Canon Speedlite 320EX

Canon Speedlite 320EX features E-TTLII/E-TTL Auto Exposure Control, FLASH HEAD MOVEMENT: Up 45, 60, 75 and 90°, Left 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180 °, and right 60, 75, 90 °, Min. Recycling Time 2.3 sec. The Canon Speedlite 320EX measures (W x H x D) 70 x 115 x 78.4 mm and weighs 275g.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Canon Speedlite 320EX User Reviews

Nice Little Flash
“It works very well for this as long as your subject is close. I’ve also used the slave feature with my 7D. The flash is almost silent, (no capacitor whine) and there really isn’t all that much to mess with. It’s either manuel or auto (plus the slave settings). Overall a great little flash. ” – By Ed B long island
Rating: ★★★★☆

Excellent multi-purpose lighting
“Obviously for serious videography I’m going to want more than a frontal flood LED, just as in pro flash work I’m going to want three strobes, two slaves plus a main, but the 320EX does well for those quick video moments, and for times I want some fill light to add to the ambient. (PS– the single LED is brighter than you think.)” – By Thomas Drewke
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nice little flash
“I recently added a 60D to my 5D2 and the built-in flash commander in the 60d gives this little flash a whole new life. I love being able to throw it in the bag and have an ultra-portable off-camera ettl light. The price has also come down a wee bit, so I think it’s coming closer to its sweet spot.” – By botw
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Balls of Fire
“This compact external flash when mounted on my T3i actually feels as if it’s a part of the camera. The very secure locking hot shoe mount is true precision. The added flexibility in low light using any conceivable bounce position produces far more natural looking images than the built in flash.” – By Irish mike
Rating: ★★★★★

A great Speedlite from Canon
“The 320EX slots in between the 430EXII and 270EX II. It’s certainly a refreshing change from the complexity of the 580EX II. The back panel screams retro, and I love it. Everything is done using slider switches and push buttons, no complicated LCDs in sight. I do wish Canon had put in a test flash button and an auto zooming flash head (perhaps on the 320 Mark II?) but these niggles aside, the 320EX works, and it works VERY well.” – By Philip Yeoh
Rating: ★★★★★

Great compact flash
“The video light is great also when in darker area’s, in which I don’t use often but it’s great to have this option when needed. Has decent zoom position when using zoom function on camera, also like most of canon’s speedlight flashes this gives a nice bounce off walls & ceilings.” – By MinnieWinnie
Rating: ★★★★★

Canon’s got a winning videography tool
“The dual functionality of this flash and the fact that it looks natural on the DSLR, makes this a great tool for any amateur videographer/photographer. As for the flash — the tilt functions are great, flash performance is what you would expect from any Canon flash unit. It’s bright, and it works.” – By Don Sausa
Rating: ★★★★★

Good value and straightforward
“The controls are simple and all tactile, and although I still will need ultimately to purchase more units (430EX and/or 580EX), this unit suited both my budget and my needs. What is absolutely fantastic is the remote capability not only to trigger the flash but to use the flash to trigger the camera. Since I shoot a Canon 7d, that is already built into the system,” – By D. Olson
Rating: ★★★★★

Great addition to Canon DSLR
“I’ve had the flash for about a month. Using it on my Canon Digital Rebel XTi. Indoor photos where I can bounce the flash off the ceiling come out great. Still working on camera settings. I can’t seem to get the auto focus burst to work with my camera. On some occasions the camera auto focus assist beam will activate in low light, but not the external flash. I’d recommend this flash to anyone with a Canon DSLR.” – By Bb
Rating: ★★★★★

Must have for indoor and portrait photography
“It produces natural looking light indoors allowing you to bounce light off ceilings and walls to get the optimum shot. Highly recommend if you plan on shooting indoors or portrait shots!” – By Stevil
Rating: ★★★★★

Features

Canon Speedlite 320EX Features & Specifications

In a first for Canon Speedlites, the versatile new Speedlite 320EX features an LED light on the front of the flash body that can be used to illuminate nearby subjects in dim light. The light is ideal for video recording but can also be used as a modeling light or as an AF assist beam during Live View shooting. When used with EOS DSLRs that have integrated Speedlite transmitters, the Speedlite 320EX can be used as a wireless slave unit positioned off-camera. A flash release function further facilitates wireless flash shooting by enabling the shutter to be released remotely from the Speedlite 320EX with a two-second delay, which gives the photographer time to re-aim the flash if necessary. The Speedlite 320EX combines rich bounce functionality with high performance, ensuring smooth, professional-looking results.

Flash coverage and guide number can be changed manually by extending or retracting the flash head. The Normal position provides wide coverage equivalent to a 24mm lens (full-frame) with a guide number of 79 (ft.) / 24 (m) at ISO 100. The Tele position boosts the guide number to 105 (ft.) / 32 (m) at ISO 100 while providing coverage for lenses 50mm and longer (full-frame).

Lightweight, pocket-sized, grip-friendly, and with an intuitive, easy-to-operate design, the Speedlite 320EX is powered by 4 AA batteries (not included) and recharges silently in approximately 2 seconds.

Key features
* Guide Number 32 (m, ISO100)
* Compact lightweight design
* Bounce-and-swivel flash head, with 24mm and 50mm zoom settings
* Integrated LED video light
* Wireless slave for off-camera TTL flash
* Remote Release button
* Fast, silent recycling

Expert Reviews

Canon Speedlite 320EX Expert Reviews

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Manual

Canon Speedlite 320EX II User Manual

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