Nikon - Speedlight SB-300 - Compact and Lightweight Flash, Developed for Beginners
by Stephen Karnas August 6, 2013 - 17:30
Nikon has announced the new Speedlight SB-300 - a very compact and lightweight Speedlight that Nikon says can help introduce more users to the advantages of an externally mounted flash.
Nikon says that it has been developed with first-time users in mind. Simply turning on the unit enables operation and i-TTL flash control provides automatic control over flash output level for optimal results under a variety of lighting conditions.
And its dimensions make it extremely portable:
- 57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm (W x H x D)
- Approx. 97 g
It is compatible with Nikon FX-format and DX-format digital SLR cameras, as well as Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras that support i-TTL flash control.
It can be powered either by AAA alkaline batteries or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
The flash head can be tilted up 120° for bounce flash photography. When shooting indoors, light from the flash can be reflected off walls and ceilings for softer lighting of the subject and more natural photos.
It will be released on August 29th of this year, with an expected price of 17,000 yen.