Professional Flash

Canon Speedlite EL-1 Specifications

Specifications

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    Fast 0.1-0.9 sec1 recycle times

    Up to 170 full power flashes2 in a burst

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    Rechargeable Li-ion battery

    Up to 335 shots at full power

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    Guide number 60m4

    Light up distant subjects and large groups

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    Weather-resistant construction

    Work confidently in poor conditions

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    Wide range of power levels

    From full to 1/8192 power5, for maximum flexibility

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    Built-in LED modelling light

    With colour temperature and brightness controls

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    Active cooling system

    Shoot for longer without overheating

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    Accurate battery level indicator3

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

Specifications in detail

Power

  • Guide Number (ISO100) Meters
    60 (200mm)1

Zoom

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

Flash Modes

  • Auto Exposure Control
    E-TTL II / E-TTL
  • High Speed Sync (FP)
    Yes
  • Manual / Output Settings
    Yes - 1/1 to 1/81922
  • Manual Steps
    1/3-stops
  • Stroboscopic (MULTI) Flash
    Yes
  • Continuous Flashes in a Burst
    Maximum at full power: Approx. 1703
  • Strobe / Output Settings
    Yes - 1/4 - 1/8192 (1/128 for optical transmission)
  • Stroboscopic Frequency
    1 - 500Hz (199Hz using optical receiver function)

Flash-Related Function

  • FE Lock
    Yes
  • FE Memory
    Yes
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
    ±3 stops
  • Flash Exposure Bracketing
    ±3 stops
  • Second-Curtain Flash Sync
    Yes4
  • Modelling Flash
    Yes
  • Modelling Lamp
    2 x LED
    (duration, brightness and colour temperature user selectable)
  • Colour Temperature Info Communication
    Yes

Wireless Flash

  • Transmitter
    Yes
  • Transmission Type
    Optical / Radio
  • Transmitter Range
    Indoors: 0.7-15m / 30m (approx.)5
    Outdoors: 0.7-10m / 30m (approx.)6
  • Receiver
    Yes
  • Max. Number of Transmitters / Receivers
    Optical: Unlimited / Unlimited
    Radio: 15 / 15 (16 in total of any combination)
  • Number of Groups
    3 (A/B/C) / 5 (A/B/C/D/E)
  • Number of Channels
    4 / Auto, 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
    Yes
  • Number of AF Points Supported
    1 - 191
  • AF-Assist Beam Type
    Infra-red / Emitting small series of flashes

Power Source

  • Battery
    1 x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Level Indicator
    Yes7 - 5 levels / percentage
  • Minimum Recycling Time
    Approx. 0.1 - 0.9 sec8, 9
  • Number of Flashes (Fully Charged Battery)
    Approx. 335 (at full power) to 234510
  • External Power Supply
    Yes - optional Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N11

Construction

  • Dust and Water Resistance
    Yes
  • Active Cooling
    Yes - internal fan
  • Mounting Foot Material
    Metal

Miscellaneous

  • Custom Function
    14 (9 personal functions)
  • Flash Settings from Camera Menus
    Yes12
  • External Flash Exposure Sensor
    Yes
  • PC Terminal
    Yes
  • Accessories (Included)
    Battery Pack LP-EL
    Battery Charger LC-E6E
    Speedlites Case
    Mini Stand
    Bounce Adapter SBA-EL
    Colour Filter SCF-ELOR1
    Colour Filter SCF-ELOR2
  • Accessories (Optional)
    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT (radio)
    Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 (optical)
    EX series Speedlites with receiver function
    Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N
    Battery Magazine CPM-E4 (for use with CP-E4N)
    Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    84.4 x 149.0 x 136.4 mm
  • Weight
    572g (body only)
    687g (body + battery)
  1. Guide number 60 measured for meters at ISO 100 and 200mm zoom head setting.
  2. Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync or optical wireless transmission.
  3. At 23 degrees C, with the fan set to ON, and before reaching flash firing restriction Level 1, with no flash adapters fitted (bursts up to 160 full power flashes with the flash zoomed from 150-200mm).
  4. Shooting wirelessly (radio only) requires EL-1 as sender with a compatible camera.
  5. Without any obstructions between sender and receiver, and without external optical/radio interference. Arrangement of units and other external factors may affect the range/performance.
  6. Without any obstructions between sender and receiver, and without external optical/radio interference. Arrangement of units and other external factors may affect the range/performance.
  7. Indicates the remaining capacity of the internal battery only, not external power sources.
  8. 1/8192 to 1/1 power charging time required for firing.
  9. Attaching CP-E4N with Ni-MH batteries, reduces the recycle time to approx. 0.1-0.4sec and increases the number of full power flashes to approx. 680.
  10. Attaching CP-E4N with Ni-MH batteries, reduces the recycle time to approx. 0.1-0.4sec and increases the number of full power flashes to approx. 680.
  11. Attaching CP-E4N with Ni-MH batteries, reduces the recycle time to approx. 0.1-0.4sec and increases the number of full power flashes to approx. 680.
  12. With compatible cameras
  1. 1/8192 to 1/1 power charging time required for firing.
  2. At 23 degrees C, with the fan set to ON, and before reaching flash firing restriction Level 1, with no flash adapters fitted (bursts up to 160 full power flashes with the flash zoomed from 150-200mm)
  3. Indicates the remaining capacity of the internal battery only, not external power sources
  4. Guide number 60 measured for meters at ISO 100 and 200mm zoom head setting.
  5. Minimum flash output is 1/128 for high-speed sync or optical wireless transmission.