• World-first AI Bounce technology
• Easy to use with Full-Auto and Semi-Auto modes
• Rotatable through 180º to right and left
• Tiltable upwards by 120º
• Guide Number 47 (m, ISO 100)
• Wide flash coverage 24 to 105mm
• Wireless Optical Receiver
• Large LCD and intuitive user interface
• 5.5 second recharge, plus high-speed function
Pricing and Availability:
The Speedlite 470EX-AI is available from March 2018 for £519.99
Auto Intellgent (AI) Bounce function is a relvolutionary new techonology that calculates and manoeuvres the flash head position automatically, based on a test flash shot which calculates the perfect angle for natural, flattering illumination. The full-auto mode carefully manipulates the flash head for every new shot, eliminating unwanted shooting complications. It also removes the time needed to evaluate the shot and reposition the flash head manually.
CANON PRESS RELEASE
26 February 2018
The world’s first flash equipped with AI Bounce – the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI creates unrivalled illumination
Canon today launches the world's first flash equipped with AI Bounce – a new Auto Intelligent (AI) function that takes the fuss and uncertainty out of flash photography. This revolutionary new technology intelligently calculates and manoeuvres the flash head position automatically to create optimum lighting for outstanding images. From photo enthusiasts learning how to use flash, to professionals looking for straightforward shooting, the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI is a must-have for photographers.
Accomplished portrait, lifestyle and wedding photographer Jo Thorne used the flash whilst it was in development. Commenting on her experience, “Having used the Speedlite 470EX-AI on a few different shoots recently, the results are exceptional - far exceeding my expectations. The Speedlite 470EX-AI’s set-up efficiency means I’m able to capture more in-action moments, which cuts down my post-production time and gives me an abundance of more images to choose from. Using this flash has reignited my love of light, something that can add immense value to an image.”
Revolutionary flash innovation – AI Bounce
The AI Bounce function automates bounce photography within the flash. This never-before-seen innovation uses a test flash to calculate the perfect angle for natural, flattering illumination, whilst automatically moving the motorised flash head into the optimum position for perfect lighting. The full-auto mode carefully manipulates the flash head for every new shot, eliminating unwanted shooting complications. It also removes the time needed to evaluate the shot and reposition the flash head manually. As a result, photographers of all levels can confidently and quickly use the flash, reassured that the Speedlite 470EX-AI can help deliver consistently beautiful images.
For those with greater experience in flash photography, the semi-auto mode allows the user to set the bounce flash angle for different shooting scenarios. The Speedlite 470EX-AI then automatically adjusts the flash head for different camera orientations. This pioneering technology enhances the opportunity for photographers to be creative with their lighting, whilst achieving consistency in every shot. This is crucial for portrait photographers who regularly alternate between landscape and portrait.
Powerful and reliable
The Speedlite 470EX-AI harnesses the power and reliability of Canon’s flash technology to deliver incredible illumination for diverse lighting scenarios. The revolutionary flash has a Guide No of 47m to create robust lighting over broader distances; great for shooting in large venues or in complex shooting scenarios, where all subjects need to beautifully lit. The impressive wide lens coverage - from 24mm to 105mm - and 14mm possible with the built-in adaptor, provides a flash distribution extensive enough to illuminate shots captured with a wide-angle lens. This is a particularly beneficial feature for wedding photographers who need to capture group shots.
Even the most spontaneous moments can be captured with natural looking lighting, as the Speedlite 470EX-AI recharges rapidly and silently in 5.5 seconds to full power with 4 AA/LR6 batteries, or 3.5 seconds with rechargeable NiMH batteries. This is first-class when swiftly capturing consecutive shots, such as during weddings or parties. The Speedlite 470EX-AI features a high-speed sync function, which enables the flash to be fired several times in rapid succession and thus uses a higher shutter speed than normally possible. This is particularly useful for action shots, or to create a darkened or blurred background for stand-out images.
Satisfy your creativity, extend your control
By rotating the flash head 180 degrees left and right, plus 120 degrees upwards, the AI Bounce flash function enables photographers to adapt to different environments and remove unwanted shadows. The bounce adaptor can be clipped onto the Speedlite 470EX-AI to deliver softer illumination, allowing for much more radiant portrait shots. With this level of control over the flash, photographers can focus on capturing high-quality, well-lit imagery that consistently delivers unrivalled results.
With 19 custom functions, the Speedlite 470EX-AI offers complete creative control as the photographer can personalise the settings in pursuance of capturing beautiful and unique shots. The wireless optical receiver function allows the flash to be used at distances of up to 10m away from the camera. With a built in Speedlite transmitter function or Speedlite with Optical transmitter, further creative capturing is enabled via experimenting with varying lighting scenarios. This is perfect for photographers aiming to develop and create their own lighting style. The dot-matrix LCD panel provides an intuitive interface, guiding photographers to easily navigate the flash settings and select how diffused or concentrated the light is via priority settings. To achieve maximum flash output, shortcut buttons and a control wheel provide fast access to settings, delivering a creative fall-off effect and an even distribution of light across the whole image.
Guide No.: 47 ( ISO 100 in metres)
Zoom head: YES
Flash coverage: 24 - 105mm (14mm with wide panel)
Auto zoom for sensor size: YES
Exposure control type: E-TTL II/E-TTL/TTL autoflash, manual flash
High-speed sync: YES
Manual / output settings: YES - 1/1 - 1/128
Manual steps: 1/3 step
FE lock: YES
Flash exposure compensation: YES
Flash exposure bracketing: YES
Second-curtain flash sync.: YES
Modelling flash: YES
Colour temperature ino communication: YES
Transmission type: Infra-red
Transmitter max. range (approx): Indoors: 10m; Outdoors 6m/10m
No. of groups: 3
No. of channels: 4
FLASH HEAD MOVEMENT
AI Bounce: YES (AI Bounce full auto, AI Bounce semi auto)
AF-assist beam: YES
Number of AF points supported: 1-16 (28mm or longer focal length)
AF-assist beam type: Infra-red / flash strobe
Battery: 4 x AA batteries
Minimum recycling time: Approx. 5.5 seconds
External power supply: -
Dust- and water-resistant: NO
Mounting foot material: Metal
Custom function: 10 (24 options) + 9 personal functions
Flash settings from camera menus: YES (compatible cameras only)
External flash exposure sensor: NO
PC terminal: NO
Compatible accessories: Bounce adapter SBA-E4, Off-camera shoe cord OC-E3, EX-series Speedlite or camera with optical sender function
Dedicated flash bracket: NO
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Size (w x h x d): 74.6 x 130.4 x 105.1mm
Weight (excl. batteries): 385g
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated. Subject to change without notice. E&OE.
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