High performance versatile speedlight brings simplicity to on-camera, remote, and multiple flash photography.
Portable, Versatile Speedlight Unit
i-TTL Speedlight optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS).
Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom
Bounce 90 up and 7 down with 360 rotation elevates creative lighting freedom.
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.
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.
Color Filter Identification
Automatically identifies mounted hard type color filters and adjusts camera white-balance.
Automatic Format Identification
Automatically senses the FX or DX-format camera in use and optimizes light distribution.
Allows uploading of performance enhancement developments.
Nikon's Precision i-TTL Flash Control
Delivers precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance-even in challenging lighting situations.
Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation
Use on-camera, as a wireless master, commander or remote light source.
Versatile Auto Power Zoom
Coverage Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 24mm and up to 120mm in FX-format.
Streamlined Controls and Menus
Convenient Rotary Select Dial sets key functions quickly and a prominent Master and Remote control switch simplifies wireless operation.
Flash Tube Overheat Protection
To prevent overheating, flash recycle time increases when SB-700 detects heat build-up.
Flash Value (FV) Lock
Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of aperture, composition or the lens's zoom position.
Bounce Function (Tilt) Flash head tilts down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°. Bounce Function (Rotate) Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
The ability to direct a flash to bounce on ceiling or nearby wall. Bounce and swivel flash heads allow more creative flash techniques and lighting effects.
AF-Assist Illumination Color Filters Flash Compensation Steps in Manual Flash Mode FX/DX Format Selection LCD Panel Contrast Remote Flash Unit Settings Reset Custom Setting Sound Monitor Standby function Unit or Measuring Distance Version of Firmware
Programmable buttons on a camera that can be used for various custom functions.
The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats Standard Even Center-weighted
Minimum illumination indicates the minimum amount of light required to see a ‘useful’ image generated by a camera. It is measured with a light meter and the specification is expressed in lux. When comparing minimum illumination specifications, it is important to know the conditions under which measurements were made, because the specifications vary with parameters such as video levels, shutter speed, gain, and F-number.
28 m/92 ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) to 39 m/128 ft. (at ISO 200, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F)
The number which indicates the effective power of a flash unit.
-3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL mode
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.
2.5 sec. (approx.) with AA-size Alkaline (1.5V) batteries 2.5 sec. (approx.) with Evolta (1.5V) batteries 2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (2600 mAh) batteries 2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (eneloop) batteries 3.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) batteries
The amount of time a camera or flash takes to reset the flash between shots. This is generally measured when the flash is being fired at maximum power.