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Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash (New)


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Product Overview

High performance versatile speedlight brings simplicity to on-camera, remote, and multiple flash photography.

Key Features:

  • Portable, Versatile Speedlight Unit. i-TTL Speedlight optimized for use with Nikon's Creative Lighting System (CLS).
  • Nikon’s Precision i-TTL Flash Control. Delivers precise flash exposures and seamless fill-flash performance—even in challenging lighting situations.
  • Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom. Bounce 90°up and 7°down with 360° rotation elevates creative lighting freedom.
  • Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation. Use on-camera, as a wireless master, commander or remote light source.
  • Wireless Flash Control. Wireless Commander Mode controls up to 2 remote Speedlight groups and an unlimited number of compatible Speedlights. When used as a remote speedlight up to 3 Groups can be selected. Four wireless channel options help manage wireless conflicts in multi-photographer environments.
  • Versatile Auto Power Zoom Coverage. Smoothly covers lenses as wide as 24mm and up to 120mm in FX-format.
  • Choose From 3 Light Distribution Patterns.  Using the simple slider switch on the back of the SB-700, you can optimize light quality by selecting Standard for general illumination, Center-weighted for portraits or Even, for groups or interiors.
  • Streamlined Controls and Menus. Convenient Rotary Select Dial sets key functions quickly and a prominent Master and Remote control switch simplifies wireless operation.
  • Flash Tube Overheat Protection. To prevent overheating, flash recycle time increases when SB-700 detects heat build-up.
  • Color Filter Identification. Automatically identifies mounted hard type color filters and adjusts camera white-balance.* *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Automatic Format Identification. Automatically senses the FX or DX-format camera in use and optimizes light distribution.
  • Flash Value (FV) Lock. Locks in a specific flash output on the main subject, regardless of aperture, composition or the lens’ zoom position.* *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Firmware Updating. Allows uploading of performance enhancement developments.* *With select Nikon digital SLRs
  • Drip-Proof Mounting Foot Cover (Water Guard)*.  Provides enhanced moisture protection. *Optional


  • Commander Function
  • Remote Function
  • Guide Number
    28m/92ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) to 39m/128ft. (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
  • Flash Exposure Control
    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
  • Lens Coverage
    24 to 120mm (FX-Format)
    14-120mm (DX-format)
  • Illumination pattern
    The light distribution angle is automatically adjusted to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats
  • Other Available Functions
    Test Firing
    Monitor Pre-flashes
    AF-assist illuminator
    Modeling illuminator
  • Bounce Function (Tilt)
    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
  • Minimum Recycling Time
    2.5 sec. (approx.) with AA-size Alkaline (1.5V) batteries
    2.5 sec. (approx.) with Evolta (1.5V) batteries
    3.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) batteries
    2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (2600 mAh) batteries
    2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (eneloop) batteries
  • Flash Duration
    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
  • Power ON/OFF
    Rotate the power switch/wireless mode switch for multiple flash units to turn the SB-700 on or off
    Standby function can also be set
  • Required Power Source
    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
  • Flash-ready Indicator
    Blinks: insufficient flash output for correct exposure (in i-TTL or distance-priority manual flash mode)
    Lights up: recycled and ready to fire.
  • Ready Light
  • Flash Compensation
    -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL mode
  • Custom Setting
    Sound Monitor
    Standby function
    AF-Assist Illumination
    Color Filters
    Remote Flash Unit Settings
    LCD Panel Contrast
    FX/DX Format Selection
    Flash Compensation Steps in Manual Flash Mode
    Unit or Measuring Distance
    Version of Firmware
    Reset Custom Setting
  • Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time
    160/2.5–30 sec. (1.5V AA Alkaline)
    230/2.5–30 sec. (1.5V Evolta)
    230/2.5–30 sec. (Ni-MH (eneloop))
    330/3.5–30 sec. (1.5V Lithium)
    260/2.5–30 sec. (2600 mAh NiMH)
  • Wireless Flash Modes
    Quick wireless Mode: A:B
  • Wireless Communication Channels
    Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4Channels
  • Wireless Groups
    Two: A, B
  • Other Functions
    Thermal cut-out
    Firmware update
  • Dimensions
    2.8 × 5.0 × 4.1 in. (71.0 × 126.0 × 104.5mm) (Approx.)
  • Weight (Approx. without batteries)
    12.7 oz. (360g)
  • Supplied Accessories
    • AS-22 Speedlight Stand
    • SW-14H Nikon Diffusion Dome
    • SZ-3TN Incandescent Filter
    • SZ-3FL Fluorescent Filter
    • SS-700 Soft Case

*ESP (Estimated Selling Price) listed only as an estimate. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

**Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. 
***Refer to the product manual or the Compatible Lenses Specification for additional details.

Trade-ins are welcome!