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Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC)

B&H # SWGPH56S Mfr # GP-H56S
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Product Highlights
  • Equivalent to 100W Light Output
  • Weighs Only 0.6 Lbs
  • Uses Sony Camcorder Battery

The Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC) is a featherweight on-camera daylight-balanced LED light. Weighing in at only 0.6 lbs (0.27 kg), the GP-H56S draws only 16W (from any of the Sony L series of batteries, available separately), while producing the equivalent of 100W of daylight-balanced light. Frosted and CTO pop-in gels and a focusing lens to convert the beam from 115° to 45° are built in to the light.

Light is on a movable arm with 2 pivot points, for maximum flexibility
A dimmer control allows illumination from 10% to 100% to meet different scene requirements
Hot-shoe design for easily mounting or unmounting on the camera
Wide-range voltage design, can be powered by a DV battery or by the camera
Watts 16W @ 12VDC
Power Input 11VDC To 18VDC via Power Tap
Battery Type Battery Sled Type: Sony L Series Batteries, including Switonix XP-L90S Lithium Ion
Light Output Equivalent to 100W
Color Temperature 5600k
Mounting 1/4"-20 threaded screw or via hotshoe
Dimensions 5.0 x 2.5 x 5.0" (12.7 x 6.3 x 12.7 cm)
Weight 0.6 lb (0.27 kg)
Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC)
  • P-Tap Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SwitronixGP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC)
     
    3.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          4.0

          Okay onboard light

          By Bart

          from New York

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC):

            Not a terrible light for the price point. It does seem a bit less durable than I wish it would be. It's 3200K light (with the filter) is a bit yellowish. Apart from these two flaws it's a bright and small light.

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            2.0

            A great product but has problems

            By :)

            from NJ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Inconsistent Output

            Best Uses

            • Strobe Lighting
            • Weddings

            Comments about Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC):

            Well i use this product for video and its been great but has been falling off where you thight it up it falls mine has falled how manys times and sometimes the battere doesnte even work it has a great light but trouble keeping it in the spot of the camera

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            2.0

            Good Light but Foot breaks easy

            By ablejenn

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC):

                I've purchase 6 of these for our guys and three of them have had their hotshoe mounts broken. It's made of very thin plastic and if you overtighten it will snap off.

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                5.0

                Great On-Camera Light

                By UTGBen

                from Grand Rapids, MI

                About Me Live event videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Even Light Source
                • Long Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Video
                  • On Site Interviews
                  • Professional Work

                  Comments about Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC):

                  The color balance is a little extreme because of the LED, but not terrible after the filter is applied.

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