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GN46 Wireless Radio Control External Flash

Model: HVL-F46RM
RM 1,599.00
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  • Overview
    This compact high-output GN46 flash unit delivers levels of sophistication and camera communication that only Sony can offer, offering reliable flash at high continuous shooting speeds and sync at shutter speeds up to 1/400 sec. Outstanding durability, intuitive operation via the camera, flexible bounce angle adjustment, and wireless radio communication add refined control and versatility.
  • Highlight

    Guide number of 46

    Wireless control function. Radio: 5 group, 14ch

    Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 69.4 x 114.7 x 88.9 mm (Approx. 2 3/4 × 4 5/8 × 3 1/2 inches)

    Weight: Approx. 308 g (10.9 oz) (excluding batteries)

    Shoe type

    Multi Interface Shoe.

    Continuous flash performance

    60 flashes at 10 flashes per second

    Power source

    Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries

  • Specifications

    Basic information

    Dimensions (Approx.)

    W 69.4 mm X H 114.7 mm X D 88.9 mm (2 3/4 inches × 4 5/8 inches × 3 1/2 inches)

    Weight(Approx.)

    308 g (10.9 oz) (only main unit)

    Type

    Type

    Auto electronic flash (clip-on type) with pre-flash metering

    Shoe type

    Multi Interface Shoe.

    Flash Head(Light-emitting unit)

    Maximum Guide number

    46 (Flash coverage setting 105 mm/STD flash distribution,ISO100・m)

    Flash coverage

    AUTO/MANUAL(24 mm-105 mm)Angle of view of at 15 mm focal length is also covered with the wide panel

    Flash mode

    TTL/MANUAL/MULTI

    Flash Duration (Approx.)

    Within 1.7 ms(1/1 MANUAL)

    Color Temperature (Approx.)

    5500 K

    Continuous flash performance

    60 flashes at 10 flashes per second

    Bounce flash

    Yes

    Bounce angle

    Up 150 deg (0 deg/30 deg/45 deg/60 deg/75 deg/90 deg/120 deg/150 deg) Down 8 deg, Left and right 180 deg (0 deg/30 deg/45 deg/60 deg/75 deg/90 deg/120 deg/150 deg/180 deg)

    Test flash

    Yes

    Flash control

    Flash control using pre-flash (P-TTL/ADI)

    Flash compensation

    Yes

    Power Level switching

    25 levels(1/1-1/256) 1/3 steps

    High-speed sync(HSS)

    Yes

    Modeling flash

    Yes

    Built-in wide panel

    Yes (15 mm)

    Built-in bounce sheet

    Yes

    AF illuminator

    AF illuminator

    -

    Operating Range (Approx.)

    -

    Radio controlled wireless function

    Radio Control Wireless Function

    Yes (commander/receiver)

    Frequencies

    2.4 GHz band

    Channels

    14 Channels(Auto/manual)

    Communication Distance (Approx.)

    30 m

    Groups

    3 groups(TTL/MANUAL), 5 groups(group flash photography)

    Maximum Flash units

    15 units

    Lighting ratio control

    3 groups(TTL)

    Optical control wireless function

    Optical Controlled Wireless Flash

    -

    Channels

    -

    Communication Distance (Approx.)

    -

    Groups

    -

    Lighting ratio control

    -

    LED light function

    Center Luminance Intensity (Approx.)

    -

    Lighting Distance (Approx.)

    -

    Focal length supported

    -

    Continuous Lighting Time (Approx.)

    -

    Color Temperature (Approx.)

    -

    Power Level switching

    -

    Other functions

    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

    -

    Display

    LCD panel

    Yes(Dot matrix)

    Charge progress indicator

    -

    External connectors

    Sync terminal

    -

    Multi/Micro USB terminal

    Yes

    Power source

    Power source

    Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries

    External Battery Adaptor

    -

    Other features

    Dust and moisture resistant design

    Yes

  • Features
    Compact GN46 flash supports the latest camera technology

    Compact GN46 flash supports the latest camera technology

    This compact high-output GN46 flash unit delivers levels of sophistication and camera communication that only Sony can offer, offering reliable flash at high continuous shooting speeds and sync at shutter speeds up to 1/400 sec. Outstanding durability, intuitive operation via the camera, flexible bounce angle adjustment, and wireless radio communication add refined control and versatility.

    Intelligent communication with the latest α bodies

    Intelligent communication with the latest α bodies

    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.  [1] Flash processor  [2] Multi Interface Shoe  [3] Image sensor  [4] Image processor

    Stable GN46 output for a wide range of lighting needs

    Stable GN46 output for a wide range of lighting needs

    Because the HVL-F46RM is designed by Sony, it can communicate with α camera bodies to deliver consistent GN46 light output that meets professional lighting needs. Focal lengths from 24mm (15mm with the wide panel) to 105mm are supported.

    Stable high-speed continuous flash shooting

    Stable high-speed continuous flash shooting

    With a compatible camera the HVL-F46RM can continuously provide flash for up to 60 frames in high-speed bursts at up to 10 fps. Missed frames dues to flash sync failure are avoided, providing stable continuous shooting support.

    Up to 1/400 sec. shutter sync with a compatible camera for new expression

    Up to 1/400 sec. shutter sync with a compatible camera for new expression

    Used with a compatible camera body the HVL-F46RM 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.

    Per-frame P-TTL flash control adapts to changing light

    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.

    Minimal flash trigger time lag

    Minimal flash trigger time lag

    When using the HVL-F46RM in combination with a compatible camera, time lag between pressing the shutter button and flash output is significantly reduced*6 so that fleeting moments can be captured with confidence.

    Flash control linked to camera face detection

    Flash control linked to camera face detection

    With a compatible camera, white balance is automatically adjusted so that the subject’s face is rendered with natural colour. The HVL-F46RM works with a compatible camera face detection to provide ideal lighting for the main subject, even in groups.

    Auto white balance accuracy that only original equipment can achieve

    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.

    High-speed, slow, and rear-curtain sync

    High-speed sync works at all shutter speeds, and can be used with the aperture wide open to produce beautiful background bokeh for portraits. Slow sync and rear-curtain sync are also supported.

    Selectable flash distribution types

    Three selectable flash distribution types are provided: Standard (STD), GN priority (CENTER), and wide-angle priority (EVEN).

    Light output optimised for focal length and image size

    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 24-105mm range. Light distribution is also adjusted for optimum illumination with full-frame or APS-C format.

    Fast recycle and dependable high-speed continuous flash

    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 320 flashes with 2.0 second recycle time. 

    Innovative overheating prevention for longer shooting sessions

    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 continuous shooting for longer periods of time. The HVL-F46RM uses the same algorithms as the flagship HVL-F60RM2, achieving approx. 1.7x greater overheating resistance than the HVL-F45RM so you can shoot without being interrupted by heat issues.

    Metal shoe foot with rugged side frame

    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.

    Enhanced dust and moisture resistance

    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 a series bodies.

    Flexible bounce angle adjustment

    Flexible bounce angle adjustment

    This feature makes it possible to quickly angle the flash head 180 degrees to the left or right, 150 degrees up, or 8 degrees down, for easy bounce angle adjustment to match any subject and shooting environment.

    Comprehensive control from compatible cameras

    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.

    Dot-matrix display and custom keys for efficient operation

    Dot-matrix display and custom keys for efficient operation

    The same display tab format as the camera makes operation easy and intuitive. The Quick Navi display provides status info plus direct access to important parameters, with assignable arrow key, control wheel, and custom key input.

    Improved rear-panel Quick Navi display

    Improved rear-panel Quick Navi display

    Pressing the Fn button causes the selected flash mode and other parameters to appear on the display for easy setup in a variety of shooting situations. While the previous HVL-F46RM flash only displayed the Wireless OFF and Memory Recall OFF icons when the Fn button was pressed, these parameters are normally visible on the HVL-F46RM display.

    Versatile radio wireless communication

    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

    Wireless radio control for up to 15 flash units

    Control up to 15 flash and/or receiver units in 5 groups. The HVL-F46RM can communicate with flash units that do not feature wireless radio communication via the optional FA-WRC1M commander and/or FA-WRR1 receiver.

    Multi/Micro USB for computer connection

    The HVL-F46RM has a Multi/Micro USB terminal that allows connection to a computer for software upgrades.

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview
      This compact high-output GN46 flash unit delivers levels of sophistication and camera communication that only Sony can offer, offering reliable flash at high continuous shooting speeds and sync at shutter speeds up to 1/400 sec. Outstanding durability, intuitive operation via the camera, flexible bounce angle adjustment, and wireless radio communication add refined control and versatility.
  • highlight
    • Highlight

      Guide number of 46

      Wireless control function. Radio: 5 group, 14ch

      Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 69.4 x 114.7 x 88.9 mm (Approx. 2 3/4 × 4 5/8 × 3 1/2 inches)

      Weight: Approx. 308 g (10.9 oz) (excluding batteries)

      Shoe type

      Multi Interface Shoe.

      Continuous flash performance

      60 flashes at 10 flashes per second

      Power source

      Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries

  • specifications
    • Specifications

      Basic information

      Dimensions (Approx.)

      W 69.4 mm X H 114.7 mm X D 88.9 mm (2 3/4 inches × 4 5/8 inches × 3 1/2 inches)

      Weight(Approx.)

      308 g (10.9 oz) (only main unit)

      Type

      Type

      Auto electronic flash (clip-on type) with pre-flash metering

      Shoe type

      Multi Interface Shoe.

      Flash Head(Light-emitting unit)

      Maximum Guide number

      46 (Flash coverage setting 105 mm/STD flash distribution,ISO100・m)

      Flash coverage

      AUTO/MANUAL(24 mm-105 mm)Angle of view of at 15 mm focal length is also covered with the wide panel

      Flash mode

      TTL/MANUAL/MULTI

      Flash Duration (Approx.)

      Within 1.7 ms(1/1 MANUAL)

      Color Temperature (Approx.)

      5500 K

      Continuous flash performance

      60 flashes at 10 flashes per second

      Bounce flash

      Yes

      Bounce angle

      Up 150 deg (0 deg/30 deg/45 deg/60 deg/75 deg/90 deg/120 deg/150 deg) Down 8 deg, Left and right 180 deg (0 deg/30 deg/45 deg/60 deg/75 deg/90 deg/120 deg/150 deg/180 deg)

      Test flash

      Yes

      Flash control

      Flash control using pre-flash (P-TTL/ADI)

      Flash compensation

      Yes

      Power Level switching

      25 levels(1/1-1/256) 1/3 steps

      High-speed sync(HSS)

      Yes

      Modeling flash

      Yes

      Built-in wide panel

      Yes (15 mm)

      Built-in bounce sheet

      Yes

      AF illuminator

      AF illuminator

      -

      Operating Range (Approx.)

      -

      Radio controlled wireless function

      Radio Control Wireless Function

      Yes (commander/receiver)

      Frequencies

      2.4 GHz band

      Channels

      14 Channels(Auto/manual)

      Communication Distance (Approx.)

      30 m

      Groups

      3 groups(TTL/MANUAL), 5 groups(group flash photography)

      Maximum Flash units

      15 units

      Lighting ratio control

      3 groups(TTL)

      Optical control wireless function

      Optical Controlled Wireless Flash

      -

      Channels

      -

      Communication Distance (Approx.)

      -

      Groups

      -

      Lighting ratio control

      -

      LED light function

      Center Luminance Intensity (Approx.)

      -

      Lighting Distance (Approx.)

      -

      Focal length supported

      -

      Continuous Lighting Time (Approx.)

      -

      Color Temperature (Approx.)

      -

      Power Level switching

      -

      Other functions

      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

      -

      Display

      LCD panel

      Yes(Dot matrix)

      Charge progress indicator

      -

      External connectors

      Sync terminal

      -

      Multi/Micro USB terminal

      Yes

      Power source

      Power source

      Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries

      External Battery Adaptor

      -

      Other features

      Dust and moisture resistant design

      Yes

  • features
    • Features
      Compact GN46 flash supports the latest camera technology

      Compact GN46 flash supports the latest camera technology

      This compact high-output GN46 flash unit delivers levels of sophistication and camera communication that only Sony can offer, offering reliable flash at high continuous shooting speeds and sync at shutter speeds up to 1/400 sec. Outstanding durability, intuitive operation via the camera, flexible bounce angle adjustment, and wireless radio communication add refined control and versatility.

      Intelligent communication with the latest α bodies

      Intelligent communication with the latest α bodies

      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.  [1] Flash processor  [2] Multi Interface Shoe  [3] Image sensor  [4] Image processor

      Stable GN46 output for a wide range of lighting needs

      Stable GN46 output for a wide range of lighting needs

      Because the HVL-F46RM is designed by Sony, it can communicate with α camera bodies to deliver consistent GN46 light output that meets professional lighting needs. Focal lengths from 24mm (15mm with the wide panel) to 105mm are supported.

      Stable high-speed continuous flash shooting

      Stable high-speed continuous flash shooting

      With a compatible camera the HVL-F46RM can continuously provide flash for up to 60 frames in high-speed bursts at up to 10 fps. Missed frames dues to flash sync failure are avoided, providing stable continuous shooting support.

      Up to 1/400 sec. shutter sync with a compatible camera for new expression

      Up to 1/400 sec. shutter sync with a compatible camera for new expression

      Used with a compatible camera body the HVL-F46RM 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.

      Per-frame P-TTL flash control adapts to changing light

      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.

      Minimal flash trigger time lag

      Minimal flash trigger time lag

      When using the HVL-F46RM in combination with a compatible camera, time lag between pressing the shutter button and flash output is significantly reduced*6 so that fleeting moments can be captured with confidence.

      Flash control linked to camera face detection

      Flash control linked to camera face detection

      With a compatible camera, white balance is automatically adjusted so that the subject’s face is rendered with natural colour. The HVL-F46RM works with a compatible camera face detection to provide ideal lighting for the main subject, even in groups.

      Auto white balance accuracy that only original equipment can achieve

      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.

      High-speed, slow, and rear-curtain sync

      High-speed sync works at all shutter speeds, and can be used with the aperture wide open to produce beautiful background bokeh for portraits. Slow sync and rear-curtain sync are also supported.

      Selectable flash distribution types

      Three selectable flash distribution types are provided: Standard (STD), GN priority (CENTER), and wide-angle priority (EVEN).

      Light output optimised for focal length and image size

      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 24-105mm range. Light distribution is also adjusted for optimum illumination with full-frame or APS-C format.

      Fast recycle and dependable high-speed continuous flash

      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 320 flashes with 2.0 second recycle time. 

      Innovative overheating prevention for longer shooting sessions

      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 continuous shooting for longer periods of time. The HVL-F46RM uses the same algorithms as the flagship HVL-F60RM2, achieving approx. 1.7x greater overheating resistance than the HVL-F45RM so you can shoot without being interrupted by heat issues.

      Metal shoe foot with rugged side frame

      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.

      Enhanced dust and moisture resistance

      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 a series bodies.

      Flexible bounce angle adjustment

      Flexible bounce angle adjustment

      This feature makes it possible to quickly angle the flash head 180 degrees to the left or right, 150 degrees up, or 8 degrees down, for easy bounce angle adjustment to match any subject and shooting environment.

      Comprehensive control from compatible cameras

      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.

      Dot-matrix display and custom keys for efficient operation

      Dot-matrix display and custom keys for efficient operation

      The same display tab format as the camera makes operation easy and intuitive. The Quick Navi display provides status info plus direct access to important parameters, with assignable arrow key, control wheel, and custom key input.

      Improved rear-panel Quick Navi display

      Improved rear-panel Quick Navi display

      Pressing the Fn button causes the selected flash mode and other parameters to appear on the display for easy setup in a variety of shooting situations. While the previous HVL-F46RM flash only displayed the Wireless OFF and Memory Recall OFF icons when the Fn button was pressed, these parameters are normally visible on the HVL-F46RM display.

      Versatile radio wireless communication

      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

      Wireless radio control for up to 15 flash units

      Control up to 15 flash and/or receiver units in 5 groups. The HVL-F46RM can communicate with flash units that do not feature wireless radio communication via the optional FA-WRC1M commander and/or FA-WRR1 receiver.

      Multi/Micro USB for computer connection

      The HVL-F46RM has a Multi/Micro USB terminal that allows connection to a computer for software upgrades.

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