Speedlite Flash

Canon Speedlite EL-5 Specifications

Specifications

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    Guide number 60m

    Light up distant subjects and large groups

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    Fast 0.1-1.2 sec recycle times

    Up to approx. 85* full power flashes in a burst

    * Using a fully charged LP-EL battery under Canon testing conditions. Continuous flash count at full output until flash firing restriction Level 1.

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    Multi-Function foot interface

    Reliable, fast communication with increased functionality

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    Rechargeable Li-ion battery

    Up to approx. 350* shots at full power

    * Using a fully charged LP-EL battery under Canon testing conditions. Continuous flash count at full output until flash firing restriction Level 1.

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    Wide range of power levels

    From full to 1/1024* power, for maximum flexibility

    * Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync.

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    Built-in LED modelling light

    With 5 brightness levels

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    Accurate battery level indicator

    So you’ll know when to replace or recharge a battery

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    Weather-resistant construction

    Work confidently in poor conditions

Specifications in detail

Power

  • Guide Number (ISO100) Meters
    60 (200mm)

Zoom

  • Zoom Head
    Auto/Manual
  • Focal Length Coverage
    24-200mm
  • Coverage with Wide Panel
    14mm
  • Auto Zoom for Sensor Size
    Yes

Mounting Foot

  • Foot Type
    Multi-Function Foot (Gold plated terminals)1

Flash Modes

  • Auto Exposure Control
    E-TTL II / E-TTL
  • High Speed Sync (FP)
    Yes
  • Manual / Output Settings
    Yes - 1/1 to 1/1024 2
  • Manual Steps
    1/3-stops
  • Continuous Flashes in a Burst
    Maximum at full power: Approx. 85 3
  • Strobe / Output Settings
    Yes - 1/4 - 1/1024
  • Stroboscopic Frequency
    1 - 500Hz

Flash-Related Function

  • FE Lock
    Yes
  • FE Memory
    Yes
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
    ±3 stops
  • Flash Exposure Bracketing
    ±3 stops
  • Second-Curtain Flash Sync
    Yes (including wireless)4
  • Modelling Flash
    No (supported as off-camera receiver unit only) 5
  • Modelling Lamp
    Yes, 2 x White LED
    (user selectable duration and 5 brightness levels)
  • Colour Temperature Info Communication
    Yes

Wireless Flash

  • Transmitter
    Yes
  • Transmission Type
    Radio only
  • Transmitter Range
    30m (approx.)6
  • Receiver
    Yes
  • Max. Number of Transmitters / Receivers
    15 / 15 (16 in total of any combination)
  • Number of Groups
    5 (A/B/C/D/E)
  • Number of Channels
    Auto, 1-15
  • Remote Shutter Release
    Yes

Flash Head Movement

  • Up
    45, 60, 75, 90, 120°
  • Down
  • Left
    60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180°
  • Right
    60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180°

AF Assist

  • AF-Assist Beam
    Dual white LED lamp7
  • Number of AF Points Supported
    n/a
  • AF-Assist Beam Type
    Approx. 0.6-10m

Power Source

  • Battery
    Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack LP-EL
  • Battery Level Indicator
    Yes - 5 levels / percentage
  • Minimum Recycling Time
    Approx. 0.1-1.2 sec8, 9
  • Number of Flashes (Fully Charged Battery)
    Approx. 350 (at full power)10
  • External Power Supply
    No

Construction

  • Dust and Water Resistance
    Yes
  • Active Cooling
    No - Enhanced passive cooling design

Miscellaneous

  • Custom Function
    11 x C.Fn / 8 x P.Fn
    (plus 3 x Custom Modes (C1, C2, C3))
  • Flash Settings from Camera Menus
    Yes - On-flash Menu Direct button11
  • External Flash Exposure Sensor
    No
  • PC Terminal
    No
  • Accessories (Included)
    Battery Pack LP-EL
    Speedlite Case
    Mini Stand
    Mounting foot cover
  • Accessories (Optional)
    Battery Charger LC-E6E
    Car Battery Charger CBC-E6
    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E10 (Multi-Function foot)
    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT (Ver.2) (Standard 5-pin foot)
    EX series Speedlites with radio receiver function

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    Approx. 80.2 x 139.9 x 123.3 mm
  • Weight
    Approx. 491g (body only)
  1. For use with compatible cameras with Canon's Multi-Function shoe, a firmware update may be required. Note, not all functions may be supported with all cameras (the EOS R5 C and camcorders with the Multi-Function shoe are not supported).
  2. Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync.
  3. Using a fully charged LP-EL battery under Canon testing conditions. Continuous flash count at full output until flash firing restriction Level 1.
  4. With compatible cameras/devices and not available with stroboscopic shooting.
  5. Modelling flash is available when being used as a receiver used both with other Speedlites featuring sender functionality and with cameras supporting modelling flash that are equipped with a conventional accessory shoe, such as the EOS-1D X Mark III. In this kind of arrangement, modelling flash can be activated from the camera (by using the DOF preview button).
  6. Without any obstructions between sender and receiver, and without external radio interference. Arrangement of units and other external factors may affect the range/performance.
  7. With compatible cameras, the Speedlite automatically adjusts the LED intensity depending on scene brightness. Automatically switches to intermittent mode if the internal temperature rises during LED AF-assist beam firing.
  8. Using a fully charged LP-EL battery under Canon testing conditions. Continuous flash count at full output until flash firing restriction Level 1.
  9. 1/1024 to 1/1 power charging time required for firing.
  10. Using a fully charged LP-EL battery under Canon testing conditions. Continuous flash count at full output until flash firing restriction Level 1.
  11. With compatible cameras.