Nikon SB-900 vs. SB-910 Speedlight comparison

A quick comparison between the Nikon SB-900 and the new SB-910 Speedlight flashes. First the specs differences:

Nikon SB-900 Nikon SB-910
Dimensions 3.0×5.7×4.7in. (78.0×146.0x118.5mm) 3.1×5.7×4.4in. (78.5x145x113mm)
Weight 14.6 oz. (415g) 14.8 oz. (420g)
Other Available Functions AF-assist illuminator AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
Ready Light Front, Back Front
Other Functions Thermal cut-out Improved Thermal Cut-out
Price $494.95 $549.95

On the back of the SB-910 a new menu button replaces the previous zoom button. In the press release Nikon mentioned only two SB-910 improvements over the SB-900:

  • the SB-910 provides more efficient battery usage as well as an enhanced Thermal Cut-Out function
  • the SB-910 uses new hard-type color compensation filters for fluorescent and incandescent color temperature balancing

Here is a list of the specs that are 100% identical in both SB-900 and SB-910 (based on the specs published on Nikon’s website):

  • Guide Number
  • Lens Coverage
  • Bounce Function (Tilt)
  • Bounce Function (Rotate)
  • Commander Function
  • Remote Function
  • Electronic Construction
  • Flash Exposure Control
  • Illumination pattern
  • Minimum Recycling Time
  • Flash Duration
  • Required Power Source
  • Optional Power Supply
  • Flash-ready Indicator
  • Flash Compensation
  • Custom Setting
  • Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time
  • Wireless Flash Modes
  • Wireless Communication Channels
  • Wireless Groups


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