complicated-and this is my first, but I printed the manual, 4 pages per sheet, zoomed, and duplexed. Read your manual...
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Remote Use The HVLF60 its a great product. Really it is. As the old HVL43, but with the new hotshoe comes the problems for me: how can I use some remote in my HVL60 flash? Try some but doesn't work. The new connectors doesn't allow to transmit the shoot form the a99 to the flash through remote accessories. Can I use the wireless function between the camera and flash without accessories?
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product - Shame I was one of the first adopter of the Sony A99 and the Flash HVLF60M back in 2012. Both products have potential, but both products were defective on the first day I received them. My Sony A99 produced blurry images and I had to sent it in for repair. The HVLF60M is no better, perhaps the worst flash I have ever used. On the first day, the flash had problems with overheating with about 20 shots on 1/4 to 1 power ratio. As a photographer, I cannot have down times like this in a shoot. Second, at a corporate event, the flash over heated outdoors with only 5 shots because the weather was hot that day and affected the flash. Last year, the flash malfunctioned while I was In New York in Time Square during New Years Eve. The weather was freezing cold and the flash simply "quit" on me without being used much while my Nikon and Canon peers kept on shooting. This year, I was at a wedding reception, the flash begin to randomly fire without being used while on manual mode. On manual mode, the flash would fire while I was zooming with my lens and flash would go off multiple times. As a result, my flash overheated and I missed numerous shots and I had to take out the battery for the flash to cool off. The process to cool the flash is unique in itself because you have to take out the batteries, leave the unit off for about 3 minutes, dismount the unit off the camera, and leave the battery door open for heat ventilation. The flash requires multiple resets before I get one good reset for me to resume shooting. By the time the flash came back online, I have missed many shots and, sometimes, the event was simple "over." I felt embarrassed many times and I had to explain to my "other" peers. I just don't understand why a such a great product has such faults and unreliability. I take care all of my equipment and this flash is simply the worse ever. Just recently, the flash got worse, the unit became less responsive on manual mode and the flash would fire randomly and overheat as a result. I have tried the flash on my RX100II, Sony A99, and Sony A77. The results were the same. The flash just would not function at all. Furthermore, the flash would fire randomly by itself on manual mode. The flash is only usable on auto mode, which is unacceptable because there are many situations the AI would not be able to judge correctly and being on "Auto" mode would limit the latitude of my shots. The flash has been notorious with overheating since its release and numerous photography forums have documented the problem. Over time, the defects of this flash will get worse and render you unit unbearable. The bottom line, DO NOT PURCHASE this flash if you shoot a lot and depend on it for indoor work. I have upgraded and used Sony equipments for years (Sony A100, Sony A700, Sony A99, CZ24-70, HVLF40, and VGC99AM) The HVLF60M is simply the worst flash and Sony product I have ever used. I am very upset from the whole experience because I am forced to "buy" another unit due to defects of this flash. I am not fault at all; instead, I am being punished for buying the Flagship flash along with the Flagship camera and the Flagship lens. If you are to buy the unit, buy the 4 year warranty as well and exchange for a new one every year because you are going to need it. The HVLF60M is a shame.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overheat Problem! Great design flash. But it does not work as it should be! Just like everyone else said. My HVL-60M easily got overheat very fast. I am a Sony DSLR fan and have owned A900, A850, A99. But this flash get overheat after 15-20 shots. It is not normal at all for a top of the line Sony flash. I don't know what to do with it? Very disappointed!
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Money & Regretting the Switch The HVL-F60M won't even stand up to occasional firing let alone any rapid fire use. Each time I have used this flash it has failed me after about twenty shots in both direct and bounce modes. I definitely should have read the reviews before I fell for this one. The camera used is a A7R and I have used alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Both failures occurred in temperature controlled rooms 75 degrees in both. I miss my Canon gear badly right now.
Date published: 2014-08-02
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