Vernan
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Vernan asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 1 month ago

Is every sony flashes compatible with every sony camera?

A friend gave me a sony a37, an a-mount camera. I wonder if the flash slot of the e mounts the same with a mounts.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Nope.

    Sony started with their own propriety flash shoe design then recently switched to the more traditional/universal one. Both mounts are affected.

    • Caoedhen
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      They kept the Minolta design Autolock shoe when they took over. And now the MI shoe, which will take a standard hot-shoe flash but has more connections in a row of pins towards the front of the mount, so it can do more than just be a flash shoe. And you can adapt both ways.

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  • 1 month ago

    After 2012 Sony standardized the MI Shoe. The SLT-A37 came out in 2012. The hot shoe is standard in both E-mount and A-mount. Some have both MI shoe and hot shoe like the NEX series. Nex are E-mount APS-C and now they have full frame e-mount cameras. Confusing, isn't it.

    • Caoedhen
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      The A37 uses the Minolta/Sony Autolock shoe, not the MI shoe. It requires a flash to match, or an adapter to use a standard flash shoe.

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