Wireless flash shooting

There are two methods for wireless flash shooting: light-signal flash shooting that uses the light of the flash attached to the camera as a signal light, and radio-signal flash shooting that uses wireless communication. To perform radio-signal flash shooting, use a compatible flash or the Wireless Radio Commander (sold separately). For details on how to set each method, refer to the instruction manual of the flash or the Wireless Radio Commander.
  1. Remove the shoe cap from the camera, and then attach the flash or the Wireless Radio Commander.
    • When performing wireless flash shooting with a flash attached, set the attached flash as the controller.
  2. MENU (Camera Settings1) → [Flash Mode][Wireless].
  3. Set up an off-camera flash that is set to wireless mode, or that is attached to the Wireless Radio Receiver (sold separately).
    • Press the AEL button on the camera to perform a test flashing.

Setting of the AEL button

We recommend that you set MENU (Camera Settings2)[Custom Key(Shoot.)][AEL Button] to [AEL hold] when performing wireless flash shooting.


  • The off-camera flash may emit light after receiving a light signal from a flash used as the controller of another camera. If this occurs, change the channel of your flash. For details on how to change the channel, refer to the instruction manual for the flash.
  • For the flash that is compatible with wireless flash shooting, visit the Sony website, or consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.