Article ID : 00029706 / Last Modified : 02/14/2018

What external flash modules are compatible with the α (alpha) DSLR and SLT cameras?

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IMPORTANT: External flashes manufactured for select models of Cyber-shot® cameras, such as the HVL-F1000, are not compatible and cannot be used with a (alpha) DSLR and SLT cameras.

External Flash ManufacturerExternal Flash Model NumberCompatibilityComments
SonyHVL-F20AMYesNA
SonyHVL-F36AMYesNA
SonyHVL-F42AMYes
  • Corrects the white balance automatically using the color temperature information
  • Adjusts the optimum flash coverage according to the image sensor size of the camera
NOTE: The above functions do not apply when using the DSLR-A100 camera.
SonyHVL-F43AMYesNA
SonyHVL-F56AMYesNA
SonyHVL-F58AMYesNA
SonyHVL-F60MYesIt is necessary to use the shoe adapter supplied with the flash to mount it on the camera.
SonyHVL-MT24AMYesNA
SonyHVL-RLAMYesThis is a ring light, not a flash. It is compatible when using the FA-SA1AM adapter provided with the HVL-RLAM.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 5600HS(D)YesNA
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 3600HS(D)YesNA
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 2500(D)YesNA
Konica MinoltaMacro Ring Flash 1200YesNA
Konica MinoltaMacro Twin Flash 2400YesNA
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 5400HSNot RecommendedAlthough the flash can be used with the camera, it is not recommended because overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 5400XiNot RecommendedAlthough the flash can be used with the camera, it is not recommended because overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 3500XiNot RecommendedAlthough the flash can be used with the camera, it is not recommended because overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 2000XiNot RecommendedAlthough the flash can be used with the camera, it is not recommended because overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 5200iNot RecommendedAlthough the flash can be used with the camera, it is not recommended because overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 3200iNot RecommendedAlthough the flash can be used with the camera, it is not recommended because overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 2000iNot RecommendedAlthough the flash can be used with the camera, it is not recommended because overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 4000AFNot RecommendedThe flash can be attached by using the Konica Minolta FS-1100 Flash Shoe Adapter. However, the Auto Focus illuminator is not available and overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 2800AFNot RecommendedThe flash can be attached by using the Konica Minolta FS-1100 Flash Shoe Adapter. However, the Auto Focus illuminator is not available and overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaProgram Flash 1800AFNot RecommendedThe flash can be attached by using the Konica Minolta FS-1100 Flash Shoe Adapter. However, the Auto Focus illuminator is not available and overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.
Konica MinoltaVectis SF-1Not RecommendedAlthough the flash can be used with the camera, it is not recommended because overexposure is likely to occur due to incompatibility with the flash metering system.