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Published on: 29 March 2018
Radio wireless flash control for versatile shooting
Supply powerful lighting with the compact high-performance HVL-F45RM clip-on flash. Explore freedom of built-in wireless radio control in multi-flash settings and conventional optical wireless communication. Easy operation, excellent reliability, expert results — especially for enthusiasts of compact α E-mount interchangeable-lens cameras.
Powerful compact with stamina
Dramatically downsized1 to fit the α E-mount cameras, this compact flash is as powerful as guide number 452. Recycle time is approx. 2.5 seconds3, with flash output up to approx. 210 times3.
Multi-flash shooting via built-in radio wireless
With its built-in wireless radio-controlled system, the versatile HVL-F45RM can be used as either commander or receiver, supporting a wide range of shooting situations. As a commander, connect up to 15 units of compatible flashes or receivers in up to 5 groups4. You’ll appreciate wireless convenience and varied lighting for flashes placed at distances of up to 30m5.
 HVL-F45RM (receiver / off-camera flash)
 FA-WRR1 (receiver) + compatible flash (off-camera flash)
 FA-WRR1 (receiver) + studio flash (via sync cable)
 HVL-F45RM (commander / on-camera flash)
 FA-WRC1M (commander)
Reliable and precise control in any setting
Radio signals enable stable connection over a wider shooting area (about 30 m / 98.4 ft.). Compatible off-camera flash units or receivers pick up radio signals — in bright light, around obstacles, and even when installed behind the camera. That means more consistent results without pairing errors.
Operability & reliability for expert shooting
 Flash coverage setting (35mm format)  Normal flash (1/1 power level)  High-speed sync (HSS) (shutter speed: sec.)
Dimensions (Approx.): W 69.4mm X H 113.7mm X D 88.3mm (2 3/4 in. × 4 1/2 in. × 3 1/2 in.) (w/h/d)
Weight (Approx.): 317g(11.2 oz) (only main unit)
Type: Auto electronic flash (clip-on type) with pre-flash metering
Shoe Type: Multi Interface Shoe.
Flash Head (Light-emitting unit)
Maximum Guide Number: 45(Flash coverage setting 105mm,ISO100・m)
Flash Coverage/Manual: Auto/Manual (24mm-105mm) Angle of view of at 15mm focal length is also covered with the wide panel
Flash Mode: TTL/Manual/Multi
Flash Duration: Approx. within 1.7ms(1/1 MANUAL)
Colour Temperature: Approx. 5500K
Frequency: Approx. 0.1-2.5 seconds(Alkaline battery)/Approx. 0.1-2.0 seconds(Ni-MH battery)
Repetition: Approx. more than 210 times(Alkaline battery)/ Approx. more than 270 times(Ni-MH battery)
Continous Flash Performance: 40 flashes at 10 flashes per second1
Bounce Flash: Yes
Bounce Angle: UP 150°(0°/30°/45°/60°/75°/90°/120°/150°) DOWN 8°, Left and right 180°(0°/30°/45°/60°/75°/90°/120°/150°/180°)
Test Flash: Yes
Flash Control: Flash control using pre-flash(P-TTL/ADI)
Flash Compensation: Yes
Power Level Switching: 22 levels(1/1-1/128) 1/3 steps
High-Speed Sync (HSS): Yes
Modeling Flash: Yes
Built-In Wide Panel: Yes (15mm)
Built-In Bounce Sheet: Yes
Radio controlled wireless function
Radio Controlled Wireless Flash: Yes (commander/receiver)
Frequencies: 2.4 GHz band
Channels: 14 Channels (Auto/manual)
Communication Distance: Approx.30m
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 Control Wireless Flash: Yes (controller/remote)
Channels: 4 Channels
Communication Distance: Approx. 5m46
Groups: 3 groups
Lighting Ratio Control: 3 groups(TTL)
LED light function
Center Luminance Intensity: Approx.400 lx (0.5m)/Approx.100 lx (1m)
Lighting Distance: Approx.1m (when recording movies, set to ISO 3200 & F5.6)
Focal Length Supported: 35mm(35mm-format angle of view)
Continuous Lighting Time: Approx.4hours (with Sony AA-size alkaline battery)
Colour Temperture: Approx.5500K
Power Level Switching: 10steps
Auto Zoom Control Optimized for Image Sensor Size: Yes
Flash Distribution Setting: Yes
Auto WB Adjustment with Color Temperature Information: Yes
Custom Key Setting: Yes
Memory Settings: Yes
LCD Panel: Yes (Dot matrix)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes
Power Source: Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
Dust and Moisture Resistant Design: Yes
What's In The Box
Connector protect cap (1)
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