Nissin i600 Officially Announced in The USA

The Nissin i600 was prematurely announced via their international site, but now it is being fully announced with a US press release and video. The Nissin i600 should be available via B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama Soon. It will be priced well at $239.99.

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English Press Release Below:

Nissin Announces New i600 – Entry to Professional Advanced On-Camera Flash
New England Imaging Dist. (NEID), the North American distributor of Nissin Digital Products, in conjunction with Nissin Japan Limited, has introduced the new i600 Advanced On-Camera Flash with optical wireless. A simple-to-use, high-powered flash which has been designed for today’s smaller mirrorless cameras. The straightforward design allows any photographer, beginner or professional, to quickly begin using this flash. Models for Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Sony and Panasonic/Olympus will be available in early June 2019.

High Power Output – GN60 with Optical Wireless TTL mode
The i600 provides a high-power output of 60GN (at ISO 100, 200mm) in a portable compact design. Various slave settings offer flexible optical wireless flash combination with original camera flash systems.

Simple Operation Rotary Panel
There are two control dials: Mode set and EV set. A light will illuminate to indicate the position of the flash setting. The Mode dial which includes A, M, TTL, SF, SD and Optical wireless (A/B/C Group) can be adjusted. In addition, 9 steps of adjustment output reading is shown on the Power dial.

Focal Length Coverage – 24-200mm
Zoom range is adjustable from 24mm-200mm automatically. The flash is equipped with a built-in diffuser that gives a coverage of 16mm. User can extend and retract the Fill-in reflector (bounce card) even when a Soft Box is installed. (Soft Box purchased separately)

High-Speed Synchronization (HSS)

Supports up to 1/8,000 seconds shutter speed.

Product Information
Product name: Nissin i600

MSRP: $239.99

Release Date: May 13, 2019


Type For Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm and Four Thirds Systems
Guide no. (at ISO 100) GN60 (at 200mm zoom head position)
Focal length coverage 24mm – 200mm (16mm when using built-in diffuser)
Power source Four size-AA batteries
Recycling time 0.1- 5.5 seconds
Number of flashes (Approx.) 220- 1500 flashes
Flash Duration 1/800- 1/20,000 second
Color temperature 5,600K
Exposure control Canon: E-TTL II/ E-TTL

Nikon: iTTL

Sony: PTTL

Fujifilm: TTL

Four Third: TTL

Wireless mode Optical wireless TTL slave,

non-TTL Slave (SD, SF mode) (*4)

EV compensation on flash +/- 2EV in increments of 1/2 of EV
Bounce position Up: 0°- 90°

Left: 0°-180°, Right 0°-180°

Flash exposure control 1st & 2nd curtain synchronization, High speed synchronization, redeye reduction, slow synchronization (depends on camera), FE/ FV lock (set on camera)
AF-assist beam effective range 0.7- 5 meters (*5)
Operation panel 2 Selector dials (Function dial and Power dial)
Manual mode power ratio 1/256- 1/1
Mode Auto, Manual, SD, SF, Wireless with A, B, C Group (*4)
Dimensions 112(H) x 73(W) x 98(D)mm/ 4.4(H) x 2.9(W) x 3.6(D) inches
Weight 300g/ 10.8oz (*1)

The i600 specification and model design are subject to change before the release date without prior notice.

1:The weight calculation is without batteries
2:The maximum synchronization speed depends upon the camera model
3: Compatibility based on the system of original factory camera and flash
4:SD – Slave Digital (synchronizes to the pre-flash system. The master flash is to be set at TTL (E-TTL for Canon, i-TTL for Nikon and ADI/P-TTL for Sony) SF – Slave Film. synchronizes to the traditional single flash system. The master flash is to be set on manual mode. Studio lighting system synchronizes to this mode. This mode is also available for open flash, and for a standard flash in the market.
5:Some camera systems do not activate the AF assist beam. Please refer to the compatibility chart.

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