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Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe

B&H # SOHVL10NH Mfr # HVL10NH
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Product Highlights
  • This Device Utilizes AA Rechargeable Batteries for Power

The Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt video light can be easily attached to the Active Interface Shoe (cold shoe). The enclosure of an accessory shoe adapter and Ni-MH battery drive add high flexibility to this light. Important battery power and life information is indicated via LED.

Compatible Cameras
This video light was designed to work with the DCR-SR100 and HDR-HC3.
Illumination
This light features wide, even illumination in a compact package.
Lamp Type Halogen
Mount Type Active Accessory Shoe
Supplied Shoe Adapter
Power Source 3.6 VDC from AA Rechargable Batteries
Power Consumption 10 Watt
Power Connector Attached Battery
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.75 x 4.1 x 2.65"
6.8 x 10.4 x 6.4cm
Weight 3.7 ounce
10.3 grams
Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe
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    SonyHVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe
     
    2.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    43%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Reviewed by 8 customers

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        2.0

        BATTERY EATER!!!

        By Steve

        from El Paso, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Lightweight
        • Still Pictures Enhanced

        Cons

        • Short Lifespan
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Weddings

        Comments about Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe:

        Very short Lifespan shuts off without warning, wish it was powered off camera. Light is a bit bright so I would recommend a flash cover. Best if used in 3-6 minute intervals. Great for still pictures as well for improved lighting. I use it with my Canon T2i for Weddings perfect addition to any flash.

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        2.0

        Limited usefulness

        By Schiro the movie maker

        from Wilmington, DE

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting

        Comments about Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe:

        Batteries need to be fully charged immediately before use, slight drop in voltage from a week's storage will cause low-battery indicator to come on, then light will turn-off. Batteries only last 15-20 minutes of constant use. Illumination is very low - must be 4-6 feet from subject to provide any useful illumination.

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        2.0

        This unit is ok

        By Jay

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Short Lifespan

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe:

          Really requires backup batteries. Doesn't provide an extensive amount of light. Needs to be close to the subject.

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          4.0

          Great product..!!

          By Freddy XT

          from Secaucus, NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe:

          Very compact, light and portable as well as powerful (cannot watch it directly). It works with all kind of rechargable AA Batteries. It's perfect for close angle recording. If it had a light difuser, I would rate it 5 starts as beam is one single straight spot like a powerful flash light.

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          2.0

          Special Batteries Required

          By LATINFOX

          from Puerto Rico

          Pros

            Cons

            • Needs special batteries

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe:

              I bought this video light in September 2008 not knowing that regular batteries would not function. I tried using it for two events and light showed that it needed batteries. I then had to buy Ni-MH batteries which is recommended and it last about 30 mins. Although SONY has offered to change the batteries Im very disappointed. The light should work for about 60 mins.

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              3.0

              Could be better but good enough

              By yonny

              from Castle rock, CO

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely

              Cons

              • Uses Power Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Birthdays
              • Night Video
              • Professional Work
              • Special Events
              • Weddings

              Comments about Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe:

              I had this product for about 3 week and i like it but it would help if it was a little brighter and have the option to use the camcorders batteries or external but over all it a good patch.

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              5.0

              It is nice product!

              By Phil the dreamer

              from queens, ny

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Even Light Source
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Birthdays
                • Night Video

                Comments about Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe:

                It is good when you have a low-light situation.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Limited use

                By GuyS

                from Canada

                Comments about Sony HVL-10NH 10 Watt on Camera Video Light - Active Interface Shoe:

                At 10W of power don't expect too much from this light. It's light pattern is very narrow (3 ft diameter at about 8 ft distance) in fact it is really just a spot light. The only use I think it has is to light the faces of a couple of people that are within 8 ft or so of the camera. If there is a group of people the light fall off won't pick up people to the left or right of the beam.Sony's proprietary Active Interface Shoe is awkward to use. It is tricky lining the light's base with the camera's shoe. This is another disappointing feature of this light. I hoped I could use the light quickly when needed!The switch to turn on the light has some kind of safety lock that requires you use two hands to turn it on. A major pain if you want to switch it on an off while filming.I would suggest buying another 3rd party stand alone light rather than this Sony product. You could probably buy something that works much better for less money.

                Expertise: Expert

                Problems Encountered: Poor light spreadProprietary shoe mount awkwardOn/off switch a major painWay too much money for what it is worth. Don't buy.

                Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Bescor, Pag 6

                Items I Recommend: Nil

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