Get Serious about Wireless Flash with the Sony Radio System


Cut cords in your flash setup with Sony’s newly developed 2.4 GHz radio triggering system, which comprises an advanced FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander and the FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver. Using this newly available system, photographers will be able to transform their existing flashes easily into radio-capable units, which can be triggered from up to 98.4'. Currently the Commander unit is compatible with the a7 II, a7R II, and a7S II mirrorless cameras and mounts via the Multi Interface Shoe where it offers complete functionality, including TTL, High-Speed sync, and advanced control options.

Using a 2.4 GHz radio signal, users can trigger up to 15 receivers within the 98.4' range without needing perfect line of sight. It also can be set up to work within one of 14 channels to minimize interference from other nearby systems. The system even has access to 5 groups, so users can have more precise control over different flashes in their setup. Full manual control is possible through the Commander, including setting the power from 1/1 to 1/256 output via the LCD screen. Additionally, users of monolights or other types of flashes can connect via a standard PC sync socket located on the Receiver.

An added feature of this system is wireless camera triggering via the VMC-MM1 Multi Terminal Cable. This cable lets you connect a receiver to an a7 II, a7R II, or a7S II to trigger the shutter release for remote camera setups. The Commander and Receiver are dust- and moisture resistant to facilitate use in inclement weather.


Will this system work with SLT-A99V camera and the A-900 or is it compatible only with the new E mount mirrorless models?


Hi Chuck,

At the moment the wireless system is only supported by the a7 II series cameras. We do not know if Sony has any plans to add compatibility to other cameras via firmware updates.

Does this Sony Wireless Comander and RReceiver System function with Profoto B1 and b2 strobe units?

Hi William,

You can use the system, but the Receiver would need to be connected to your B1 or B2 via a PC sync port and you would not get any of the added benefits of wireless control and completely wireless triggering. At the moment, Profoto only offers a manual wireless Air Transceiver to trigger the B1 and B2 with a Sony camera, but I suspect we will see a dedicated Sony TTL-compatible remote soon.

I have the original A7s, and it will be a real bummer if it only works with the A7s II. 

Hi Mike,

Unfortunately, the wireless system is only available on the a7 II series at the moment. We do not know if Sony plans to add further compatibility through firmware updates.

Is this compatible with the Sony A6000?  It seemxs that if it uses the Multi Interface Shoe it should work across the range of Sony cameras with this shoe type.

Hi Bruce,

At the moment the a6000 is not supported. It may be possible to add compatibility in a future firmware update.

Will the Sony wireless commander work for the A77II using the multi interphase shoe?

Hello Giorgio,

At the moment the Wireless Commander is not compatible with the a77 II. Sony may or may not add this in a future firmware update.