Nikon 1 SB-N5 Speedlight

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Release Date : 21 September 2011
Price : $ 169.95
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Key features

  • Ultra-portable
  • No batteries required powered via the camera
  • i-TTL compatible flash

When you need more light, or are looking to add a creative touch to illumination, use the new Nikon 1 Speedlight. Plug this compact i-TTL compatible flash unit into the Nikon 1 V1 camera’s multi-accessory hot shoe. Angle the flash up, down, left or right and bounce light to precise advantage. The flash can double as a continuous light source illuminating for six seconds during both Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector modes. Extra batteries not required—the camera powers the SB-N5 Speedlight.

If you’re working in less than adequate light while creating a Motion Snapshot or using Smart Photo Selector, attach the Speedlight and keep everything exposed properly. The SB-N5 Speedlight steps up to serve as a continuous light source for up to six seconds.

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Electronic constructionAutomatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Supported camerasInterchangeable lens format cameras with multi accessory ports
Guide number (20 °C/68 °F8.5/27.9 (ISO 100, m/ft), 12/39.4 (ISO 200, m/ft)
Effective flash range (i-TTL)0.6 m to 20 m/2 ft to 66 ft (varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle, and aperture)
Supported flash control modesi-TTL, manual
i-TTL, manualSupported flash control modes
Options available using camera controls●Flash mode: Fill flash (front-curtain sync), front-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, and rear-curtain with slow sync ●Flash control mode: i-TTL, manual ●Falas compensation
Bounce angleVertical : Flash can be rotated up 90° from horizontal with stops where the flas is pointing directly ahead and at 60°, 75°,and 90° Horizontal: 180° right to 180° left, with stops where the flash is pointing directly ahead and at 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°
Device on/offPower switch used to turn SB-N5 on and off
Flash status indicatorLights when charging is completeWarning indicator: Blinks (see the camera Reference Manual for more information
Capture illuminatorWhen SB-N5 is used with compatible cameras, lights for about six seconds during buffering in Smart Photo Selector and Motion Snapshot modes
Capture-illuminator status indicatorLights to show that capture illuminator can be used
Flash durationLights for about 1/4000 s when fired at full power
Other optionsThermal cut-out Firmware can be updated from camera
Dimensions (W × H × D)Approx. 50 × 70.5 × 40.5 mm/2.0 × 2.8 × 1.6 in.
WeightApprox. 70 g/2.5 oz (SB-N5 only)
Supplied accessoriesSoft case SS-N5, Mounting foot cover BS-N2000