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Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light

B&H # GELEDM120 Mfr # LED-5300
You Pay: $69.95
Product Highlights
  • Foundation Series On-Camera LED Light
  • 5600K Daylight Color Temperature
  • 640 Lux Brightness @ 3 ft Distance
  • 10 - 100% Flicker Free Brightness Dimmer
  • Slide-In Warming Filter and Diffuser
  • Includes NP-F550 Battery & AC Adapter
  • Integrated Shoe Mount & 1/4" Thread
  • Thread Adapter for Sony AIS Shoe Mount

The Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light is 5600K daylight balanced and delivers a 640 lux brightness at 3 ft distance. The brightness is adjustable by a flicker-free dimmer that also powers the light on and off. A 4300K filter is included for warming the daylight balanced color, and a diffusion filter is included to soften the light output so that your subjects are lit more gently and with less contrast from area to area. The filters interchangeably slide in from the side and lock into place. A button on the bottom releases them.

The light runs on any Sony L-series type battery and on AC power. An NP-F550 L-series battery, a charger, and an AC adapter are included. The AC adapter connects to the light via a dummy battery.

A cold shoe is integrated for mounting to a camera, and inside the shoe is a 1/4" thread for attaching onto stands and rigs. The cold shoe also features a locking ring that tightens the connection to a camera. A thread adapter for mounting on Sony's proprietary AIS shoe mount is also included.

Key Features
  • 5600K daylight balanced
  • 640 lux brightness at 3 ft distance
  • Flicker-free brightness dimmer and on/off switch
  • Integrated cold shoe with locking ring and 1/4" thread inside
Included Accessories
  • Slide-in 4300K warming filter
  • Slide-in diffuser
  • NP-F550 battery
  • Charger
  • AC adapter
  • Thread adapter for Sony AIS shoe mount
  • Carry case
Light
Light Source 120 Daylight LEDs
Brightness 640 lux @ 3 ft (@ 91 cm) 1
Please Note:

Lux values vary greatly between manufacturers; different testing methods can produce varying results. Generay LEDs are metered in strict tests, aimed at producing accurate measurements.

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Color Temperature 5600K
Voltage DC 6-9 V
Dimensions 5 x 4.5 x 1.25" (12.7 x 11.4 x 3.2 cm)
Weight .32 lb (147 g)
Battery
Chemistry Lithium-ion
Voltage 7.4 V
Capacity 2200 mAh
AC Adapter
Input AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output DC 9 V, 1000 mA
Charger
Input AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output DC 4.2 V, 500 mA
Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light
  • Slide-In Warming Filter
  • Slide-In Diffuser
  • NP-F550 Battery
  • Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Thread Adapter for Sony AIS Shoe Mount
  • User's Manual
  • Carry Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    GenarayLED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light
     
    4.4

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (20)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Compact (18)
    • Highly compatible (14)
    • Improves performance (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (11)
      • Home movies (9)
      • Independent films (7)
      • Complex projects (5)
      • On location (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (8), Business owner (5), Film student (3), Professional artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Portable Sun

      I bought this light for my Canon T4i to replace the flash while taking pictures. I prefer steady light to flashes. I took this light out in the pitch black and was able to...Read complete review

      I bought this light for my Canon T4i to replace the flash while taking pictures. I prefer steady light to flashes. I took this light out in the pitch black and was able to get great pictures. The light also works great on a tripod for all kinds of shadow effects. It also works really well for macro photography. The only downside is that the battery is not anchored in place very well. If it gets bumped the wrong way it falls out very easily.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      not very powerful

      I was disappointed by this light's 130 L.E.D. light output. I have a similar rectangular unit of only 96 L.E.D.'s but is much more powerful and it has a more even rectangular...Read complete review

      I was disappointed by this light's 130 L.E.D. light output. I have a similar rectangular unit of only 96 L.E.D.'s but is much more powerful and it has a more even rectangular light pattern compared to this one's pronounced circular light pattern in contrast to it's square design. In my opinion it has only a limited use as a secondary light source to lighten up small shadow area's.

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      5.0

      Finally!

      By 7Stone

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • On Location

        Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

        Finally a great compact lighting solution for video production. Easy to use. I loved the bag that holds the light and connectors. Wish I had found this earlier to buy!

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        5.0

        Great light for the price

        By Her Husband

        from Ohio

        About Me Freelancer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • On Location
          • Quick Setup

          Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

          These lights are great. The LED lights stay cool, are tougher than regular bulbs and throw a decent amount of light. The adjustable dimmer gives you better control to reduce shadows or hot spots quickly.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Does what I need it to do

          By Al

          from Staten Island

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

          • In The Studio

          Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

          I use this for video in clubs shooting bands it works good for that would be better if it was a bit brighter

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          • No

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          5.0

          A surprise

          By Lynn

          from Santa Fe, NM

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio
            • On Location

            Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

            I was surprised at how compact this unit was. My main purpose was to use this on and off camera as a fill light. This weekend I shot a series of portraits, the LED was used on a tripod as fill and it worked perfectly.

            When used on camera I can adjust the light obtain a correct look and meter reading for the shot I want. I am more that pleased with the LED-5300.

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            4.0

            Nice tool to have

            By Birdcatcher

            from Oklahoma City, OK

            About Me Hobbyist, Online Media Designer, Semi-Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Accessories
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

              I bought this light about a month ago and have used it extensively since. It unit impressed me so much I bought one as a gift for a budding photographer

              I often place it off camera on a lightweight tripod, usually as a side light, when taking still photos. I also mount it to a video camera when additional closeup light is needed.

              Battery life is longer than expected; only once has it run out of power. That was after two very long sessions across a couple of days.

              Both diffusing filters work well. The incandescent-balanced filter provides a nice warm glow while the clear diffuser disperses light while mimicking daylight.

              The biggest downside I've encountered occurs when the unit is used on top of a D-SLR...the way the unit is usually pictured in catalogs. People often complain about the brightness when they must face the unit. The dimmer helps but the unit is still relatively bright.

              Overall, I really like this unit and am impressed with the value it represents.

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              4.0

              Good

              By Candidho

              from Los Angeles

              Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

              I got this with 6200-to model. When I tested at home compare both models, I just prefer 6200 model's magnet system, also dialing system. Its just my personal preference, I bet if I didn't compare having both together, I would keep it. It will work well.

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              5.0

              FAST SHIPPING, GREAT PRODUCT-LOVE IT...

              By BILL

              from ALVORD,TEXAS

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                THE LIGHT FIT MY CANCORDER AND VASTLY INPROVED MY PICTURES . I LOVE THE ABILITY TO BRIGHTEN OR DIM THE LIGHT . THE LENS ARE GREAT FOR MY DVD RECORDINGS THAT I DUE. THANKS AGAIN AND WOULD RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE

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                5.0

                Great item, at a great price

                By Woodrco

                from Anaheim

                Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                I purchased this item for my younger sister. She absolutely loves it. I might have borrowed it from her a few times. The amount of light produced in this small package is fantastic. The light illuminates about 10-12 feet. I would recommend this to any camera enthusiast.

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                4.0

                Well made economy camera light.

                By MechengVic

                from Covina, CA

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Dimmer Has Limited Range

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films

                Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                I will be using this light mostly for night time outdoor interviewing for youtube videos. It provides a spot large enough to light up a person, not much more. It is compact, well made, comes with battery, power supply, charger, diffusers and bag. A complete setup.

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                2.0

                not very powerful

                By honestjoe

                from cincinnati, OH.

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                      I was disappointed by this light's 130 L.E.D. light output. I have a similar rectangular unit of only 96 L.E.D.'s but is much more powerful and it has a more even rectangular light pattern compared to this one's pronounced circular light pattern in contrast to it's square design. In my opinion it has only a limited use as a secondary light source to lighten up small shadow area's.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      GOOD FOR THE PRICE

                      By raygau

                      from QUEBEC

                      About Me Film Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                        so far so good. good lighting. The battery does not last very long in the cold weather.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Useful item

                        By CMG

                        from Wellington, NV

                        About Me Photo enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Limited Compatibility

                        Best Uses

                        • Fill-in

                        Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                        I use this product with a Nex-7. I like the lite, it is especially useful for fill-in and then using the Anti-Motion Blur mode on the camera. It really helps reduce the noise caused from the high ISOs that are used in this mode. The light is very soft, not harsh like a flash. However, it is not a replacement for a flash since the light is not as intense. The size is great for carring around.

                        I only gave it 4 stars since the "Sony" adapter that was included with it didn't work at all! I had to purchase the Vello HSA-CSC adapter to use it.

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                        5.0

                        Nice addition to lighting options

                        By llcphotog

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                          On a still camera, in a low light situation, this is a handy accessory that can be used on or off camera.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Noobie Reivew.

                          By MetaVeritas Films

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                            I have to say that this light is pretty good! I've used this for interviews that turned out awesome! The one thing I have had trouble with is the dimmer. Sometimes the dimmer will not work or dim very well. Although, I think I may have to push in the wheel (which I do forget to do sometimes). Other than that, this light offers some great functionality, especially with the warming filter! Just remember that this light isn't meant to light an entire room, but the LEDs still make it very powerful. I will have to see if there are other filters they sell- like maybe a CTB or something.

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                            5.0

                            bright light

                            By highcountry 174

                            from Colorado

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio
                              • Video Work

                              Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                              we use these lights as fill in lighting for video shooting. the battery has a long life of about 2-1/2hrs and you have the option of using the supplied ac adapter.
                              it was a nice surprise to find out that each light had a carrying case.

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                              5.0

                              I'm sold on the LED-5300

                              By Jazzy Mann

                              from Las Vegas, NV.

                              About Me Online Media Producer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                                First of all I was impressed with size and weight. It's light and fits securely in the outer flap of my camera bag. The illumination is very good. The specs say 3 ft. but was able to obtain great light at 4 ft. About 5 yrs. ago I spent over $500.00 on a battery vest and light that blinded people when I used it in shooting an interview or performance. The LED-5300 has a dimmer switch that is smooth and an extra filter. It mounts securely on my camera and is perfect light for my line of work.

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                                5.0

                                Superb

                                By NA

                                from Massachusetts

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                                  Excellent video light for professional or the consumer video afficionado.

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                                  5.0

                                  Surprised and Satified

                                  By JMAC

                                  from IOWA

                                  About Me Hobbyist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects
                                    • Home Movies

                                    Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                                    This lamp is just what I needed and more. I am using it for bird photography instead of a flash.
                                    I was surprised on the amount of light it puts out. I appreciate the ability to use house current instead of the supplied battery. It seem well made and has a nice design. I'm very happy with this purchase.

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                                    3.0

                                    Not so good

                                    By Larry

                                    from Tacoma, WA

                                    About Me Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Performance

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                                      I bought this product because of high review. But to what I am using for, it does not give me enough brightness. I am upgraded it for a better one: Genaray LED-7100T 312 LED and will see how it goes.

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                                      4.0

                                      Covers 10 feet well

                                      By joseph

                                      from nj

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies

                                        Comments about Genaray LED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light:

                                        I am using this with my canon digital camcorder.It helps the subjects close to the camera.The filter is useless.As on today the price has come down....

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