Nikon Speedlight SB-700

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Illuminate your entire scene, straight from your camera, with this Nikon Speedlight SB-700. It's i-TTL-optimized and great for any photographer on-the-go or in the studio, with or without a lighting setup.

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Electronic construction

Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry

Guide number
(23 °C/73.4 °F)

24/78.7 (ISO 100, m/ft)

Angle of illumination

Covers angle of view of 24mm lens (FX format) or 16mm lens (DX format)

Effective flash output distance range in i-TTL flash control

0.6 m to 20 m (2 ft to 65.6 ft); varies with ISO sensitivity and lens aperture

Flash control modes

  • i-TTL flash control
  • Manual flash control

Other available functions

Test firing, monitor pre-flashes, modeling flash

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

A number of flash operations are available with compatible cameras: i-TTL flash control, Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling flash, FV lock, Flash (LED Light) Colour Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync

Compatible cameras

  • Nikon digital SLR (Nikon FX/DX format) cameras (except D1 series and D100)
  • Nikon film SLR camera F6
  • COOLPIX cameras compatible with CLS (A, P7800, P7700, P7100, P7000, P6000)
  • COOLPIX cameras compatible with i-TTL flash control

Multiple flash-unit photography operation

Advanced Wireless Lighting (commander mode/remote mode)

Bounce capability

  • Flash head tilts up to 90° from 0° with click-stops at 0°, 60°, 75° and 90°
  • Flash head rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°

Flash duration (approx.)

1/1100 sec. at full power

LED light maximum output level

Approx. 100 lx at 1 m (3.2 ft), high power

LED light angle of illumination

Covers angle of view of 24mm lens (FX format) or 16mm lens (DX format)

Power ON/OFF

Power switch

Power source

Use 2 AA-size batteries of the same brand from any of the following types:

  • 1.5 V LR6 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
  • 1.2 V HR6 (AA-size) rechargeable Ni-MH batteries

For minimum number of flashes, recycling time and duration of continuous LED light emission for each battery type, see the user's manual

Flash-ready indicator

Fully recycled: lights up
Warning indication: flashes slowly

Mounting foot lock lever

Provides secure attachment of the SB-500 to camera’s accessory shoe using locking plate and locking pin to prevent unintentional detachment

Other functions

Thermal cut-out, firmware update

Cameras compatible with firmware updates

  • Nikon digital SLR (Nikon FX/DX format) cameras compatible with CLS (except D2 series, D200, D80, D70 series, D60, D50, D40 series)

Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 67 × 114.5 × 70.8 mm (2.7 × 4.6 × 2.8 in.)


Approx. 273 g (9.7 oz), including 2 AA-size alkaline batteries 
Approx. 226 g (8 oz), body only

Accessories supplied

Speedlight Stand AS-23, Soft Case SS-DC2

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Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain. Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a unit with fresh batteries operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).

1x Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight

1x SW-14H Diffusion Dome for SB-700 Flash

1x SZ-3TN Incandescent Filter for SB-700 Speedlight

1x SZ-3FL Fluorescent Filter for SB-700 Speedlight

1x AS-22 Speedlight Stand for SB-700 (Replacement)

1x SS-700 Soft Case for SB-700 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash

1x Limited One-Year Warranty

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