Comparison: Nikon Speedlight SB-700 vs. Nikon Speedlight SB-600 review (bullet points)
This article lists the differences between the new Nikon's mid-range flash gun, Speedlight SB-700, and its predecessor. For a complete in-depth review please refer to our Nikon Speedlight SB-700 vs. SB-600 comparison.
- Three illumination patterns instead of one.
- Camera sensor size detection (FX/DX) for more efficient battery use.
- Tilt down flash head function.
- Full 360 degree rotation of the flash head instead of 270 degrees.
- Zoom is extended to 120mm (from 85mm).
- Built-in catchlight card.
- Bigger LCD screen.
- Better menu system (thanks to the dot-matrix LCD instead of a segment based one).
- Better ergonomics including the select dial, dedicated switches, and better layout.
- Master mode for wireless operations.
- SU-4 remote mode (optical slave).
- Extended manual power range: down to 1/128th of full power instead of 1/64th.
- Overheating protection.
- Distance priority flash mode.
- Firmware updates with compatible cameras.
- Two included hard plastic color correction filters and a Nikon diffusion dome.
- Slightly better battery compartment.
- 7% more powerful.
- 20% lighter.
- Metal thread in the included light stand.
- SB-700 does not allow manual switching between i-TTL and i-TTL BL modes.
- The flashes come with different carrying cases and light stands.
- SB-700 has 8 unique custom functions, whereas SB-600 has only 2.
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