Sony HVL-HFL1 (guide number of 10 (ISO 100, m) features Flash Effective Range: Shooting Distance (Approx): 1m to 5m (3 1/4ft to 16 1/4ft); Lighting Angle (Horizontal): 60 degrees, Lighting Angle (Vertical): 45 degrees; Tilt Range : Lighting Angle Approx 15 degrees; Operating Temperature : +0° to +40°C (+32° to +104°F), Storage Temperature : -20° to +60°C (-4° to +140°F). The Sony HVL-HFL1 measures 1 3/13″ x 2 6/13″ x 1 11/13″ (31.5 x 62.5 x 47mm) and weighs 1.85 oz (52g).
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Sony HVL-HFL1 User Reviews
Small but pricey
“I just received the HVL-HFL1 (video light and flash). It is small, light and compact but since I ordered, I realize the HVL-HL1 (video light only) is available and is about $100 less. Since the DVD-403 comes with a flash (albeit small), I am going to return and reorder the HVL-HL1 which is about $40. The video light was the main reason for ordering this for me. If you do want the flash capability, it does look well built and stylish (and did I say small). I guess the small size is a benefit of using the camcorder battery (rather than built in).” – By Robert Eardley
An absolute must add accessory!!
“If you’ve already purchased your camcorder then you either already know or will find out very soon that it is a nice, versatile camcorder but has significant lighting limitations out of the box. In a perfectly lit room or a bright sunny day there is no need for this light/flash. But unless those are the only situations you plan to record under, YOU NEED THIS LIGHT !! You’ve just invested a good chunk of money in the camcorder, don’t skimp now……you’ll be glad you bought this when you see the difference it makes.” – By S. Prior
“I FOUND IT TO BE VERY EASY TO USE EXCEPT FOR THE ATTACHING OF IT TO THE CAMERA INSELF, IT TOOK A LITTLE BIT TO FIGURE IT OUT, IT IS SMALL, SO IT IS EASY TO CARRY ALONG. AND IT WORKS VERY WELL.” – By L. Ayash
No Separate Batteries!
“This camcorder light was a must for our home video needs. It drastically reduced the grainy, low light picture quality. We are much happier with our indoor video footage since using this light. The autosensor is helpful, and we really like that it runs off of the camcorder battery and does not require separate batteries. “ – By JAB
Does what it’s suppose to do
“I had to get this after I bought a wide-angle lens for my SR11. The lens covered the flash on the camcorder. The wide-angle combined with this external flash/light captures amazingly beautiful picture. The light is good for recording subjects within 3ft-6ft, but I rarely use it because it’s really bright and annoys the person I’m recording.” – By P. D. Nguyen
“It works as advertised. Small, light and very handy. If you expect to light up an entire room, look elsewhere but if you’re looking to brighten up a subject not too far away, this will work just fine.” – By Charles B. Elmore
“This product works just like intended – the video light works fine but I haven’t had a chance to shoot anything in the dark yet. The flash works great too. The camcorder is not necissarily intended for use as a camera so the flash settings are behind a few menus and I think you still need to turn Flash Mode on before the flash works.” – By A. Vanlandingham
Pricey but Good
“This flash is great but not needed because of it’s price tag. It will definately help indoor video but might become a little too bright for people if you’re too close. The flash is great to avoid red eye. It is very tiny and fits perfectly on my camera…” – By Steve in NY
Sony HVL-HFL1 User Manual
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Sony HVL-HFL1 Features & Specifications
Expand your camcorder’s lighting possibilities with the Sony HVL-HFL1 combination video light and flash. Just attach it to your compatible Handycam camcorder’s accessory shoe to get brilliant light for shooting in dark situations, or a flash for still photography.
The HVL-HFL1′s auto function feature automatically turns the video light on whenever the lighting is poor. It is powered by the camcorder, so there is no need for an external battery. A handy storage pouch is included to protect the light whenever it is disconnected from your camcorder.
* Combination video light and flash for compatible Handycam camcorders
* Power is supplied by the camcorder; no need for external batteries
* Provides bright lighting for shooting in dark places
* Built-in flash for still photography on a camcorder
* Compact, lightweight and easy to store
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