You will adjust your photograph by choosing the right flashgun for your camera. Hotshoe flashguns, alternatively referred to as strobes or speedlights, do not simply illuminate dark areas – they can also freeze motion, flatter plot objects and do much more.
But which one do you have to choose? Many flashguns are manufactured by many different suppliers, from your famous names to third-party manufacturers that offer very capable units at a really affordable price. The main point is that all of the flashguns are “dedicated,” designed to interact and operate with some camera brands.
You should not have any trouble getting a Nikon flash working with your Nikon camera, or a Canon flash with a Canon, but flashguns with a brand are typically more costly, which is why there is also an immense demand for third-party flashguns that can work with a variety of different brands of camera.
10 Best Camera Flash 2021
1. Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
3 used from $359.99
- Improved performance of continuous flash by approx. 1.1 to 1.5x for fast firing (up to 2.0x if used with optional Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N)
- Wireless flash shooting support is available for both radio and optical transmission, offering users greater functional range when using a flash
- Multiple flash system allows control of up to five groups of flashes;Approx. 100 to 700 flashes
- Power Source:Four AA size/LR6 alkaline or AA/HR6 Ni-MH batteries
2. Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash
7 used from $229.99
- Compact body for space efficiency and style
- Zoom flash head covers a range of 24-105mm; maximum guide number 141ft./43m at ISO 100
- Convenient controls include a built-in Catch light Panel to help enhance the subject's facial expression, Dot-matrix LCD and Multi Dial that help provide smooth operation and use
- Recycling Time: Approx. 0.1 to 3.7 seconds (AA-size Alkaline Batteries)/0.1 to 2 seconds (AA-size Ni-MH batteries)
3. Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI, Auto Intelligent Flash Photography
$249.95 in stock
8 used from $234.00
- World's first flash equipped with an Ai bounce function*
- Ai. B full-auto mode and AI. B semi-auto mode settings.
- Maximum guide number of 47 (154 ft. /47M) at is 100.
- A assist Beam emission in low-light scenes.
- "Zoom flash head range of 24 105mm**. flash exposure adjustment range of &plasmin; 3 Stops in 1/3 or 1/2 step. Broad bounce angle range of 0 120° upwards, 180° to the left and 180° to the right. Optical receiver mode for Off-Camera triggering. Charge status Indicated in LCD panel. Mini stand and new bounce Adapter Accessories included. "
4. Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight
14 used from $415.95
- Radio Control Advanced Wireless Lighting
- Cooling System for 100 Consecutive Shots
- Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
- Guide Number: 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm
- Zoom Range: 24-200mm (14mm with Panel)
5. Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight Flash
17 used from $221.97
- Portable, Versatile Speedlight Unit
- Nikon's Precision i-TTL Flash Control
- Complete Flash Head Positioning Freedom
- Hot Shoe and Wireless Operation
- Wireless Flash Control
6. Hahnel Modus 600RT Wireless Speedlight
- Hahnel MODUS 600RT Wireless Speedlight - Li-ion Battery Pack - Battery Charger - Charger Power Cable - Mini Stand - Protection Case - Instruction Manual - Hahnel Warranty
- Powered by an Extreme Li-Ion Battery
- Speed!! Fast recycle time of 1.5 sec (4x faster than AA battery power)
- Up to 600 shots at full power
- Up to 1000 shots at 1/2 power
7. YONGNUO YN560 IV Wireless Flash Speedlite Master + Slave Flash
- YN560 IV=YN560III+YN560-TX, Supports Wireless Master Function.
- Supports Wireless Slave Function, fully supports YN560-TX, RF-603 II RF-602 Wireless Transmitter.
- Supports Multiple Trigger Synchronous Mode. Endure the battery is fully changed.
- Supports setting save automatically, custom settings ( fan ). Verify the flash light setting
- Supports ultra-fast charging recycle system, external power supply. Check the remote control settings before use
8. Nissin ND700AK-S DI700 Air and Air 1 Kit
2 used from $159.00
- Stylish design with enhanced user experience
- Focal Length range coverage of 24-200mm
- Professional flash head design
- GN54(200mm)/ GN28(35mm)*ISO100
- E-TTL/E-TTL II(Cannon) / i-TTL(Nikon)/ADI/P-TTL(Sony)
9. Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite
1 used from $39.99
- Vertical Rotation Angle: 0~90 degrees, Horizontal Rotation Angle: 0~270 degrees; Note: Don't support TTL and the camera menu setting Function
- Compatible with for Canon Nikon Panasonic Olympus Pentax Fijifilm and Sony with Mi Hot Shoe cameras，like a9 a7 a7II a7III a7R III a7RII a7SII a6000 a6300 a6500 (NOT compatible with Canon EOS Rebel SL3/250D，Rebel T7/1500D 2000D，Rebel T100/3000D 4000D）
- Power Management: Switch to the ON, the flash will start charging (the charging indicator is dim)
- For a test flash, press the test button. After use, press the ON/OFF to OFF to power off.
- Red charging indicator lamp flickers in every 1s; it indicates low battery; The flash unit has 8 steps of power output control which indicated by 8 pieces of LED
10. Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 Digital Flash
1 used from $109.99
- Secondary reflector with 3 light output ratios ^Easy operating concept ^Illuminable dot-matrix display ^Motor zoom for 24 - 105 mm illumination ^Integrated wide-angle diffuser for 12 mm illum, 24 - 200mm Automatic Zoom
11. Nissin i40 four thirds
- Compatible with Four Thirds TTL
- Zoom Range: 24-105mm (16mm with Panel)
- Guide Number: 131' at ISO 100 and 105mm
- Color: Black
12. Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash
$89.99 in stock
1 used from $89.99
- Built-In Odin
- Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
- Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel)
- Wireless Master/Slave TTL Functionality
13. Sigma EF-610 DG ST Electronic Flash
$139.00 in stock
3 used from $49.99
- Not compatible with mirrorless camera
- Is the most powerful one yet, now offering a Guide number of 61 which translates into 61/m (200/ft)
- designed to work with the latest TTL auto exposure systems of all the most popular digital and film SLR cameras
- The auto zoom function automatically sets the optimum illumination angle in accordance with the lens' focal length in a range from 24mm to 105mm
- Sigma EF-610 DG ST Electronic Flash