The tiny SB-N5 Speedlight flash unit is the ideal piece of kit to have at hand if you want to control the direction of light.

It attaches to the camera’s multi-accessory port and can be rotated vertically or horizontally to bounce the flash off the ceiling or walls. A capture illuminator on the front of the unit provides extra light when using Motion Snapshot or Smart Photo Selector in the dark.

Key features

Ultra-portable: amazingly small, incredibly lightweight Speedlight flash unit.

The right light: lets you control the direction and quality of light and get creative with shots by ‘bouncing’ the flash off the ceiling or walls.

Flexible: can be rotated vertically or horizontally for natural-looking images with more depth and soft shadow.

Capture illuminator: supports use of Motion Snapshot or Smart Photo Selector. Provides additional light so you can use these groundbreaking features in the dark.

No batteries: powered via the camera.


Technical Specifications

Electronic constructionAutomatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Supported camerasInterchangeable lens format cameras with multi accessory ports
Guide number (20 °C/68 °F8.5/27.9 (ISO 100, m/ft), 12/39.4 (ISO 200, m/ft)
Effective flash range (i-TTL)0.6 m to 20 m/2 ft to 66 ft (varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle, and aperture)
Supported flash control modesi-TTL, manual
i-TTL, manualSupported flash control modes
Options available using camera controls●Flash mode: Fill flash (front-curtain sync), front-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, and rear-curtain with slow sync ●Flash control mode: i-TTL, manual ●Falas compensation
Bounce angleVertical : Flash can be rotated up 90° from horizontal with stops where the flas is pointing directly ahead and at 60°, 75°,and 90° Horizontal: 180° right to 180° left, with stops where the flash is pointing directly ahead and at 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°
Device on/offPower switch used to turn SB-N5 on and off
Flash status indicatorLights when charging is completeWarning indicator: Blinks (see the camera Reference Manual for more information
Capture illuminatorWhen SB-N5 is used with compatible cameras, lights for about six seconds during buffering in Smart Photo Selector and Motion Snapshot modes
Capture-illuminator status indicatorLights to show that capture illuminator can be used
Flash durationLights for about 1/4000 s when fired at full power
Other optionsThermal cut-out Firmware can be updated from camera
Dimensions (W × H × D)Approx. 50 × 70.5 × 40.5 mm/2.0 × 2.8 × 1.6 in.
WeightApprox. 70 g/2.5 oz (SB-N5 only)
Supplied accessoriesSoft case SS-N5, Mounting foot cover BS-N2000

*Specifications subject to change without notice.