Nikon SB-300 vs. SB-500 vs. SB-700 vs. SB-910 Speedlight flash specs comparison

Nikon-Speedlight-flash-comparison

 SB-300 AF Speedlight

 SB-500 AF Speedlight

 SB-700 AF Speedlight

 SB-910 AF Speedlight

Commander Function -- Yes Yes Yes
Remote Function -- Yes Yes Yes
Guide Number 18 m/59 ft. (at ISO 100) 24m/78.7ft. (at ISO 100) 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) 34 m/111.5 ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) to 48 m/157.5 ft. (at ISO 200, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F)
Electronic Construction Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Flash Exposure Control i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras Distance-priority manual flash
i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
Manual Flash (with Nikon Creative Lighting System digital and 35mm SLR cameras)
Distance-priority manual flash
i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
Manual Flash (with Nikon Creative Lighting System digital and 35mm SLR cameras)
Lens Coverage 18/27 to 200mm (DX/FX-format, Automatic mode) 24 mm lens (FX format) or 16 mm lens (DX format) 14-120mm (DX-format)
24 to 120mm (FX-Format)
8 to 11mm (DX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed)
12 to 17mm (FX-format, Automatic mode with built-in wide-angle panel deployed)
12 to 200mm (DX-format, Automatic mode)
17 to 200mm (FX-format, Automatic mode)
Illumination pattern -- -- The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
Standard
Even
Center-weighted
The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
Standard
Even
Center-weighted
Other Available Functions Test Firing
Monitor Pre-flashes
Bounce capability
Test Firing
Monitor Pre-flashes
Modeling flash (LED)
Test Firing
Monitor Pre-flashes
AF-assist illuminator
Modeling illuminator
Test Firing
Monitor Pre-flashes
AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF
Modeling illuminator
Bounce Function (Tilt) Flash head tilts up to 120° with click stops at 0°, 60°, 90°, 120° Flash head tilts up to 90° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°. Flash head tilts down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°. 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° Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180° Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
Minimum Recycling Time 3.5 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH batteries
4.0 sec. (approx.) with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries
3.5 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH batteries
4.0 sec. (approx.) with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries
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
2.3 sec. (approx.) with Ni-MH (2600 mAh) batteries
3.0 sec. (approx.) with Oxyride™ (1.5V) batteries
4.0 sec. (approx.) with Alkaline-manganese (1.5V) batteries
4.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) batteries
Flash Duration -- 1/1100 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output 1/1042 sec. at M1/1 (full) output
1/1136 sec. at M1/2 output
1/2857 sec. at M1/4 output
1/5714 sec. at M1/8 output
1/10000 sec. at M1/16 output
1/18182 sec. at M1/32 output
1/25000 sec. at M1/64 output
1/40000 sec. at M1/128 output
1/880 sec. at M 1/1 (full) output
1/1100 sec. at M 1/2 output
1/2550 sec. at M 1/4 output
1/5000 sec. at M 1/8 output
1/10000 sec. at M 1/16 output
1/20000 sec. at M 1/32 output
1/35700 sec. at M 1/64 output
1/38500 sec. at M 1/128 output
Required Power Source Two AAA-size batteries 2 AA-size batteries of the same brand from any of the following types:
1.5V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
1.2V HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
Four 1.5 V alkaline AA-size batteries
Four 1.5 V lithium AA-size batteries
Four Rechargeable 1.2 V NiMH AA-size batteries
Four 1.2V Ni-MH (AA-size) batteries
Four 1.5V Alkaline-manganese (AA-size) batteries
Four 1.5V Lithium (AA-size) batteries
Optional Power Supply -- -- -- SK-6 Power Bracket Unit, SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack
SD-8A High-Performance Battery Pack
Flash-ready Indicator -- Fully recycled: lights up
Warning indication: flashes slowly
Blinks: insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL or distance-priority manual flash mode)
Lights up: recycled and ready to fire.
Rear and Front lights blink: Insufficient light for correct exposure (in i-TTL, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL Auto flash, or Distance-priority manual flash operations).
Rear lights up and Front blinks: recycled and ready to fire.
Ready Light Back Back Front
Back
Front
Flash Compensation -- Available via camera settings -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL mode –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 steps in i-TTL auto flash, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL auto flash and Distance-priority manual flash modes
Custom Setting -- -- 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
AF-Assist Illumination
Modeling Illuminator
Monitor pre-flashes
Test firing
Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time 70 or more (1.5V Alkaline-manganese)
110 or more (Ni-MH batteries)
100/4.0-30 sec. (Alkaline-manganese batteries)
140/3.5-30 sec. (Ni-MH batteries)
160/2.5–30 sec. (1.5V AA Alkaline)
230/2.5–30 sec. (1.5V Evolta)
260/2.5–30 sec. (2600 mAh NiMH)
230/2.5–30 sec. (Ni-MH (eneloop))
330/3.5–30 sec. (1.5V Lithium)
110/4.0 – 30 sec. (1.5V Alkaline-manganese)
165/2.3–30 sec. (Ni-MH (eneloop))
190/2.3–30 sec. (2600mAh Ni-MH)
230/4.5–120 sec. (1.5V Lithium)
Wireless Flash Modes -- Commander / Remote Master
Quick Wireless Mode: A:B
Off
Remote
SU-4
Master
Master (RPT)
Off
Remote
SU-4
Wireless Communication Channels -- 4 channels for Commander mode; 1 channel for Remote mode Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4Channels Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4Channels
Wireless Groups -- Two: A, B Two: A, B Three: A, B and C
Other Functions -- Firmware update
Thermal cut-out
LED light with three level brighness for close-up photography, modeling light or recording movies - maximum output: approx. 100 lx at 1 m (3.3 ft.), high power
Firmware update
Thermal cut-out
Firmware update
ISO sensitivity setting
Key lock
Recalling the underexposure value in the TTL auto flash mode
Resetting the settings
Improved Thermal Cut-out
Dimensions 2.3 x 2.6 x 2.5 in. (57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm) (Approx.) 2.6 x 4.5 x 2.8 in. (67 x 114.5 x 70.8mm) (Approx.) 2.8 x 5.0 x 4.1 in. (71.0 x 126.0 x 104.5 mm) (Approx.) 3.1 x 5.7 x 4.4 in. (78.5 x 145 x 113 mm) (Approx.)
Weight (Approx. without batteries) 3.4 oz. (97 g) 8 oz. (226 g) 12.7 oz. (360 g) 14.8 oz. (420 g)
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