Sony® α (alpha) Camera Compatible External Flash Units

Please consult the charts below for information about which Sony external flash units are compatible with which Sony α (alpha) cameras.


 

DSLR-A100 – DSLR-A390 Cameras
Flash Unit Camera
Model Number Comments α100 α200 α230 α290 α300 α330 α350 α380 α390
HVL-F20AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F56AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F58AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F36AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F42AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F43AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-MT24AM Macro twin flash kit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-RLAM Ring Light Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1
HVL-F20S None No No No No No No No No No
HVL-F32X None No No No No No No No No No
HVL-F1000 None No No No No No No No No No
FA-ST1AM Sync Terminal Flash Adapter for use with an off camera flash. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FA-CS1AM Off-Camera Shoe Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2
FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter for use with the HVL-RLAM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-LE1 LED Video Light Yes Yes Yes*3 Yes*3 Yes Yes*3 Yes Yes*3 Yes*3

*1 The supplied shoe adapter is required.
*2 The FA-CC1AM cable is required to connect the Off-camera-shoe to the camera.
*3 The rechargeable battery pack cannot be used. Four AA batteries are required.

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DSLR-A450 – DSLR-A900 Cameras
Flash Unit Camera
Model Number Comments α450 α500 α550 α560 α580 α700 α850 α900
HVL-F20AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F56AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F58AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F36AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F42AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F43AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-MT24AM Macro twin flash kit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-RLAM Ring Light Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1
HVL-F20S None No No No No No No No No
HVL-F32X None No No No No No No No No
HVL-F1000 None No No No No No No No No
FA-ST1AM Sync Terminal Flash Adapter for use with an off camera flash. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FA-CS1AM Off-Camera Shoe Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2
FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter for use with the HVL-RLAM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-LE1 LED Video Light Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

*1 The supplied shoe adapter is required.
*2 The FA-CC1AM cable is required to connect the off-camera-shoe to the camera.

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SLT-A33 – SLT-A99 Cameras

Flash Unit Camera
Model Number Comments α33 α35 α37 α55 α57 α65 α77 α99
HVL-F20AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F56AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F58AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F36AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F42AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F43AM None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F60M None Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-MT24AM Macro twin flash kit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes*3 Yes*3 Yes*3
HVL-RL1 Ring Light Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HVL-RLAM Ring Light Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1
HVL-F20S None No No No No No No No No
HVL-F32X None No No No No No N/A N/A N/A
HVL-F1000 None No No No No No N/A N/A N/A
FA-ST1AM Sync Terminal Flash Adapter for use with an off camera flash. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FA-CS1AM Off-Camera Shoe Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes*2 Yes N/A N/A N/A
FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter for use with the HVL-RLAM Yes Yes Yes*4 Yes Yes*4 Yes*4 Yes*4 Yes*4
HVL-LE1 LED Video Light Yes*5 Yes*5 Yes*5 Yes*5 Yes Yes Yes Yes

*1 The supplied shoe adapter is required.
*2 The FA-CC1AM cable is required to connect the off-camera-shoe to the camera.
*3 TTL flash control is available with the camera firmware Ver.1.03 or later.
*4 We do not guarantee the operation with all external devices.
*5 The rechargeable battery pack cannot be used. Four AA batteries are required.

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NEX3 – NEX-VG900 Cameras
Flash Unit Camera
Model Number Comments NEX-3 NEX-5 NEX-5N/5R NEX-6/7 NEX-C3 NEX-F3 NEX-VG10/20 NEX-VG30 NEX-VG900
HVL-F20AM None No No N/A Yes*6*7 No No Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F56AM None No No N/A Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F58AM None No No N/A Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F36AM None No No N/A Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F42AM None No No N/A Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
HVL-F43AM None No No N/A Yes*5 No No Yes Yes Yes
HVL-MT24AM Macro twin flash kit No No N/A Yes No No No No No
HVL-RLAM Ring Light Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*1 Yes*4 No No No
HVL-F20S None Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes*8 No No No
HVL-F32X None No No No No No No No No No
HVL-F1000 None No No No No No No No No No
FA-ST1AM Sync Terminal Flash Adapter for use with an off camera flash. No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
FA-CC1AM Off-Camera Cable No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
FA-CS1AM Off-Camera Shoe No No No No No Yes*2 Yes No No
FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter HVL-RLAM No No No No No No Yes Yes*2 Yes*2
ADP-MAA Shoe Adapter No No No No No No No Yes Yes
ADP-AMA Shoe Adapter No No No No No No Yes No No
HVL-LE1 LED Video Light Yes*3*4 Yes*3*4 Yes*3*4 Yes*3 Yes*3*4 Yes*4*5 Yes Yes Yes

*1 The supplied shoe adapter is required.
*2 We do not guarantee the operation with all external devices.
*3 The rechargeable battery pack cannot be used. Four AA batteries are required.
*4 Requires the optional bracket VCT-55LH.
*5 When using bounce shooting, some of the buttons may be difficult to get to.
*6 Some functions of the E-mount lens may not work correctly when the flash is in the OFF position.
*7 It is not recommended to use this flash with an A-mount lens attached. It may cause interference with the lens.

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