NISSIN – i60A Speedlight – with 2.4GHz Radio Receiver Announced

NISSIN i60A

 

Nissin have announced a new compact, though high powered, i60A TTL and HSS enabled speedlight, with 2.4GHz radio receiver built inside.

The i60A will be Nissin’s second speedlight after the Di700A, to be compatible with the NAS (Nissin Air System) and Air 1 radio Commander unit.

Although the i60A will be available in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Micro 4/3rds, and Fujifilm, mount versions for on-camera TTL use, all versions will cleverly include Canon, Nikon, and Sony, TTL radio slave modes for off camera use (with corresponding Air 1 Commander units).

 

NISSIN i60A

 

Following the success of the very compact Nissin i40 speedlightes, the i60A follow the same format, though squeeze in extras including –

  • A higher guide number – 60m (ISO 100 / 200mm)
  • 24 – 200MM Zoom
  • Color LCD Display
  • HV Battey Port
  • Built-in 2.4GHz NAS Radio Receiver

 

All into a package that’s not much larger than the original i40, and should still appeal to many mirrorless and compact camera owners.

NISSIN i60A

 

The i60A also improve upon the Di700A speedlight, providing a higher guide number (60m vs 54m), and 1/3rd stop Manual power level graduations instead of 1/2 stops. As well as 1/256th minimum power level.

 

 

i60A FEATURES

 

  • GN 60m (ISO 100 / 200mm)
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Flash Modes –TTL /M
  • 1st Curtain Sync / 2nd Curtain Sync
  • FEC – 0.3 EV Increments (±2 stops)
  • Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd stop increments)
  • 24 – 200mm Auto and Manual Flash Zoom
  • NAS 2,4GHz Radio Receiver Built-in (Canon, Nikon, & Sony, Compatible)
  • A/B/C Groups
  • 8 Channels
  • TTL Optic Wireless Slave Mode
  • Basic Optic Save Mode S1, S2
  • LED Light
  • AF Assist Light
  • Color LCD Panel
  • Quick Select Dials
  • 90 Degree Tilt, 360 Degree Swivel Head
  • External HV Battery Port
  • Quick Lock Foot

 

Although retaining the popular quick select style dials from the i40, the i60A now feature a compact full color LCD display.

 

NISSIN i60A

Manual Power Levels are provided and displayed on 1/3rd stop increments, from 1/256 to 1/1.

TTL Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC) is also shown in 1/3rd stop graduations, from -2 to +2.

 

NISSIN i60A

 

 NISSIN AIR SYSTEM (NAS)

 

Used wirelessly off camera as a radio slave flash to the Nissin Air 1 Commander the i60A will provide  –

  • TTL
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Rear Curtain Sync
  • Remote Manual Power Control
  • Remote Zoom Control
  • 3 Groups A / B / C

 

Nissin_Air_1_d640

 

And conveniently all versions of the Nissin i60A provide Canon, Nikon, and Sony, radio slave modes built-inside.

So for example a Canon mount Nissin Air 1 commander, mounted on a Canon Camera, could control a Nikon mount i60A speedlite off camera, providing full ETTL, HSS, SCS, etc.

And Di700A speedlites can also be mixed in with the i60A as radio slave flashes. Nissin also have a separate radio receiver units coming soon as well.

 

 

Nissin_Air_1_e640

 

 

i60A SPECIFICATIONS

 

Type For Canon, Nikon, Sony, M 4/3, Fujifilm
Guide number 60m (ISO100 / 200 mm)
Focal length 24 – 200mm (16mm when using build-in wide panel)
Power supply AA – four (sold separately)
LED Light continuous emission – 3.5 hours (at full power)
Recycle Time 0.1 seconds to 5.5 seconds
Number of Flashes 220 to 1,500 times (when using internal battery)
Flash Duration 1/800 to 1/20,000
Color temperature About 5,600K
Mode [Full auto / TTL] i-TTL (for Nikon) / E-TTL II / E-TTL (for Canon)
ADI / P-TTL (for Sony), TTL (for M Four Thirds), TTL (for Fujifilm)
[Manual] 1/256 ~ 1/1, in 1/3 EV steps
Wireless 2.4GHz Wireless TTL Slave: radio transmission (NAS specifications).
Optical Wireless TTL Slave (only corresponding to brand of camera systems) (*1)
Optical slave mode (*2) (SD / SF mode)
Flash exposure comp. -2 to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Bounce position Tilt upward 90 ° · left 180 ° · right 180 °
Flash exposure control FE / FV lock, rear curtain sync, high-speed sync (All mounts)
red-eye reduction mode, slow synchro mode corresponding (for Nikon mount only)
AF-assist range 0.7 – 5m
Operation panel LED Color panel, select dial
External ports External power source socket
Radio specification 2.4GHz ISM band (Obtaining technical standards conformity certification)
Accessories Soft case, stand with tripod screw hole
Size About 98 (H) x 73 (W) x 112 (D) mm
Mass About 300g (excluding batteries)

 

(*1) Not correspond to the wireless optical TTL master. Can be set as A/B/C group
(*2) SD: Pre-flash, SF:Flash Signal by Air 1

 

NISSIN i60A

 

PRICE AND AVAILABIITY

 

The Nissin i60A Speedlights will be available from May 2016, in Canon and Nikon mount versions. With a Sony, Micro 4/3rds, and Fujifilm versions to follow.

Prices have not yet been specified.

 

Nissin – Website

Nissin – Air 1 Commander Overview

 

 

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17 Comments
  1. Marco 2 years ago

    So, no radio version and no air1 commander for fujifilm?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Marco,

      No there’s no mention of radio systems other than the existing Canon, Nikon and Sony at this stage.

      I’m not sure it the Air 1 Commander can work on single firing pin cameras just for remote manual use.

  2. andrew 2 years ago

    Yeah, it’s pretty sad/pathetic that fujifilm shooters have to feel like a step child all the time…even with this new nissin flash, they are not including the radio version and the air 1 commander…and the sad part is that fujifilm is not looking for a lighting company (such us phottix) for them to develop a flash specifically for fujifilm that would do ttl AND have a radio system trigerring….

    The (artificial) LIGHTING is also part of a complete professional system…..and it is here where fujifilm lacks the most….

  3. Benjamin 2 years ago

    Nice. Now if you could also use it on camera to trigger the rest of the air system it would be perfect.

    I loved to do this with the Yongnuo flashes:
    Having the tiny RF603 on Camera, a Flash on top if needed and the TX-Remote in my pocket or so, to just pull it out when i needed to adjust something.

    With Nissin i don’t have any way of combining on camera flash with the Air System yet, only Sticking the flash next to the camera with some additional holder/bracket.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Benjamin,

      I think Nissin are just working there way into the radio side of things slowly. No doubt a master flash unit will follow eventually at some point.

      And hopefully the do it in a compact flash like the i60A, as mirrorless has become a bit of a niche for them at the moment.

  4. Jacques Cornell 2 years ago

    Once again, no way to combine on- and off-camera flashes. Who’s brilliant idea was it to omit a pass-thru hotshoe on the TX?

    • Markdoxie 2 years ago

      It looks to be a stylistic copy of the Profoto Air remote even down to the name. I agree that a pass through is a very important feature. It was the absence of that on the classic Pocket Wizard that caused me to switch to Yongnuo.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 years ago

      Hi Jacques,

      As mentioned to Benjamin above, the most likely scenario will be a radio master flash unit at some stage.

      As ST-E3-RT style radio transmitters become the norm, and radio master flashes become more common, I think pass through hotshoes will be pretty rare.

      Which is a shame because with everything having its own radio system built in now its only more desirable to have somewhere to mount a second transmitter for mixing other lights when needed.

      • Nadgosmo 1 year ago

        Not sure If i understand the “pass” thru or not; e.g. Pls?

  5. Markdoxie 2 years ago

    I like the inclusion of “A” setting. Very useful for those cameras without TTL support.

    I have found TTL to be scarcely better, and in some cases much worse, than “A”. It is particularly useful IME for fill.

  6. Reinhard 2 years ago

    As an MFT user I find this new flash very interesting, but the lack of radio version for MFT is very bad. I’m sure the first company offering a full radio solution for MFT ( the same für Fuji ) will sell a lot units…

  7. yitzy 2 years ago

    I love my i40
    the low weight enables me to use it on camera (5D3) on top of a phottix strato transmitter
    the big speedlights brake the strato.

  8. bob 2 years ago

    Is M4/3 the same as Panasonic and Olympus?

    • John 2 years ago

      Yes, and a few other companies that conform to the M4/3 standard.

  9. Donald 2 years ago

    Its smaller, lighter and has a better GN than the 700, which would seem to make it better in every way?

  10. Victor 1 year ago

    If this flash can incorporate radio receivers for Nikon, canon and Sony into one unit, then any guess as to why Nissin did not do the same to the Air R?

  11. Danny 1 year ago

    What is deffrant

    I40 vs i60

    Just stronger flash????

    Iam using the fuji x100t

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