Zhiyun Fiveray V60 review

Is the FIVERAY V60 the easiest way to instantly improve your photo and video lighting?

Zhiyun FIVERAY V60 light stick wand
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

This is one of the most versatile, easy to use and powerful lights for content creators on the go. This could also be the only light you're going to need, with enough power to light a whole set with a single V60. Battery powered and easy to manoeuvre, this light can go anywhere for awkward angles. The V60 has variable brightness and color temperature which are easy to control, even if the dials have a few issues, or you can use Zhiyun’s excellent app.


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    Bright powerful light

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    Battery power with backup DC/USB power option

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    Easy to adjust variable color temperature and brightness

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    Cooling works well


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    No resistance feedback when turning dials

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    Limited battery life at peak brightness

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Light wands or light sticks might look like a cheap knockoff from a popular sci-fi film, but rather than for epic space duels, light sticks have proven to be incredibly useful and versatile lighting tools for photos and video. Rather than traditional lighting solutions, which are usually boxy lights mounted on a stand or boom, often with a sizable reflector or softbox attached, light wands are small and compact, with a unique form factor that makes setting up and lighting from awkward and hard to reach angles or space a breeze.

Zhiyun has become one of the pioneering companies pushing the light wand as a serious photography tool for content creators. Zhiyun’s FIVERAY F100 light stick got full marks from our reviewer when he tested it out. The FIVERAY V60 is not a replacement for the F100, as the F100 will remain for those keen on a full RGB-colored light. Instead, the FIVERAY V60 will sit alongside the F100 in Zhiyun’s range for users who want a powerful light, but with very accurate and consistent color through the normal color temperature spectrum.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.