Priolite: Hot Sync System for SONY up to 1/8000th shutter speed

Los Angeles, USA, April 8, 2016 Priolite North America is proud to announce the world’s first HotSync solution for high speed flash photography with high-powered Li-Ion battery operated studio and location strobes, compatible with SONY cameras1.

Similar to the Priolite Remote Control for Nikon, Canon, and Pentax, SONY users are now able to synchronize their cameras with the help of the Priolite Hot Sync System, and use Priolite’s high-powered Li-Ion battery operated strobes at up to 1/8000th of a second2. Utilizing the entire range of possible shutter speeds with the Priolite Hot Sync System allows photographers to shoot with wide-open apertures in sunlit environments, freezing motion of fast moving subjects, and enables them to create images difficult or impossible to capture before. The ability to remotely control high-powered battery operated studio strobes anywhere between 9Ws and up to 1000Ws per light3 with the Priolite Remote Control opens up endless possibilities for creatives all around the world.

“High-powered strobe photography at shutter speeds of up to 1/8000th of a second, combined with the ability to operate any of the Priolite HotSync strobes at any power setting and without the need for an outlet, truly represents a quantum leap forward for all owners of SONY cameras,” says Joachim Renschke, the CEO and founder of Priolite GmbH, Germany. The 2.4GHz Priolite Remote Control supports 4 groups with 9 different ID’s each, 1/10th of a stop power adjustments, and remote control of modeling lights. Photographers now no longer have to rely on generators while on location, searching for outlets, or running wires when setting up their lights.

“Priolite offers the only solution for High Speed Flash photography with up to 1000Ws per light, and is the only professional lighting manufacturer with HotSync support for Pentax medium format cameras and DSLR’s from SONY, Canon, Nikon, and Pentax. Being able to go above x-sync on a focal plane shutter at any power setting makes Priolite HotSync the best solution for professionals,” says Alex Munoz, commercial still and motion photographer from Los Angeles, California.

SONY HotSync Special Introductory Offers

1x MBX500HS, 1x Sony Remote Control HS, MSRP $1,922.00 (introductory price $1,649.00 US, ends May 15, 2016)

2x MBX500HS, 1x Sony Remote Control HS, MSRP $3,571.00 (introductory price $2,571.00 US, ends May 15, 2016)

1x MBX1000HS, 1x Sony Remote Control HS, MSRP $2,472.00 (introductory price $2,199.00 US, ends May 15, 2016)

2x MBX1000HS, 1x Sony Remote Control HS, MSRP $4,671.00 (introductory price $3,560.00 US, ends May 15, 2016)

 General Pricing and Availability

RC-HS/s for SONY Cameras, SKU 80-8000-06, MSRP $273.00 US

MBX 300 HotSync, SKU 01-0300-08, MSRP $899.00 US

MBX 500 HotSync, SKU 01-0500-04, MSRP $1,649.00 US

MBX 1000 HotSync, SKU 01-1000-05, MSRP $2,199.00 US

M-Pack 1000 HotSync, SKU 04-1000-03, MSRP $2,199.00 US (head not included)

Main Features

Support Flash Sync speed on HSS enabled Sony cameras up to 1/8000th of a second

Hot Sync works over the entire power range of the strobe from 9Ws up to 1000Ws (MBX/M-Pack1000HS)

Wirelessly trigger and control Priolite strobes with the Priolite Remote Control (2.4 GHz)

Control Priolite strobes in 4 groups with 9 device ID’s individually; control modeling lights

Provide up to 1000Ws per light/head with a maximum of 220 full-power flashes per charge (MBX500HS)

Li-Ion powered (MBX and M-Pack series), no memory effect

Made in Germany with a 2 year US warranty


Product introduction

Exclusive Contact for North America

PRIOLITE North America

877.977.6922 (for product inquires please email)


1 Camera must use SONY multifunction hotshoe

2 Depending on the maximum shutter speed of the camera

3 Currently the most powerful single head, HotSync enabled Li-Ion powered strobe on the market