Speed Light SB-300

Speed Light SB-300



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SB-300 one of our more compact and lightweight Speedlights designed to be used on-the-go. With up to 120 degrees upward tilt, you can always control the lighting situation for a more natural looking result.

Bouncing the light for beautiful indoor images

Pictures can appear very different and achieve various expressions depending on how you manipulate the light. But lighting a shot is not at all difficult with the SB-300 Speedlight. Its flash head can be set up to 120 degrees upward allowing you to bounce light off ceiling or wall to endow a softer, more natural look to your subject. You can easily control the lighting to capture a beautiful indoor portrait creatively.

Bounce flash at 90°
The brim of a hat shades the subject’s face.

Bounce flash at 120°
A distracting shadow is avoided and catchlights make the subject’s expression more lively.

Direct flash with a camera’s built-in flash
Causes an unwanted light reflection on the picture.

Bounce flash at 90°
A beautiful image results with natural and well-balanced lighting.

Compact and lightweight design for great portability

With its compact and lightweight design, comfortable portability is ensured even when attached to a camera. The SB-300 is certain to expand your enjoyment of shooting pictures in a variety of scenes.

Easy operation even for novices

Attach the SB-300 to a camera supporting Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) or a COOLPIX model supporting i-TTL flash control, and switch the power on. This is all you have to do to enjoy flash photography. Thanks to Nikon’s highly accurate i-TTL flash, the amount of light output is automatically and appropriately controlled, achieving high-quality flash shots reliably.

*Advanced Wireless Lighting is not supported.

Compatible with readily available AAA-size batteries

The SB-300 uses two AAA-size alkaline or NiMH batteries which are readily available anywhere, so you’ll never run out of power.

    • Electronic construction

    • Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry

    • Guide number (20°C/68°F)

    • 18/59 (ISO 100, m/ft)

    • Angle of illumination

    • Covers angle of view of 27 mm lens (FX format) or 18 mm lens (DX format)

    • Effective flash range (i-TTL)

    • 0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft to 66 ft); varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle, and aperture

    • Options available using camera controls

    • Flash control mode: i-TTL, manualFlash mode: Fill flash (front-curtain sync), front-curtain with slow sync, rearcurtain sync, and rear-curtain with slow sync

    • Bounce angle

    • Flash rotates vertically up to 120° with stops where the flash is pointing directly ahead and at 60°, 75°, 90°, and 120°

    • Power source

    • Two AAA alkaline or NiMH batteries

    • Flash-ready light

    • Charging complete: LightsWarning: Blinks

    • Flash duration

    • Lights for about 1/1650 s when fired at full power

    • Battery endurance and flash recycling time *1

    • Alkaline : Approx. 4.0 s (minimum recycling time *2), 70 or more uses / 4.0 – 30 s (endurance *3 / recycling time *2)NiMH : Approx. 3.5 s (minimum recycling time *2), 110 or more uses / 3.5 – 30 s (endurance *3 / recycling time *2)

    • Mounting foot lock lever

    • Locking pin prevents accidental detachment

    • Other options

    • Thermal cut-out, firmware update *4

    • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • Approx. 57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm (2.3 x 2.6 x 2.5 in.)

    • Weight

    • Approx. 120 g (4.2 oz), including two AAA alkaline batteriesApprox. 97 g (3.4 oz), body only

    • Supplied accessories

    • Soft Case SS-DC1