Sony HVLF1000

Sony HVLF1000 is a flash (guide number of 28 at ISO 100) features Intelligent flash for: sync, TTL flash metering and flash mode; Lighting Angle up to 60° x 40° (78° x 55° with wide panel); Built-in wide angle diffuser; Auto lighting adjustment works with camera TTL flash metering system; Built-in diffuser; Bounce-capable with tilt head. The Sony HVLF1000 measures (W x H x D) 68 x 95 x 92 mm and weighs 190 g (without batteries).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Sony HVLF1000 User Reviews

HVL-F1000 – decent flash
“there is no preflash to prevent it from triggering a studio flash setup. My MVC-CD400s built-in flash triggers the slave sensor on my studio lights with its preflash, and then the studio lights do not flash for the actual exposure. This no-preflash aspect of the HVL-F1000 is a big reason why I am keeping it. Its much safer for the cameras internal electronics than connecting a high-trigger-voltage strobe directly to the cameras hotshoe.” – By Paul
Rating: ★★★★☆

Good flash, but could be improved
“Before I received the flash in the mail I was scared that it was going to look awful with the sexy F717 camera body, but once I tried it on it kind of look cool anyways. However it is time for sony to come up with a flash that matches the rest of the camera’s sexy looks and color. Performance-wise it works as advertised: great for illuminating subjects far away from the camera.” – By Jose Elias
Rating: ★★★★☆

Definitely would recommend this product
“Since purchasing the Sony HVLF1000 Flash for use on my DSCF707 camera I’m continually amazed at its capabilities. Bounce flash and fill-flash are wonderful. There’s still some problems with red-eye, but that’s always a problem when the flash is so close to the taking lens.” – By beardog
Rating: ★★★★★

Sony DSC S85 Camera
“Yes, this flash will work with the Sony DSC S85 camera. I had to take a shot in the dark and buy the flash to find out. Yes it works, and works well. “ – By L. M. Smith
Rating: ★★★★☆

It’s like Night and Day
“This definitely made pictures better for night or dim lighting. In some cases too much light – even when it’s turned to a low setting – but I have that problem with other cameras – just need to locate a diffuser card. All in all – good flash” – By J. Pham
Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

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Sony HVLF1000 User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Sony HVLF1000 Features & Specifications

Sony offers the HVL-F1000 auto flash for digital still cameras with a coverage range of up to 10 meters. Auto Lighting adjustment works with camera TTL flash metering system. The package includes bracket for use with MVC-FD90 and DSC-S70.

#Automatic flash regulation
# Recommended Operating Distance: 1-8 m from subject
# Hinged to allow ‘bounce’ flash photography
# Powered by 4 x AA batteries (not supplied)
# Flash Guide Number: approx. 28
# Supplied with storage pouch
# Weight: approx. 190 g
# Dimensions: (W x H x D) 68 x 95 x 92 mm

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