The G60 Light is a pocket-sized powerhouse, offering remarkable control for customized illumination. Its Zhiyun light modifier mount is handy, and when combined with the Bowens adapter, it becomes a true gamechanger. The light boasts an impressive range of brightness and temperature adjustments, catering to diverse shooting scenarios. Although the dedicated app is yet to be released, we’re excited about the additional control possibilities it will offer. The tilting stand, despite its simplicity, is highly effective and adds to the light’s versatility.
The overall build quality is commendable, but the adjustment dials on the back could be more robust. We can’t help but wish for a full RGB version, which would make it even more valuable for photographers and videographers alike. The G60 can be powered by either mains or USB Type-C, providing flexibility for different setups. However, the lack of an inbuilt battery might be a deal-breaker for some. All in all, the G60 Light packs a punch, and considering its compact size and reasonable price, it’s a must-consider addition to any photographer’s toolkit.
Remarkable power output in a small form factor
Extensive compatibility with light modifiers
Comprehensive brightness and colour temperature controls
Requires an external power source
Adjustment dials feel slightly loose
Lacks RGB capabilities
What is the Zhiyun Molus G60?
The Zhiyun Molus G60 is a compact yet powerful lighting solution designed for photographers and videographers who require a versatile and portable light source. At just the size of a Rubik’s Cube, this 60W light delivers an impressive 2376 lux at 1 meter, making it a formidable addition to any setup without adding significant bulk.
The Molus G60 is relatively inexpensive considering its power output, and while it does require an external power source, its small footprint allows it to fit into tight spaces where larger lights might not. The adjustment dials are cleverly designed, making it easy to differentiate between settings even in low-light conditions.
A key feature of the Molus G60 is its compatibility with Zhiyun’s range of light modifiers, as well as an extensive selection of Bowens fit options, thanks to the included adapter. The small tilt mount enhances the light’s versatility, making it adaptable for various shooting situations.
Despite its compact size, the Molus G60 doesn’t compromise on performance, offering a wide range of brightness and color temperature adjustments to suit different creative needs. This makes it an excellent choice for both enthusiasts and professionals seeking a portable, powerful, and customizable lighting solution for their photography and videography projects.
Output Power: 60W
Cooling Method: Active Cooling
Power Adapter Operation Voltage: AC100V~240V (50/60HZ)
Operation Voltage: DC 24V, PD ≥9V
PD Input Power: ≥18W
Color Temperature: 2700K~6500K
Brightness Adjustment Range: 0~100%
CRI (RA): ≥96
Illuminance in 6500K/100% Brightness (1 meter): 2376 Lux
APP Control Method: Bluetooth
Product Size: 90.6X67X66.95mm (WDH)
Net Weight: 300g
The Zhiyun Molus G60 boasts an array of impressive features that make it a highly attractive choice for photographers and videographers alike. Despite its compact size, roughly equivalent to a Rubik’s Cube, the G60 delivers a powerful 60W output, ensuring ample lighting for various shooting scenarios. Weighing in at just 300g, the light is highly portable and perfect for on-the-go use.
One standout feature is the DynaVort Cooling System, which effectively dissipates heat and ensures stable performance. The G60 also offers a wide color temperature range of 2700K to 6500K, granting users the flexibility to adjust the warmth or coolness of their light source to suit their needs.
The light’s CRI rating of 96% and TLCI rating of 97% guarantee accurate and consistent color reproduction, ensuring that subjects are lit in a natural and flattering manner. With full progressive brightness control, users can fine-tune their lighting setup with ease.
Designed for versatility, the G60 features Zhiyun’s proprietary ZY mount, which can be easily adapted to Bowens for compatibility with a wide range of light modifiers. A small LCD screen on the back of the unit allows for easy monitoring of settings, and the upcoming Bluetooth app promises even greater control options.
The performance of the Zhiyun Molus G60 is nothing short of remarkable, especially considering its compact size and relatively lightweight design. This little powerhouse delivers an impressive 60W output, which translates to 2376 lux at 1 meter, providing ample illumination for various photography and videography projects.
When using the G60, one quickly realizes that a single unit is often sufficient to light up a subject beautifully, especially when paired with a dome diffuser. For vloggers and content creators, an array of four G60 lights would make an ideal lighting setup. Meanwhile, a trio of these lights can serve as a perfect solution for many enthusiast and professional photographers alike.
The ease of control is another standout feature of the G60. The adjustment dials on the back of the unit make it incredibly simple to tweak brightness and color temperature settings on the fly, while the small LCD screen offers a quick and convenient way to monitor these settings. While navigating the advanced features of the light might initially prove somewhat tricky, the soon-to-be-released Bluetooth app should streamline the process and make adjustments even more user-friendly.
A key aspect that sets the G60 apart from competitors is its compatibility with light modifiers, thanks to its ZY mount. The ability to adapt the mount to Bowens further expands the range of options for shaping and controlling the light, allowing users to achieve the perfect look for their project.
The included small tilt stand is a simple yet highly effective feature that adds to the light’s versatility. By attaching a 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch adapter, the G60 can be easily mounted on a standard lighting stand for optimal positioning.
While the overall build quality of the G60 is solid, the adjustment dials on the back feel somewhat loose, which may cause concerns about their long-term durability. However, during the testing period, the dials functioned as expected and did not present any issues.
The G60’s lack of an RGB option might leave some users wanting more, especially for those who are interested in utilizing color effects for video or photography. However, the light’s other features and capabilities largely make up for this minor shortcoming.
It’s worth noting that the G60 does require an external power source, either via mains or a power pack, as it does not feature an inbuilt battery. While this may be a drawback for some users, the compact design and versatile performance of the light still make it an attractive option for various lighting situations. One thing I did find with the light using PD power was that most batteries are limited with the power delivery and even when plugged into the Bluetti AC500 + B300s both of which offer USB Type-C at 100W the G60 was only able to reach 80% power however showed 60W. Plugged into the battery grip that ships with the Molus X100 I could only reach 40% power. While this may seem restrictive, when you see that 40% or 80% of power is more than most compact portable lights you realise that isn’t so much of an issue.
In the realm of compact lighting solutions, the Zhiyun Molus G60 truly shines. Its combination of small size, potent power output, and versatility make it a compelling choice for photographers and videographers seeking a portable and efficient lighting option. Although it falls slightly short of the Molus X100 in terms of sheer power, the G60 remains an affordable and reliable alternative.
The forthcoming Bluetooth app will undoubtedly unlock the full potential of the G60, making it even more user-friendly and convenient to control. While the absence of an RGB version might leave some users yearning for more creative options, Zhiyun could consider expanding their lineup to cater to those needs in the future.
It’s worth mentioning that the light would benefit from a set of gels and gobos, which would add to its versatility and appeal. The rear adjustment dials, while functional during testing, could be improved upon to ensure long-term durability and user satisfaction.
All things considered, the G60 proves that good things come in small packages. One unit can make a difference, while three or more can provide a comprehensive lighting setup for virtually any scenario. The Zhiyun Molus G60 is a compact powerhouse that’s poised to make a significant impact in the world of portable lighting solutions.