Speedlite 320EX

introduced 2011

 

 

 

from Canon information February 2011

 

 

Canon announces the launch of the new Speedlite 320EX – a new addition to its leading EX Speedlite range. Designed for EOS Digital SLR (DSLR) owners who want to use creative lighting techniques to make their photography more engaging, the new model is ideal for experimenting with different lighting set-ups with off-camera support, allowing users to alter subject lighting and add ambiance to a scene.

 

 

The Speedlite 320EX is a compact, powerful and versatile flash for users of mid-level cameras who want to take more control over lighting. It is compatible with Canon’s distance-linked E-TTL II system, and can be used on-camera or as a slave unit controlled by a separate master unit or the Integrated Speedlite Transmitter of cameras such as the EOS 600D, 60D and 7D. Ideal for more creative home studio shooting or general use, the Speedlite 320EX adds a new dimension to portraits or still life shots.

 

 

Versatile and powerful performance

 

Offering additional functionality, the new Speedlite 320EX is the ideal flash unit for amateurs and professionals looking for a secondary flash, featuring the ability to light a scene when recording movies. An LED flash offers a guide number of 32 (m/ISO 100), as well as the ability to change the flash coverage from 24mm to 50mm by manually extending or retracting the flash head. The flash head can also be rotated for more flexible bounce flash shooting, creating a wider variety of lighting effects.

 

The Speedlite 320EX slave utility allows it to be controlled by a master unit via one of four selectable channels. Flash group A, B or C can also be selected, controlling the relative power of the flash and the resulting lighting effect. The Speedlite 320EX also features the Remote Release functionality allowing users to trigger their camera from the flash.

 

 

Video light

 

In a first for Canon Speedlite, the Speedlite 320EX features a Video Light function, complementing bodies with EOS Movie by enabling users to illuminate low light scenes continuously when capturing HD video. When using the Speedlite 320EX in combination with compatible cameras such as the EOS 1100D or 600D, Auto Light mode ensures that the LED light automatically turns on or off according to the ambient light of the scene when in Movie mode.

 

 

 

Key features of the Speedlite 320EX

 

• Guide Number 32 (m, ISO100)

• Compact lightweight design

• Bounce-and-swivel flash head, with 24mm and 50mm zoom settings

• Integrated LED video light

• Wireless slave for off-camera TTL flash

• Remote Release button

• Fast, silent recycling

 

 

 

Specification

 

POWER

Guide number 32 (ISO 100, metres)

 

ZOOM

Zoom head yes

Focal length coverage 24mm, 50mm

 

FLASH MODES

Auto exposure control E-TTL II / E-TTL

High speed sync (FP) yes

Manual yes; output settings 1/1 to 1/64

Manual steps 1/3 step

Video light yes

Video light power 75 lux

Video light colour temperature 4500 to 6500 K

 

FLASH-RELATED FUNCTIONS

FE lock yes

Flash exposure compensation yes

Flash exposure bracketing no

Second-curtain flash sync yes

Modelling flash yes

Colour temperature info communication yes

 

WIRELESS FLASH

Transmitter no

Slave yes

No. of groups 3

No. of channels 4

Remote shutter release yes

 

FLASH HEAD MOVEMENT

Tilt 0, 45, 75 and 90

Swivel left 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180

Swivel right 60, 75 and 90

 

AF ASSIST

AF assist beam yes

AF assist beam type flash strobe / LED

 

POWER SOURCE

Batteries 4x AA size

Minimum recycling time approx. 2.3 seconds after full discharge using alkaline batteries)

External power supply no

 

CONSTRUCTION

Dust and water resistance no

Mounting foot material metal

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES

Custom functions 4 (8 options)

Flash settings from camera menus yes (with compatible cameras only)

External flash exposure sensor no

PC terminal no

Compatible accessory Off-camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

Dedicated flash bracket no

 

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

Size (w x h x d) 70 x 115 x 78.4mm

Weight 275g (excluding batteries)

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