Nikon SB-700

Nikon SB-700 is a powerful flash (guide number of 28m/92ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) to 39m/128ft. (at ISO 200, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) with a fast recycling time in a compact, durable body. It features i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras; Lens Coverage 24 to 120mm (FX-Format); Bounce Function (Tilt) Flash head tilts down to 7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°, Flash Compensation -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL mode. The Nikon SB-700 measures 2.8 × 5.0 × 4.1 in. (71.0 × 126.0 × 104.5mm) and weighs 15.9 oz. (450 g) (Approx. with four 1.5 V alkaline AA batteries).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Features & Specifications

Nikon SB-700 Features & Specifications

The next great speedlight from Nikon is here, introducing the Nikon SB-700, a high-performance portable flash with a host of new features designed to make flash photography simple, accurate and creative. The SB-700 is for photographers looking for an on-camera Speedlight offering more power for greater depth-of-field control than the built-in flash or for users looking for a compact Speedlight that can be set up as a Commander or a Remote in wireless flash set-ups as well as those who want to upgrade from their existing or older Nikon Speedlight.

Portable, Versatile Speedlight Unit
i-TTL Speedlight optimized for use with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System (CLS).

Nikon’s Precision i-TTL Flash Control
Delivers precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance—even in challenging lighting situations.

Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom
Bounce 90°up and 7°down with 360° rotation elevates creative lighting freedom.

Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation
Use on-camera, as a wireless master, commander or remote light source.

Wireless Flash Control
Wireless Commander Mode controls up to 2 remote Speedlight groups and an unlimited number of compatible Speedlights. When used as a remote speedlight up to 3 Groups can be selected. Four wireless channel options help manage wireless conflicts in multi-photographer environments.

Versatile Auto Power Zoom Coverage
Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 24mm and up to 120mm in FX-format.

Choose From 3 Light Distribution Patterns
Using the simple slider switch on the back of the SB-700, you can optimize light quality by selecting Standard for general illumination, Center-weighted for portraits or Even, for groups or interiors.

Streamlined Controls and Menus
Convenient Rotary Select Dial sets key functions quickly and a prominent Master and Remote control switch simplifies wireless operation.

Color Filter Identification
Automatically identifies mounted hard type color filters and adjusts camera white-balance.* *With select Nikon digital SLRs

Flash Tube Overheat Protection
To prevent overheating, flash recycle time increases when SB-700 detects heat build-up.

Automatic Format Identification
Automatically senses the FX or DX-format camera in use and optimizes light distribution.

Flash Value (FV) Lock
Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of aperture, composition or the lens’ zoom position.*
*With select Nikon digital SLRs

Firmware Updating
Allows uploading of performance enhancement developments.*
*With select Nikon digital SLRs

Drip-Proof Mounting Foot Cover (Water Guard)*
Provides enhanced moisture protection.

Expert Reviews

Nikon SB-700 Expert Reviews

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Samples Images

Nikon SB-700 Sample Photos

- Nikon SB-700 Sample Photos @ Amazon


Nikon SB-700 User Manual

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See also: Accessories | Flashes

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