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Hdv-z96 Compares With Yongnuo Yn-160
YN-160 is one of small led panel light from YONGNUO. As I know, YONGNUO only produces 2 this panel lights until now. More we know as its flash units just like YN-565EX, YN-560 speedlight, YN-460 speedlite and so on. But honestly, YN-160 is also a good led light.
The YN-160 is bigger than Z96 – about the same size as the CN-160. It comes with barndoors, to me, it's unuseful.
It is a pity, the swiveling hotshoe mount is a little soft and weak. So there is no easy way to mount it on the Manfrotto magic arm. You have to come up with your own solution.
YN-160 LED Light output is good. The brightness is ok. Powered by 6 AA batteries, or other popular batteries (Panasonic CGR-D16S, Sony NP-FH70, NP-FM55H, NP-F550).
4 color filters (frost, Tungsten, magenta and blue) are all included, together with a handle. YN-160 comes with LED batery indicator and dimmer buttons. z96 don't have the battery indicator.
Very bright, multi power supplies, multi accessories(
not good hotshoe mount, no dimming wheel
All in all ,YONGNUO YN-160 is also a good light according to the price/performance. And YONGNUO is modifying their products and YN-160 may be better now.
The Z96 – 800 Lux without barn doors
HDV-Z96 is developed by Chinese manufacturer F&V Llight Company and the well known film light company Dedolight. So the qulity is as you know.
Z96 comes with link mount to connect multi z96 lights together makeing a big powerful LED panel light. This is really a great feature and adds more functions for hdv-z96.
The light can be powered by five AA batteries, a Sony L-series battery ( LF570, F770, F970 ,F550,F750), or any 5.8 -16,8V DC source.
Z96 is with very well daylight balance.Compareing with YN-160, the feature is better. Another most welcomed highlight is the magnet clip. If other on camera lights CN-160/CN-126/
Z96 comes with a plastic ball head adapter which could mount on nearly any hot shoe. The battery lid is pretty good to be as protection and neatly to open/close.
Super bright, Multi power supplies, very good daylight balance, nice build quality, multi-functional combo, magnet clip
AS a small panel light, I don't find its disadvantages until now.
If I have to choose one (except I need a big strong light), I think I would go with the Z96, because of the super brightness, light quality and it has a dimming wheel instead of that buttons .
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