Nikon has announced an entry-level Speedlight SB-300 Shoe Mount Flash. Nikon SB-300 AF Speedlight is a lightweight on-camera flash, designed for use with Nikon cameras with i-TTL support.
The new Nikon SB-300 Speedlight shoe mount flash weighs 120g (4.2oz) with its two AAA batteries installed. It has a guide number of 18 meters and can tilt upwards by as much as 120 degrees. The SB-300 covers 18mm with a DX-format camera, and 27mm with FX-format.
Nikon SB-300 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash Price
The Nikon SB-300 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash price is $149.00. The new Nikon SB-300 AF Speedlight is available to buy from the camera stores below. The Nikon SB-300 Speedlight shoe mount flash starts shipping from late August, 2013.
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Nikon SB-300 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash Features
The SB-300: Illuminate Creative Possibilities
The SB-300 Speedlight is small enough to fit comfortably into a shirt pocket yet it is built for the user looking to take flash photography to the next level. Providing more power and coverage than a built-in flash, the versatile and portable SB-300 is a simple and valuable lighting accessory compatible with both Nikon D-SLR and Advanced Performance COOLPIX cameras. This new Speedlight covers a wide-angle 18mm in DX-format and operates via simple on-camera controls, making it easy for beginner photographers to use light to their advantage.
The SB-300 tilts up 120 degrees, allowing for the use of creative bounce flash to soften shadows and diffuse the flash, resulting in more flattering portraits and even exposures. For additional convenience, the firmware is upgradable through supporting D-SLRs, and this Speedlight is powered by two AAA batteries. Additionally, the SB-300 features thermal cut-out protection to prevent overheating when capturing rapid flash images in succession.