Speedlite EL-10: Your Gateway to Flash Photography - Canon Philippines

    Speedlite EL-10: Your Gateway to Flash Photography

    An affordable, beginner friendly Speedlite to take your photography to the next level

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    6 June 2024 - Canon today announced the Speedlite EL-10, an entry-level Speedlite compatible with the multi-function shoe on EOS R series cameras like the EOS R8, EOS R50, and EOS R6 Mark II. Lightweight with a powerful flash output (guide number: approx. 40) and a tiltable head for bounce flash photography and high-speed sync, it has ample features for users who are starting to discover flash photography.

    In addition, advanced features like radio transmission functions make the new Speedlite a viable option for users who are exploring multi-flash photography.

    “Having sufficient light makes a substantial difference to how a photo turns out at the end,” said Ichinomiya Takashi, Director of Regional ICB Sales & Marketing Division, Canon Singapore. "With the Speedlite EL-10, cherished moments can be illuminated and captured in the best light”.

    Take Better Lit Photos

    Photography is about capturing light. In situations where ambient light is limited, a Speedlite outshines a built-in flash in terms of both power and functionality.

    With its guide number of approximately 40[1] and coverage from 24mm to 105mm (14mm with wide panel), the Speedlite EL-10 is far more powerful than a built-in flash[MC1] [JL2] . Users can take well-lit shots even of distant subjects which is perfect for handheld night portraits and capturing background scenery.[1] At ISO 100 and 105mm flash coverage [MC1]Does this phrase need to be substantiated? How far powerful is powerful? Is there a comparison done? [JL2]There’s no need to substantiate as external flash will always be more powerful than a built-in flash. The guide number 40 itself is a measurement of how strong the flash is. Built-in flash has single digit guide numbers - R50 has GN of 6.

    For situations where a direct flash is too harsh, its flash head can be tilted up to 90° upwards, 150° left, and 180° right. This provides flexibility for bounce flash photography, in which the light from the flash is fired at and bounced off a surface to diffuse it and produce more natural results.

    The Speedlite EL-10 is also equipped with a High Speed Sync function, which enables the flash to be fired when using shutter speeds faster than the normal flash sync speed (around 1/200 to 1/250 sec on most cameras). In addition to freezing action, this also lets users using the flash as a fill light for backlit portraits to take full advantage of their wide aperture lenses. Users can now open up their aperture and achieve beautiful background bokeh without the background being overexposed.

    When shooting continuously with the Speedlite, users can enjoy smooth and fast-paced firing. If shooting at full power, up to approximately 55 continuous flashes can be fired with a recycling time of approximately 2.5 seconds[1]. This is possible due to improved circuit board heat dissipation.[1] At flash coverage 50 to 105mm and using new AA/LR6 batteries.

    Equipped with Advanced Functions

    Besides fundamental features, the Speedlite EL-10 incorporates advanced functions similar to its more advanced counterparts like the Speedlite EL-5:

    • Precise output control

    It is the first Canon Speedlite in its class capable of output as low as 1/1024, allowing the fine control required for subtle lighting and close-up shooting.

    [1] At ISO 100 and 105mm flash coverage[1] At flash coverage 50 to 105mm and using new AA/LR6 batteries

    • Off-camera shooting

    The Speedlite EL-10 supports radio transmission and can function as both sender and receiver during multi-flash shooting. As a sender, it can control up to five groups.

    • Wireless control via Camera Connect app

    Users can configure and adjust wireless flash settings, fire the flash, and check the image on their smart devices without touching their setup. This is ideal for self-portraits, shoots with limited crew, and setups with the gear in hard-to-reach places.

    • Seamless recall of frequently used settings

    Three custom flash mode slots (C1/C2/C3) let users store custom flash settings. These can be linked with the camera’s custom shooting modes for even easier access and seamless operability. The FE memory mode, which enables users to recall flash power settings used in E-TTL mode when switching to manual mode to make fine adjustments, can also now be accessed, and adjusted from the camera in addition to the flash. This results in a smoother workflow without taking one’s hands off the camera.

    Small, Light, and Convenient

    The Speedlite EL-10 is lightweight at approximately 287g (without batteries), around 40% lesser in weight when compared to its more advanced counterpart, the Speedlite EL-5. This makes it extra portable, especially when the Speedlite EL-10 is used on-camera. It is powered by four versatile AA batteries, which can be conveniently replaced when they run out.

    About Canon in the Philippines

    Canon is a multibillion-dollar company with one of the most extensive product lines of digital imaging devices. 2020 marks the company’s 35th consecutive year it has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and the 16th consecutive year it has been ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted. It continues to enrich lives through technological innovation.

    Guided by its commitment to its Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon provides total imaging solutions to improve personal and professional lives. The brand ranks as one of the top 20 brands in the region according to a 2018 study conducted by Campaign Asia-Pacific and Nielsen thanks to its strong reputation on performance and good corporate citizenship.

    Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. has offices spread across the Philippine archipelago supported by its vast network of authorized service centers. Recognitions and awards received include the Corporate Award and Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence for providing distinctive service to customers.

    Canon Marketing Philippines reaffirms its dedication to sustainability, integrating eco-friendly practices across all its operations and product lifecycle, striving for a greener future for generations to come.

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