Small external flash for the X10 with tilt, swivel and 2 AA batteries?

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Prognathous Veteran Member • Posts: 9,041
Re: Small external flash alternative that uses no batteries (its own, that is . . .)

Billx08 wrote:

If your friend doesn't mind the design of Nikon's 1-Series cameras (early models relied more heavily on the menu than buttons and dials), the V1 has some advantages. It uses the SB-N5 external flash which is smaller than Fuji's EF-20, mainly because it uses no batteries. It is powered by the V1's battery which is much larger and much more powerful than the X10's tiny battery. Despite the large battery, the V1 is about the size of the X10, and the SB-N5 tilts and rotates a full 360 degrees. When introduced, the V1 was quite expensive, but since the recent introduction of the V2, its now available for a fraction of its original price, about $300. There's also no other camera smaller than a DSLR that can match its shooting and focusing speed for shooting fast moving children and pets. As a matter of fact, it's faster than all but the fastest, most expensive DSLRs, but unlike the DSLRs, it has a fast, high resolution EVF and shoots high res. videos very well. The 10-30mm kit lens has a focal length range that's equivalent to 27-81mm, and there's also a 30-110mm (81-297mm equivalent) lens that's sharp, small, and relatively inexpensive.

This is indeed a very interesting combination. I'll make sure to tell my friend about it.



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