Canon Speedlite 600EX

Speedlite Flash

Speedlite 600EX

Canon Speedlite 600EX

A versatile flash, aimed at professional photographers.

A powerful flash gun for use both on and off the camera.


  • Guide number 60 (m, ISO 100, at 200mm)
  • Bounce-and-swivel control with 20-200mm zoom head
  • Integrated optical slave
  • White-balance correction filters
  • Fast, quiet recycling

Detailed Features

Fast, powerful operation

With a guide number of 60 (ISO 100, m), the Speedlite 600EX is powerful enough to light up large areas, even when light is bounced off walls and ceilings. Four AA/LR6 batteries provide silent recycling in as little as 0.1 sec.

Bounce, swivel and zoom functions

Direct the Speedlite 600EX’s flash head upwards or sideways to bounce flash off ceilings or walls, for a softer approach to portrait lighting. A zoom head allows the angle of coverage to match the lens in use, maximising flash efficiency

Multi-flash lighting

Use a large number of Speedlite 600EX units together for dramatic multi-flash photography – perfect when shooting large objects, interiors or portraits. Flashguns may be placed in one of three groups, which can be controlled individually or all together.

E-TTL II metering

Whether you use the Speedlite 600EX on camera or remotely, Canon’s E-TTL II flash metering will ensure accurate exposures every time.

Creative flash modes

High-speed flash sync enables the Speedlite 600EX to operate at any shutter speed – perfect for fill-in flash on sunny days. Or why not try second-curtain or stroboscopic flash for special lighting effects?

Professional features; intuitive design

The Speedlite 600EX enjoys the same degree of weatherproof sealing as Canon’s EOS-1D X professional DSLR, and a large illuminated dot matrix LCD display that provides quick and easy operation.

Product specification


Guide No. (ISO100).meters 60 (200mm)
Zoom head Yes
Focal length coverage 20-200mm
Coverage with wide panel 14mm
Auto zoom for sensor size Yes


Auto exposure control E-TTLII/E-TTL/TTL
High speed sync (FP) Yes
Manual / output settings Yes - 1/1-1/128
Manual steps 1/3 step
Strobe / output settings Yes - 1/4-1/128
Frequency 1-199Hz


FE lock Yes
Flash exposure compensation Yes
Flash exposure bracketing Yes
Second-curtain flash sync Yes
Modelling flash Yes
Colour temperature info communication Yes


Transmitter Yes
Transmission type Infra-red
Transmitter Max range approx. Indoors: 12-15m
Outdoors: 8-10m
Slave Yes
No. of groups
No. of channels 4


Up 45, 60, 75 and 90 °
Down 7 °
Left 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180 °
Right 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180 °


AF-assist beam Yes
Number of AF points supported 1 - 61
AF-assist beam type Infra-red


Battery 4 x AA batteries
Minimum recycling time* Approx. 3.3 sec
External power supply Yes - CP-E4


Dust and water resistance Yes
Mounting foot material Metal
Custom function 18 (5 personal functions)
Flash settings from camera menus** Yes
External flash exposure sensor Yes
PC terminal Yes
Compatible accessories Off-camera shoe cord OC-E3
Compact battery Pack CP-E4
EX Series Speedlite with Slave function
Color filter holder SCH-E1
Color filter SCF-E1
Dedicated flash bracket SB-E2


Size (W x H x D), mm 79.7x 142.9x 125.4¹
Weight (Excluding batteries), grams 425g
No. of groups ¹ As default only flash in group C are triggered wireless, set C.Fn 5-1 to wirelessly trigger groups A & B
Size (W x H x D), mm ¹ Except for the dust and water prevention adaptor
  • * Time taken to recharge flash after full discharge using Alkaline AA batteries.
  • ** With Compatible cameras only.
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