"Editorial Review The SB-700 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash from Nikon is an on-camera flash designed for use with Nikon DSLR cameras that use the i-TTL metering system. It is compatible with DX and FX sensors and its power zoom head covers a 24-120mm range when used with an FX camera. You ll be able to use the strobe directly on your camera via the hot shoe or wirelessly as a Commander or Remote. Using the flash as a Commander allows you it to take control over other Nikon Speedlights expanding your creative lighting options. As a Remote it can be controlled by another Speedlight or your camera s built-in flash. Its Quick Wireless Mode with A:B light ratios allows you to quickly adjust settings on multiple flash units -- giving you the ability to control two remote units in i-TTL mode. It features a dot-matrix LCD control panel with an intuitive layout for easy operation. It derives power from AA batteries -- supporting rechargeable NiMH disposable Alkaline and disposable Lithium cells. Recycle time is a scant 2.5 seconds when using NiMH 3 seconds when using Alkaline. The SB-700 s Thermal Cut-Out detection prevents the flash from overheating. It increases the recycling time if the temperature of the flash head crosses a certain threshold preventing the unit from becoming damaged. The strobe includes hard plastic-type color filters for fluorescent and incandescent color temperature balancing. When you use these supplied filters the flash is able to recognize which filter is installed adjusting the white balance automatically on compatible Nikon DSLR cameras. It also features an AF-assist illuminator lamp which helps to speed up the autofocus of your camera in low-light situations. Features 1) SB-700 Speedlight Flash for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. 2) LCD and layout of controls designed for easy and intuitive operation. 3) Multi-step auto zoom covers wide 24-120 mm zoom range. 4) AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF with wide 24-135 mm focal range. 5)
Portable, Versatile Speedlight Unit. Bounce Function (Tilt): Flash head tilts down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
Nikon's Precision i-TTL Flash Control. Versatile Auto Power Zoom - Coverage Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 24mm and up to 120mm in FX-format.
Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom
Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation
Wireless Flash Control
Item Package Quantity
Battery Cell Composition
Dimensions and Weight
10.4 cm x 7.1 cm x 12.7 cm
From the Manufacturer
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