Sony Develops New Wireless Lighting-Control System

by Photo Life

Press release by Sony Canada

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image-sensor manufacturer, has announced plans to release a new wireless lighting-control system to meet the growing demands of professional Sony photographers.

Designed for compatibility with its α interchangeable cameras and external flash units, the new lighting system will include the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander as well as the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver. A prototype of the new system will be on display in Sony’s booth at WPPI 2016.

With a maximum range of 30 m (approx. 98 ft.), the new radio-controlled system will allow for an extremely flexible wireless-flash shooting experience with exceptional performance in all types of shooting conditions. In total, the system can control a maximum of 15 separate flash units in up to 5 groups of flashes. While using the system, photographers have the ability to control the exposure of connected flash units either manually or automatically depending on preference. Additionally, the new lighting-control system will be capable of flash sync speeds of up to 1/250 s with high-speed sync (HSS) available as well.

The new Wireless Lighting Control system will be available this summer at authorized retailers throughout Canada and the U.S. Pricing and detailed specifications will be released at a later date.

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