Sony HVL-F28RM is pocket-sized radio-controlled strobe for Alpha photographers

Sony HVL-F28RM
(Image credit: Sony)

Launched at the same time as the Sony A7C mirrorless camera, the was a danger that that many users of Sony mirrorless cameras could have missed the arrival of the Sony HVL-F28RM flashgun. Just like the Sony A7C, this hotshoe strobe packs a lot into a small package – and could be an ideal compact lighting accessory for anyone using a Sony A6000 series or A7 series camera, and will undoubted become one of the best Sony flashguns when it goes on sale later this year, or early next.

When compared to the HVL-F32M, the HVL-F28RM is 12 smaller in terms of in volume and 7 percent lighter in weight. But unlike many small flashguns, the Sony HVL-F28RM offers a full feature set including a built-in radio transmitter and receiver for remote triggering. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.