ZHIYUN’s FIVERAY F100 and M40: Price, Specs, release date revealed

ZHIYUN’s FIVERAY F100 and M40: Price, Specs, release date revealed


Today the ZHIYUN’s FIVERAY F100 and M40 go-anywhere lights have been revealed. These innovative new lighting models increase the power and possibilities of how creators can use portable lighting. 

Of the two new lights, the FIVERAY F100 is aimed at the enthusiast and pro-market, while the M40 is a palm-sized light ready for use by vloggers or anyone in need of a little powerful illumination. 

The larger of the two models is the FIVERAY F100, the second model in the range, following on from the FR100c announced earlier in the year. That lamp is impressive with outstanding performance that has proven to be a powerful lighting solution for both stills and video in the intervening months. The new FIVERAY F100 builds on the design and quality of the FR100c.

The second light to be launched is the smaller palm sized M40, designed as an easy-to-use fill light for both stills and video. This makes it an ideal solution for those using ZHIYUN’s range of compact mobile motorised gimbal stabilisers and being used as a light in its own right. 

Both new lights feature the latest LED technology, and due to the brightness and power, both feature ZHIYUN’s patented DynaVort Cooling system. This system was used on the FR100c to dramatic effect, enabling incredibly bright illumination without the usual heat issues that plague many other compact lighting sources. 

The cooling system has been designed in collaboration with physicists and offers an intelligent stay-coll technology that applies fluid dynamics, advanced algorithms to control fans, and a gyroscopic modelling heat sink.


Inside the small M40, the attitude-control algorithm is similar to that utilised on gimbals. This means that the DynaVort technology offers superior heat dissipation compared with other compact lighting sources and enables a 40W output in a device that weighs in at just 320g.

Yilun Liao, CEO of ZHIYUN, said: “We are passionate about using breakthrough innovations – whether with our iconic gimbals or our new FIVERAY lighting devices – to simplify and reshape content creation. With several industry firsts under our belts, including the M40’s DynaVort Cooling System, our products offer full creative control and convenience for anyone wanting to experience and express their inner filmmaker.”

A quick look through the specifications of the ZHIYUN M40 and its credentials are impressive despite being small.

Embedded with 176 LED chips 

Incredible illuminance of 14,000 lux at its peak

Adjustable dual colour temperature ranging from 2,700-6,200k and consistent power output peaks at 40W with no strobes providing a stable light source 

A standard fidelity offering for both photography and videography with CRI reaching 96+ and TLCI reaching 97+


Hot on the heels of the FIVERAY FR100c launched earlier in the year, the ZHIYUN F100 is the tricky second album. Again the new light follows the stick-like design of the FR100c and, in almost every respect, looks identical to the large lamp with the long diffuser panel softening the illumination from the LED’s while on the back a row of encased fans and the control panel are all neatly arranged. 

The new lamp weighs in at just 950g, and with the grip, it’s lightweight and easy to use with a single hand, as well as being easy to tripod mount on the 1/4-inch thread if needed.

Inside, the LEDs enable a powerful illumination of 20,708 LUX at the maximum 100W maximum power, an ideal amount for most lighting situations.

As well as the adjustable 100W of powerful direct illumination, the F100 has six pre-programmed lighting effects that will enable you to build atmosphere into your scenes when required. 

Being the second in the series means that there’s also now a good selection of accessories available, including a diffuser and grid.

Here are a few highlights of the ZHIYUN F100 features:

  • One-click operation of Hue Saturation Intensity mode via the control dial: HSI Mode. Adjust H-Hue (0-360°), S-Saturation (0-100%), I- Intensity (0-100%) and experience rich, vibrant colours via the dial.
  • Frosted casing creates a diffused, warm ambience while its groundbreaking structure integrates portability and performance. 
  • Professional colour rendition with the RGB increased by 47% from 2700K to 6200K in CCT Mode


Pricing and availability

The ZHIYUN FIVERAY M40 is available for £99/$99/€119 from the ZHIYUN and Amazon store.

The ZHIYUN FIVERAY F100 is available for £249/$249/€299 from the ZHIYUN and Amazon store.

From 7 – 8 December, the F100 and M40 will be available on a buy-one-get-one-free basis from selected channels, including Amazon, ZHIYUN Official Store, AliExpress, and B&H. Please see this link for more details.