To the excitement of professional photographers shooting with Sony Alpha cameras, today Sony announced plans to release an all new wireless lighting control system this summer in the U.S. and Canada. The control system set consists of the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander and the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver.
The newly announced radio controlled system will have a maximum range of 98 feet (30 meters) and promises an “an extremely flexible wireless flash shooting experience with exceptional performance in all types of shooting conditions.” The lighting system will be able to control up to 15 separate flash units in as many as 5 groups. Flash sync speed is offered up to 1/250 of a second with high-speed sync (HSS) also available. Exposure of the flash units can be set automatically or manually.
The wireless lighting control system will be available this summer in U.S. and Canadian markets, with more specifications and pricing yet to be released. If you are attending WPPI this week, you can check out prototypes of the new system at the Sony booth.