The Speedlite 600EX-RT offers an expanded zoom range and a higher guide
number, plus a number of improvements over its predecessor in both
operation and feel. It features a new dot-matrix LCD panel for display
of all pertinent shooting information, backlit controls plus an internal
sound generator. Reliability is ensured with improved hot shoe
contacts, improved flash head durability and the most comprehensive dust
and water sealing system ever on a Canon Speedlite flash. A new color
filter holder helps maintain accurate color in a variety of ambient
New wireless multiple flash system using radio wave communication for enhanced control of up to five groups of flashes.
Speedlite 600EX-RT represents the next generation in wireless flash
systems. In addition to traditional optical wireless transmission, the
Speedlite 600EX-RT facilitates radio controlled, two-way wireless
transmission up to 98.4 feet, among up to 5 groups with a total of 15
individual Speedlites. Communicating on 2.4 GHz frequencies, the
Speedlite 600EX-RT does not have the same directional limitations of
traditional wireless optical transmitters. Where other wireless signals
can be interrupted by physical obstacles, radio controlled systems
excel. 15 transmission channels are available, selectable manually or
automatically, and radio transmission IDs can be set to prevent
misfiring in the event of signal interference on the same channel.
Zoom flash head covers wide range of 20-200mm; maximum Guide Number (197 ft./60m at ISO 100).
effective flash photography in more situations than previously possible
with a Speedlite flash, the Speedlite 600EX-RT has an improved guide
number of 197ft. (60m) at ISO 100. It offers 20mm to 200mm coverage, and
when the extendable wide panel is pulled out, flash coverage moves as
wide at 14mm. Plus, to maximize power and minimize energy consumption,
the Speedlite 600EX-RT can be directed to zoom in accordance with the
cameras image sensor size (full-frame, APS-H and APS-C).
construction, improved flash head durability, and exceptional dust and
weather resistance for reliable operation.
The Speedlite 600EX-RT is
the most rugged, durable and reliable Speedlite in the Canon arsenal
with construction on par with high-end Canon DSLRs. The flash head is
more rugged and durable than its predecessor and a redesigned hot shoe
contact ensures seamless communication. Dust and water resistance has
been improved significantly as well: all moving parts and areas
surrounding the flashes display and buttons are sealed for uninterrupted
performance in harsh conditions. A new dust and water resistant adapter
for the mounting foot creates a dust and water resistant seal between
camera and flash.
AF Assist Beam compatible with Canon's new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF.
in conjunction with EOS SLR's, the Speedlite 600EX-RT automatically
provides illumination using its built-in AF assist beam. This means more
accurate AF, faster, even in dark or low contrast situations, with all
lenses 28mm or longer. Compatible with the AF frame of all EOS cameras,
the Speedlite 600EX-RT even works perfectly with the 61-Point High
Density Reticular AF found in the EOS-1D X and the EOS 5D Mark III.
Dot matrix LCD panel and backlit button provide easy visibility.
significant upgrade over previous flashes, the Speedlite 600EX-RT
features an all-new dot matrix LCD panel (172 x 104 dots). This new LCD
displays Flash status, wireless configuration and all flash settings
with more detailed information in comparison to previous systems. With
its new screen combined with backlit operation buttons, the Speedlite
600EX-RT is as easy to operate in the dark as in daylight.
Color filter holder for attaching Canon and third-party color gelatin filters.
ensure consistent color in both the foreground and background of an
image, the Speedlite 600EX-RT features a new color filter holder. By
placing a color filter over the front of the flash head, the color
temperature of the flash can be made to match that of the ambient light.
Color information and light output decrease can be transmitted from the
Speedlite 600EX-RT to the camera for proper white balance and exposure.
18 Custom Functions and 7 Personal Functions for creative flexibility.
accommodate any number of shooting styles, the Speedlite 600EX-RT has
18 custom functions for the ultimate in flexibility. Options include
Flash exposure bracketing controls, modeling flash, test firing
controls, AF assist control, power and energy saving features, beep and
much, much more. Personal functions, like LCD panel illumination color
and Master/Slave configurations are also easily set on the Speedlite
Full swivel, 180? in either direction.
Speedlite 600EX-RT's flash head is designed for easy bounce flash, in
any direction. The head can be angled 90? up, 7? down and can rotate
180? left and right. A bounce lock with release button helps things stay
in place. Additionally, when the flash head is positioned front and up
90?, the Speedlite 600EX-RT features a catch light panel to create catch
light in the eyes of the subject for a more expressive look.
E-TTL II/E-TTL Autoflash EOS DSLR
The maximum Guide No. is approximately 196.9 ft./60m at ISO 100
varies from approximately 85.3 ft./26m to 196.9 ft. /60m according to
the flash coverage (20 to 200 mm).
When the extendable wide panel is pulled out, the flash coverage is 14 mm and the Guide No. is approximately 15/49.2
Number of Flashes
Approx. 100 - 700 flashes (with size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries)
Normal flash: Approx. 0.1 - 5.5 sec.
Quick flash: Approx. 0.1 - 3.3 sec.
- With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries
- Flash-ready state indicated by beep sound
Effective flash range at ISO 100
* The flash shooting range can be calculated using the equation "Guide No. ? set aperture value".
*Rounded off to the first decimal place.
High-speed Sync (at 1/250 sec.)
AF Assist Beam
System: Near-infrared light pattern projection method
Linkable AF Points: Supports 1 to 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
Supported focal length:
- EF Lens: 28mm or greater
- EF-S Lens: 18mm or greater
Effective Range (Approx.):
At Center: 2.0 - 32.8 ft. / 0.6 - 10 m
Periphery: 2.0 - 16.4 ft. / 0.6 - 5 m
Four AA-size/LR6 alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH or Lithium Batteries
External Power Source
Compact Battery Pack CP-E4
Approx. 3.1 (W) x 5.6 (H) x 4.9 (D) in. / 79.7 (W) x 142.9 (H) x 124.5 (D) mm
*Excluding color filter holder
Approx. 15.0 oz / 425 g