Canon Speedlite EL-1
Specifications

Size (W x H x D), mm

84.4 x 149.0 x 136.4 mm

Weight, grams

572g (body only)
687g (body + battery)

Key specifications

Fast 0.1-0.9 sec8 recycle times

Always ready with up to 170 full power flashes3 in a burst

Rechargeable Li-ion battery

Consistent, reliable performance with up to 335 shots at full power

Guide number 60m1

Light up distant subjects and large groups

Weather-resistant construction

Work confidently in poor conditions

Active cooling system

Shoot for longer without overheating

Wide range of power levels

From full to 1/8192 power2, for maximum flexibility

Accurate battery level indicator7

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

Built-in LED modelling light

With colour temperature and brightness controls

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Specifications in detail

Power

Guide No. (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

Continuous shooting priority (CP) mode

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)

Wireless flash

Transmitter

Yes

Transmission type

Optical / Radio

Transmitter range (Optical / Radio)

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)

No of groups (Optical/Radio)

3 (A/B/C) / 5 (A/B/C/D/E)

No of channels (Optical/Radio)

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

No. of flashes (fully charge 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

Misc.

Custom Functions

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

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

Dimensions & weight

Size (W x H x D), mm

84.4 x 149.0 x 136.4 mm

Weight, grams

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