GN46 WIRELESS RADIO CONTROL EXTERNAL FLASH

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HVL-F46RM

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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

What's In The Box

  • Connector protect cap ( 1 ), Mini-stand ( 1 ), Carrying case ( 1 )
Placeholder

Features

Image of a woman taken with flash in front of sunset

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.

Illustration explaining how the Sony's genuine flash realise intelligent communication with the α body

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

Backlit portrait of a woman taken with flash

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.

A man taking a snapshot outdoors with a model

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.

Image of a woman with beautiful bokeh, standing in a path to a beach

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.

Several bride images taken with per-frame P-TTL flash control

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.

The bride and groom taken with flash, smiling on their faces and arms

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.

Image of a woman posing with a building in the background

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.

Image of a woman posing, taken with appropriate white balance

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).

Illustration showing the flash illumination angle is automatically adjusted to match the focal length

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.

A man taking a portrait outdoors with 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

Image of the flash illuminating the front

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.

Image of metal shoe foot with rugged side frame under the flash

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.

Illustration of the internal structure of dust and moisture resistant of the flash

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.

Illustration showing the angle movable area of the flash

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.

User Interface controlling a flash from a compatible camera

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.

Close-up image of the product display provides status info, assignable arrow key and control wheel

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.

Close-up image of the product 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.

A man taking portrait a with flash connected via wireless radio communication with his laptop

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.

Illustration showing up to 15 flash units in 5 groups can be controlled via wireless radio communication

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.