Sony's versatile HVL-HFL1 is actually two light sources in one. First, it's a video light ideal for brightening dimly lit footage and filling in unwanted shadows caused by direct sunlight. Plus, it's a flash for taking still pictures with your compatible Sony camcorder. This handy light is powered by your camcorder through the Active Interface Shoe, so it doesn't require its own batteries.
A single power switch lets you set the video light to On, Off, or Auto. In Auto mode, the video light turns on automatically when using the camcorder in a dark setting. In addition, this unit's front-mounted sensor automatically controls the brightness level of the flash to ensure proper illumination of your subjects.