Cactus Flash Trigger Comparison

Cactus V4

Cactus V5

Cactus V6

Working radio frequency

433MHz

2.4GHz

2.4GHz

Number of RF channels

16

16

16

Number of slave groups

1

1

4

Wireless manual power control to supported flashes

-

-

Flash profile learning

-

-

Full manipulation of power levels

-

-

1/10, 1/3 , 1/2
and 1 EV steps

Test button

(transmitter only)

Wireless shutter release
(with optional shutter cable)

Full press shutter release;
Half press AF not supported

Full press shutter release
and Half press AF

Full press shutter release
and Half press AF

Hot shoe locking pin hole

-

Hot shoe contact

Standard X-sync

Standard X-sync

Multi-system shoe with locking pin

Device setup

Separate transmitter and receiver design

Transceiver design

Transceiver design

Supported sync speed
(subject to camera’s sync speed limitation)

Up to 1/500 second

Up to 1/1000 second

Up to 1/1000 second

Maximum effective area

30 meters / 98 feet

100 meters / 328 feet

100 meters / 328 feet

Operating temperature

-10°C to +45°C
(14°F to 113°F)

-20°C to +50°C
(-4°F to 122°F)

-20°C to +50°C
(-4°F to 122°F)

Camera voltage handling

Transmitter: up to 6V

Up to 6V

Up to 6V

Flash voltage handling

Receiver: up to 300V

Up to 300V

Up to 300V

Lo Power mode

-

-

Absolute Power mode

-

-

TTL pass-through

-

-

Relay mode

-

-

Delay mode

-

-

Built-in optical trigger

-

-

Bulb mode support

-

Compatibility with cameras

Compatible with all DSLR and SLR cameras with standard ISO hot shoe or PC sync output

Compatibility with flashes

Compatible to all portable flashes with standard ISO hot shoe and studio strobes

Sync port size

Transmitter and receiver: 3.5mm (1/8") mono mini-phone

3.5mm (1/8") mono mini-phone

3.5mm (1/8") mono mini-phone

Screw mount

Receiver: Standard 1/4" screw mount

Standard 1/4" screw mount

Standard 1/4" screw mount

Dimensions

Transmitter:
60(L) x 46(W) x 27mm(H);
Receiver:
74(L) x 45(W) x 28mm(H)

82(L) x 70(W) x 37mm(H)

72(L) x 72(W) x 42mm(H)

Antenna type

Transmitter: external
Receiver: built-in

Built-in

Built-in

Net weight

Transmitter: 34g;
Receiver: 37g

58g

68g

Power input

Transmitter: one (1) L1028 / 23A 12V battery;
Receiver:two (2) AAA 1.5V batteries

Two (2) x AAA 1.5V batteries

Two (2) x AA 1.5V batteries; mini USB 2.0, DC input 5V, 500mA~1A

Low battery indicator

-

Firmware update

-

-

Cactus product compatibility

-

V6, LV5, RF60

V5, LV5, RF60