Metz mecablitz M360: flash power in a small package

Update (6 December, 2018): The recommended price for the d
Metz M360 has now been confirmed as £99.99 and will go on
sale this month.

Metz has released a new compact flashgun to complement its existing, highly portable mecablitz M400. The M360 weighs just 190g and measures 64 x 100 x 80 mm with the head directed forward. It's ideally suited to mirrorless cameras and is available in Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus /Panasonic /Leica and Sony variants.

Metz mecablitz M360 - two-button operation

Metz mecablitz M360 - two-button operation

The other main appeal of the M360 is its simplicity. There are just two buttons: one for power, and the other to cycle through its operating states and to fire a test flash. Your camera sets the correct illumination via TTL, and a maximum guide number (GN) of 36 (m/ISO100, with the head fully zoomed out) is enough to light most scenarios.

Metz mecablitz M360 - bounce head with full tilt and rotate control

Metz mecablitz M360 - bounce head with full tilt and rotate control

Despite its compactness, the M360 is still topped by a fully articulating head capable of -7 / + 90° vertical tilt and 270° horizontal swivel. The head also packs motorised zoom so it’ll focus your flash between 24mm and 105mm focal lengths, plus there’s an integrated diffuser (that gives a 14mm coverage) and bounce card.

Pricing and availability are still to be confirmed, but we have it on good authority that UK RRP will be around £100.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.