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Most recently, I was looking for a new video LED for my Sony a7 III which I could take with me when I shoot videos on trade shows or during trips and which is portable, lightweight, and easy to charge. I have not tested all the video lights mentioned in this post but those were on my preference list when I bought the Aputure F7.

The best Video LED Light for Sony a7 III, a9 II, a6600 or a6100

My favorite Vide LED light for traveling with my Sony a7 III is the Aputure F7 as it offers lots of power, Kelvin can be adjusted and can be powered with a USB Power bank such as the Anker PowerCore+ which can also charge your MacBook Pro.

Video LED Light Comparison table

LED Video Light Weight
Iwata GL-01 117 Led 136 grams / 4.79 oz.
NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 242 grams / 8.57 oz.
Aputure F7 (my personal choice) 260 grams / 9.17 oz.
Aputure AL-MX 280 grams / 9.87 oz.
Aputure MC 130 grams / 4.59 oz.
Aputure AL-MX 280 grams / 9.87 oz.

Aputure AL-MX

The best Video LED Light for Sony a7 III, a9 II, a6600 or a6100

The Aputure AL-MX is the smallest slight from Aputure. It offers a 30% boost kick over 60 seconds interval if you need more light than usually needed. Moreover, it has an internal battery that can be charged through USB-C.

The lamp comes with 128 LEDs and has a beam angle of 120 degrees. The color temperature ranges from 2800K to 6500K. It is more expensive than the Aputure F7 and I would rather recommend the F7 over this light if you want to have one camera led light to use with your camera. You can find it on Amazon.

Aputure MC

The best Video LED Light for Sony a7 III, a9 II, a6600 or a6100

At the Aputure MC you can adjust Hue, Saturation, & Intensity which gives you even more creative freedom compared to other lights. It has CRI and TLCI scores of 96+ and SSI scores of 84 in tungsten and 74 in daylight. Moreover, it also comes with different lighting effects such as for example fire, party, or firework. You can find it on Amazon.

Aputure F7

The best Video LED Light for Sony a7 III, a9 II, a6600 or a6100

The Aputure F7 is my favorite portable video light. It offers the most features and can be charged with a USB power bank through a USB-C port. You can also use it with a Sony NP-F battery attached to the back. The F7 comes with 256 high-CRI led lights and has a beam angle of 45 degrees.

The color temperature of the Aputure F7 ranges from 3200K-9500K. Also, the brightness of the F7 can be adjusted from 1 to 100%. Personally, I found it more convenient to keep my gear running on one single USB Powerbank. It’s a much lighter option than having several batteries and you only have to charge one device. You can find it on Amazon.

Iwata GL-01

The best Video LED Light for Sony a7 III, a9 II, a6600 or a6100

The Iwata GL-01 has the size of a smartphone and comes with 117 LEDs and is made out of aviation light aluminum. It has CRI>96 and adjustable brightness (5%-100%) and color temperature (300-5500K). It has a built-in battery which can be charged through the USB port. The OLED monitor shows the current condition of the light such as brightness, color temperature, and battery status. You can find it on Amazon.

NEEWER 160

The best Video LED Light for Sony a7 III, a9 II, a6600 or a6100

If you are on a budget, then the Neewer CN-160 might be an option for you. I have not tested it myself but it got quite many excellent reviews online. The color temperature of the CN-160 is 5600 K or 3200K with a filter on it. It comes with 660 lumens and has a run time of 60-80 minutes. However, one disadvantage of this light is that you can not connect it to an external USB battery to power it. You also can not adjust the color temperature. You can find it on Amazon.

Conclusion

My favorite video LED light is the Aputure F7. It has the widest color temperature and brightness adjustability and can be charged with a USB power bank. It might not be the cheapest option but you get a video light that offers the most features compared to its’ competitors.

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