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What Is The Maximum Flash Sync Speed For Sony Alpha Cameras

In this post we will not be looking at High Speed Sync, but rather Flash Sync Speed (x-sync).

The standard maximum sync speed for most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras is around 1/125th to 1/250th of a second, but in this post we will lay out the maximum sync speeds for popular Sony mirrorless camera bodies. 

Sony Alpha Mirrorless Cameras

As you can see in the table below the flash sync speed for Sony Alpha Cameras tends to be either 1/160 or 1/250 seconds.

Sony Alpha ModelFlash Sync Speed (Secs)
Sony a66001/160
Sony a65001/160
Sony a64001/160
Sony a7 III1/250
Sony a7 II1/250
Sony a71/250
Sony a7R IV1/250
Sony a7R III 1/250
Sony a7R II1/250
Sony a7R1/160
Sony a7S III1/250
Sony a7S II1/250
Sony a7S 1/250
Sony a91/250
Sony Mirrorless Camera Flash Sync Speeds

**Note** these are the specs according to Sony and take into account that you will be using Sony flash units.

If you are using third party flash units, your flash sync speed may be slightly slower.

For example, instead of achieving a flash sync speed of 1/250s you may end up getting 1/200 instead – this varies from brand to brand.

Always check compatibility if you are using different brands for your flash and try to see if there are any reviews from other customers that confirm the sync speed.

If not, you can also check with the manufacturer of the flash to see what kind of flash sync speed you can expect with your camera.

If you want to see the maximum sync speed for popular Nikon and Canon bodies then click here. 

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