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ZHIYUN recently released two new compact LED lights: the FIVERAY M20 and M20C. Both 20W fixtures are the same size and have a 4500mAh built-in battery with a maximum runtime of around 40 minutes at full power. They are available in two versions: bi-color from 2700 to 6500K for the M20 and RGB for the M20C. So, let’s take a closer look at these!
After the introduction of the reasonably popular MOLUS G60 and MOLUS X100 in April, as well as the MOLUS G200 and FIVERAY V60 this summer, ZHIYUN is already back to expand its lineup of FIVERAY fixtures with the compact M20 and M20C.
The ZHIYUN FIVERAY M20 and M20C are square LED lights measuring 7.8 x 7.8 x 3.6cm/3.07 x 3.07 x 1.41in for a 200g/0.44lb weight. As their name suggests, both lights have a maximum power output of 20W.
The FIVERAY M20 is a bi-color fixture that can go from 2700K to 6500K with a maximum output of 529lx at 1m/3ft. According to ZHIYUN, the M20 has a CRI of 95 and a TLCI of 97. Furthermore, it has ten built-in effects, including CCT loop, Strobe, Candle, Bad Bulb, etc.
On the other hand, the M20C is an RGB light that can go from 2500K to 10.000K with a similar light output. As an RGB light, it also has HSI and RGB color modes. However, it has a lower CRI of 94 and a TLCI of 96, which is surprising since it has Green-Magenta adjustment capabilities, which the M20 doesn’t. The FIVERAY M20C has 16 built-in lighting effects.
You’ll find a built-in fan, two control knobs, a small status screen, and a built-in battery at the back of the lights. The battery gives you a maximum runtime of 40 minutes at full power and 80 minutes at half power. The light can be charged via the USB-C port located on top of it.
Regarding controls, the FIVERAY M20C can be controlled via the free ZY Vega APP and also benefits from Bluetooth Mesh control, which means you can group multiple fixtures.
Both the FIVERAY M20 and M20C come with an extension bracket that has three cold shoe mounts and one hot shoe with a 1/4″-20 thread.
At the front of the lights, there are magnets that allow you to attach an optional diffuser, honeycomb grid, and four-leaf barndoors – or all three together – so you have better control over your light beam.
The ZHIYUN FIVERAY M20 retails for €76/$79, and the Combo kit with all accessories costs €104/$109. The RGB FIVERAY M20C retails for €123/$129, and the Combo kit is €152/$159.
For more information, please visit ZHIYUN’s website here.
What do you think about these compact 20W LED lights? Would they be a great addition to your lighting kit? Have you already used ZHIYUN LED lights? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!
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