Zhiyun has announced a pair of new chip-on-board (COB) LED lights, the G60 and X100. The new lights are very compact and kickstart a new product line for Zhiyun called the Molus series. The Molus series of lights join Zhiyun’s previous products, including gimbals and pocket lights.
The smaller light, the Molus G60, is roughly the same size as a Rubik’s Cube and weighs just 10.6 ounces (300 grams). Despite its compact stature, the light promises up to 60 watts (W) of power at max output. The 60W light offers a temperature range of 2,700 to 6,500 Kelvin (K). The light is adjusted via a brightness nob.
As for color accuracy, the light has a color rendering index (CRI) of ≥96 and a television light consistency index (TLCI) of ≥97. Zhiyun says the light is well-suited to deliver high-quality lighting for portraits, commercial shoots, stills photography, short videos, and interviews.
The G60 is charged using either an adaptive power supply system DC adapter or a USB power-delivery (PD) device.
To keep the G60 cool during use, it features a DynaVort Cooling System. This system uses gyroscope modeling heat sinks and front-oriented control (FOC) fans. The light’s max brightness is 2,376 lux without a reflector and 11,194 lux using the Zhiyun Mini Reflector.
The larger Molus X100 isn’t much heavier than the G60 as it weighs only 13.6 oz. (385g). In exchange for a bit larger form factor and greater weight, the X100 has a higher 100W output.
Its color temperature range is the same as the G60’s, although the X100 has a slightly lower CRI of ≥95. The TLCI remains the same for both lights.
The more powerful X100 delivers 3,881 lux without a reflector and up to 17,317 lux with the Zhiyun Mini Reflector. The light utilizes a similar DynaVort Cooling System as the G60. The X100 can be powered using a grip battery, DC power, or USB Type-C PD device.
Both the G60 and X100 promise light modifier compatibility and the lights are compatible with Bowens-Mount accessories, enabling a more comprehensive range of light-shaping for photographers and videographers. Users can attach a reflector, diffusion dome, mini softbox, and more.
The lights differ in terms of the overall design. The X100 looks much like a camera, especially when using the battery grip, which acts like the handgrip on many SLR-style cameras.
“Zhiyun is a brand that dares to think big and realize its boldest technical ideas. We do the hard work to make filming easy. The launch of the Molus X100 and G60 is no different,” says Zhiyun’s founder, Yilun Liao. “Whether you are a professional in the film industry, part of a small creative team, a freelance or amateur videographer, Zhiyun’s innovative and convenient products offer something to inspire anyone passionate enough to turn their imagination into reality.”
The Zhiyun Molus G60 and X100 ship with a power adapter, Zhiyun Mini Reflector, and Diffusion Dome. A “Combo” version is also available. The combo adds a storage bag, Mini Softbox, Bowens Mount Adapter, tripod, and cable organizer bag.
The standard G60 and X100 cost $199 and $249, respectively. The Combo packages are $249 and $349, respectively. The Molus X100 also has a “Pro” edition for $399. This version adds the X100 Grip Battery.
To view full specifications and purchasing options, visit Zhiyun’s website.
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