ersatile I-TTL (intelligent TTL) Speedlight compatible with FX and DX format SLRs, and the Nikon Creative Lighting System.
Multi-step power-zoom: covers a wide 24-120mm angle of view.
Intuitive operation: the large, easy-to-read LCD screen and conveniently placed controls make it easy to adjust settings.
Guide number: 25(EVEN)/28 (STD)/30 (CW) (FX-format, ISO 100, m, at 35mm). Maximum guide number: 38 (STD, FX-format, ISO 100, m, at 120mm).
Centre-weighted, Even and Standard illumination patterns can be selected to match the shooting situation at hand.
High-speed recycling time: approx. 2.5 seconds when using NiMH or alkaline batteries and approx. 3.5 seconds with lithium batteries.
A:B mode for quick wireless control: allows control of the light ratios of A and B group Speedlight units.
Firmware can be upgraded via the storage media in the attached camera.
Automatic thermal protection system: warns of excessive heat build up during high intensity firing and delays recycling time if necessary.
Automatic filter detection: Speedlight automatically adjusts the attached camera’s color temperature settings according to the color of the filter being used.
AF-Assist illumination: covers focal length of 24-135mm*. Compatible with Multi-CAM3500 AF sensors.
Commander Function Yes
Remote Function Yes
Guide Number 28 m/92 ft. (at ISO 100, 35mm zoom head position, in FX format, standard illumination pattern, 20°C/68°F) to 39 m/128 ft. (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 Distance-priority manual flash
i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with CLS compatible cameras
Manual Flash (with Nikon Creative Lighting System digital and 35mm SLR cameras)
Lens Coverage 14-120mm (DX-format)
24 to 120mm (FX-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
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
2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (2600 mAh) batteries
2.5 sec. (approx.) with NiMH (eneloop) batteries
3.5 sec. (approx.) with Lithium (1.5V) 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 Front
Flash Compensation -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV steps in i-TTL mode
Custom Setting AF-Assist Illumination
Flash Compensation Steps in Manual Flash Mode
FX/DX Format Selection
LCD Panel Contrast
Remote Flash Unit Settings
Reset Custom Setting
Unit or Measuring Distance
Version of Firmware
Minimum Number of Flashes / Recycling Time 160/2.5–30 sec. (1.5V AA Alkaline)
230/2.5–30 sec. (1.5V Evolta)
260/2.5–30 sec. (2600 mAh NiMH)
230/2.5–30 sec. (Ni-MH (eneloop))
330/3.5–30 sec. (1.5V Lithium)
Wireless Flash Modes Master
Quick Wireless Mode: A:B
Wireless Communication Channels Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Channels
Wireless Groups Two: A, B
Other Functions Firmware update
Dimensions 2.8 x 5.0 x 4.1 in. (71.0 x 126.0 x 104.5 mm) (Approx.)
Weight (Approx. without batteries) 12.7 oz. (360 g)