Canon Announces Powerful New EL-1 Speedlite with Rechargeable Battery and EOS M50 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera; More Info at B&H


Photography News: Canon has released a powerful new Speedlite with a rechargeable battery, an LED modeling light and new Xenon bulb and EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless digital camera

B&H Photo is pleased to share that Canon has announced a new powerful on-camera flash unit with a Xenon bulb for consistent output and a rechargeable Li-ion battery that will enable up to 335 flashes per charge. Designed for professionals and advanced amateurs, the Canon Speedlite EL-1 provides a Guide Number of 197′ at ISO 100 and 200mm, which is comparable to that of the 600EX II-RT Speedlite.

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Canon EL1 Speedlite (Photo: Business Wire)

The new EL-1 has a range of 24-200mm with a fast recycling time of 0.1-0.9 seconds. It also features an LED Modeling Lamp with adjustable brightness and color temperature controls. With a fully charged battery, the modeling light will run for three hours and can be turned on and off by double-tapping the camera’s shutter button.

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Key Features

  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Radio Transmission

  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II

  • Guide Number: 197′ at ISO 100 and 200mm

  • Zoom Range: 24-200mm

This impressive flash unit brings with it an improved user interface with a new LCD panel, a menu system with simplified options and control layout, as well as a new joystick controller. Efficiency features such as an Active Cooling System and improved thermal management enable longer operation times and its power-output range, from 1/8192 to 1/1, provides versatile and power-saving settings when needed.

Built to be strong, the EL-1 offers the same dust and water resistance as Canon EOS-1D series cameras and features new high-durability glass flash tube. The flash head can swivel a full 180° with bounce up to