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Canon announces the entry level Speedlite 270E

The Canon Speedlite 270EX is a new compact, lightweight external flash option for Canon cameras including select Canon PowerShot models. The new 270EX uses two AA batteries and enables bounce flash shooting with four position steps from 0 degrees to 90 degrees. Like Canon's high-end Speedlite flash models, the 270EX allows you to control flash functions and input settings using the camera's LCD monitor. The flash also features a quick-lock mechanism and a metal mounting foot for secure and easy attachment and reliable contact...


All about the new Canon Speedlite 270ECanon announces the launch of the entry level Speedlite 270EX, an enhanced flash designed for EOS and PowerShot users. Replacing the popular Speedlite 220EX, the Speedlite 270EX is aimed at photographers wanting to expand their flash photography beyond the built in flash and those who want a small: pocketable flash unit to complement their EOS-1D or EOS 5D series.

The compact Speedlite 270EX builds on the success of its predecessor, with more power than usual for its class and size.
The Speedlite 270EX includes a host of new features not available with a built-in flash that push the boundaries for the entry level flash market.

These include the addition of a zoom head, ensuring efficient light distribution and bounce flash head, enabling light from the flash to bounce off a ceiling to produce pictures with more flattering lighting with softer tones and depth. Improved circuitry offers near silent recharging and enables similar recharging times as its predecessor, despite being powered by just 2 AA batteries.

Key Features include:

High power flash with a maximum guide number 27 m

Fast, silent recycle times

Manual flash output (settable via camera menus)

Speedlite controllable with compatible camera's menu

Zoom head

Bounce flash head

Additional information: All about the new Canon Speedlite 270E
March 25, 2009
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