Recommended Canon Speedlites

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Speedlite 600EX II-RT

Speedlite 600EX II-RT

Canon’s flagship flash unit. Enhanced continuous flash performance by approx. 1.1 to 1.5x* (up to 2.0x* if used with optional Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N) to further meet professional needs.
* Based on Canon’s standards. As compared to the Speedlite 600EX-RT.

  • Size: 3.1 x 5.64 x 4.83 in. / 78.7 x 143.2 x 122.7mm (approx., excluding dust- and drip-proof adapter and color filter holder)
  • Weight: Approx. 15.34 oz. / 435 g (approx., excluding batteries)
  • Power Source: Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
  • Maximum Guide Number
  • Bounce
  • Wireless Support
  • Wireless Support
  • Radio Transmission Support

  • Radio Transmission Support
  • Dust- and Drip-proof
  • Maximum Guide Number
  • Bounce
  • Wireless Support
  • Wireless Support
  • Radio Transmission Support
  • Radio Transmission Support
  • Dust- and Drip-proof
Tips on selecting the right flash unit Tips on selecting the right flash unit

Make sure the guide number is high enough to illuminate distant subjects as well as bounce light off ceilings and walls.

The guide number indicates the power of the flash.
The higher the guide number, the more powerful the flash.

For maximum flexibility and convenience, choose a Speedlite flash with wireless capability.

To take advantage of the many benefits of wireless flash photography, choose the Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Speedlite 430EX III-RT or Speedlite 270EX II for both optical wireless and radio transmission, or the Speedlite 470EX-AI, which can be used as a receiver unit for optical wireless transmission. You can position these units off-camera and use them with the camera's internal flash.

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Speedlite 470EX-AI

Speedlite 470EX-AI

The world’s first flash unit with the Auto Intelligent (AI) Bounce function*. Automatically calculates the optimal bounce angle and moves the flash head into position to make bounce flash photography easy.

* As of February 25, 2018. EOS cameras sold up until June 2014, as well as EOS Rebel T7, EOS Rebel T6, EOS M6, EOS M5 and EOS M3, do not support "AI.B full-auto."

  • Size: 2.94 x 5.13 x 4.14 in. / 74.6 x 130.4 x 105.1mm (approx., excluding bounce adapter)
  • Weight: Approx. 13.6 oz. / 385g (approx., excluding batteries and bounce adapter)
  • Power Source: Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
  • Maximum Guide Number
  • Bounce
  • Wireless Support
  • Maximum Guide Number
  • Bounce
  • Wireless Support
Tips on selecting the right flash unit Tips on selecting the right flash unit

Make sure the guide number is high enough to illuminate distant subjects as well as bounce light off ceilings and walls.

The guide number indicates the power of the flash.
The higher the guide number, the more powerful the flash.

For maximum flexibility and convenience, choose a Speedlite flash with wireless capability.

To take advantage of the many benefits of wireless flash photography, choose the Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Speedlite 430EX III-RT or Speedlite 270EX II for both optical wireless and radio transmission, or the Speedlite 470EX-AI, which can be used as a receiver unit for optical wireless transmission. You can position these units off-camera and use them with the camera's internal flash.

Introducing the Speedlite 470EX-AI

See the Speedlite 470EX-AI and its AI Bounce feature in action and learn how it works to provide natural, accurate lighting.

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Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Powerful unit provides ample light. Supports radio transmission and wireless use.

  • Size: 2.8 x 4.5 x 3.9 in. / 70.5 x 113.8 x 98.2mm (approx., excluding bounce adapter and color filter)
  • Weight: Approx. 10.4 oz. / 295 g (approx., excluding batteries)
  • Power Source: Four AA-size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
  • Maximum Guide Number
  • Bounce
  • Wireless Support
  • Wireless Support
  • Radio Transmission Support
  • Radio Transmission Support
  • Maximum Guide Number
  • Bounce
  • Wireless Support
  • Wireless Support
  • Radio Transmission Support
  • Radio Transmission Support
Tips on selecting the right flash unit Tips on selecting the right flash unit

Make sure the guide number is high enough to illuminate distant subjects as well as bounce light off ceilings and walls.

The guide number indicates the power of the flash.
The higher the guide number, the more powerful the flash.

For maximum flexibility and convenience, choose a Speedlite flash with wireless capability.

To take advantage of the many benefits of wireless flash photography, choose the Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Speedlite 430EX III-RT or Speedlite 270EX II for both optical wireless and radio transmission, or the Speedlite 470EX-AI, which can be used as a receiver unit for optical wireless transmission. You can position these units off-camera and use them with the camera's internal flash.

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Speedlite 320EX

Speedlite 270EX II

Convenient and compact. Wall bounce is possible when shooting vertically.

  • Size: 2.6 x 2.6 x 3.0 in. / 65.8 x 65.2 x 77.0mm (approx., excluding dust- and drip-proof adapter)
  • Weight: Approx. 5.5 oz. / 155 g (approx., excluding batteries)
  • Power Source: Two AA-size alkaline batteries
  • Maximum Guide Number
  • Bounce
  • Wireless Support
  • Maximum Guide Number
  • Bounce
  • Wireless Support
Tips on selecting the right flash unit Tips on selecting the right flash unit

Make sure the guide number is high enough to illuminate distant subjects as well as bounce light off ceilings and walls.

The guide number indicates the power of the flash.
The higher the guide number, the more powerful the flash.

For maximum flexibility and convenience, choose a Speedlite flash with wireless capability.

To take advantage of the many benefits of wireless flash photography, choose the Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Speedlite 430EX III-RT or Speedlite 270EX II for both optical wireless and radio transmission, or the Speedlite 470EX-AI, which can be used as a receiver unit for optical wireless transmission. You can position these units off-camera and use them with the camera's internal flash.

Speedlite Transmitter Speedlite Transmitter

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Attaches to a compatible EOS or PowerShot camera’s hot shoe and allows two-way radio-controlled wireless transmission with the Speedlite 600EX II-RT and Speedlite 430EX III-RT.

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

Attaches to compatible EOS or PowerShot camera’s hot shoe and allows wireless control of the Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Speedlite 430EX III-RT or Speedlite 270EX II.

Note: EOS 7D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 80D, EOS 77D, EOS 70D, EOS 60D, EOS Rebel T6s, EOS REBEL T7i, EOS Rebel T5i and EOS Rebel T3i have a Speedlite transmitter built-in for convenient, full-featured wireless control.

Tips on selecting the right flash unit Tips on selecting the right flash unit

Make sure the guide number is high enough to illuminate distant subjects as well as bounce light off ceilings and walls.

The guide number indicates the power of the flash.
The higher the guide number, the more powerful the flash.

For maximum flexibility and convenience, choose a Speedlite flash with wireless capability.

To take advantage of the many benefits of wireless flash photography, choose the Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Speedlite 430EX III-RT or Speedlite 270EX II for both optical wireless and radio transmission, or the Speedlite 470EX-AI, which can be used as a receiver unit for optical wireless transmission. You can position these units off-camera and use them with the camera's internal flash.

Off-Camera ShoeCord Off-Camera ShoeCord

Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

Allows an external flash unit to be positioned off-camera. Cord length is approx. 2 ft. / 60cm.

Tips on selecting the right flash unit Tips on selecting the right flash unit

Make sure the guide number is high enough to illuminate distant subjects as well as bounce light off ceilings and walls.

The guide number indicates the power of the flash.
The higher the guide number, the more powerful the flash.

For maximum flexibility and convenience, choose a Speedlite flash with wireless capability.

To take advantage of the many benefits of wireless flash photography, choose the Speedlite 600EX II-RT, Speedlite 430EX III-RT or Speedlite 270EX II. You can position these units off-camera and use them with the camera’s internal flash.

How to Use
Off-Camera Flash

Canon Speedlites can be connected to compatible EOS or PowerShot cameras either wirelessly or via extension flash cord. This offers a great deal of flexibility in choosing flash placement, the end result being easier creative expression and more beautiful photos!

The wireless capability of these Speedlites — when used with compatible EOS or PowerShot cameras — gives you a great deal of freedom in flash placement, expanding creative possibilities for stunning photographs.

Integrated Speedlite Transmitter Function

  • EOS
  • PowerShot
  • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • Speedlite 470EX-AI
  • Speedlite 430EX III-RT
  • Speedlite 270EX II

Without Integrated Speedlite Transmitter Function
but with wireless compatibility

  • EOS
  • PowerShot
  • Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
  • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • Speedlite 470EX-AI
  • Speedlite 430EX III-RT
  • Speedlite 270EX II
      • EOS
      • PowerShot
      • Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
      • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
    • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
    • Speedlite 470EX-AI
    • Speedlite 430EX III-RT
    • Speedlite 270EX II

Wireless multiple flash system with Radio Transmission

Up to 5 groups, or 15 individual flashes can be controlled via 1 transmitter.

  • EOS
  • PowerShot
  • Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
  • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • Speedlite 430EX III-RT
  • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • Speedlite 430EX III-RT
      • EOS
      • PowerShot
      • Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
      • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
      • Speedlite 430EX III-RT
    • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
    • Speedlite 430EX III-RT

Canon Speedlites are compatible with all EOS cameras (except the EOS M100 and EOS M10). Also compatible with the following PowerShot models: PowerShot G1 X Mark III, PowerShot G1 X Mark II, PowerShot G3 X and PowerShot G5 X.
The Speedlite 470EX-AI is not compatible with PowerShot cameras.

All EOS cameras (except the EOS M100 and EOS M10), the PowerShot G1 X Mark III, PowerShot G1 X Mark II, PowerShot G3 X, PowerShot G5 X and Canon Speedlites can be connected via the Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3. This allows the flash to be placed up to 2 ft. from the camera.

  • EOS
  • PowerShot
  • Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3
  • Speedlite 600EX II-RT
  • Speedlite 430EX III-RT
  • Speedlite 430EX III-RT
  • Speedlite 270EX II

The Speedlite 470EX-AI is not compatible with PowerShot cameras.