Canon USA Debuts Speedlite 430EX III-RT Wireless Flash Unit

Canon USA Debuts Speedlite 430EX III-RT Wireless Flash Unit


Melville, NY—Canon USA announced the Speedlite 430EX III-RT external flash unit, featuring—for the first time in the Canon 430EX series—radio-controlled wireless flash shooting capabilities. The flash is designed to make creative light control more manageable and versatile for photographers of all levels.

The third-generation Speedlite is a primary flash unit for amateur and advanced amateur photographers looking to create portraits with Canon digital cameras, such as the EOS Rebel T6i, as well as pro photographers who want a small, lightweight secondary flash.

“Canon is proud to offer outstanding photographic accessories that help enhance a photographer’s overall creative experience when shooting with our EOS DSLR cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon USA, Inc. “The new Speedlite 430EX III-RT provides photographers with a very responsive flash unit having new wireless capabilities that enable users to create more professional lighting effects than if they were to rely on their camera’s pop-up flash alone.”

The Speedlite 430EX III-RT provides enhanced functionality and operability over its predecessor, the Speedlite 430EX II. The new Speedlite offers wireless flash shooting via optical or radio transmission, similar to the Speedlite 600EX-RT in slave function only, with shorter recycling time and quicker firing. The multifunctional flash unit is designed to provide intuitive, user-friendly operation, bounce and swivel shooting functions and advanced features. These include a maximum guide number of 43/141 at ISO 100 in meters/feet, auto zooming from 24–105mm, high-speed sync and second-curtain sync. In addition, the 430EX III-RT was reduced in size and weight compared to its predecessor.

Another first for the 430EX series of flash units, the Speedlite 430EX III-RT features: an SCF-E2 color filter to help balance color temperature when shooting in incandescent lighting; an SBA-E2 bounce adapter that helps soften light while helping suppress shadows; a built-in catchlight panel; an illuminated dot-matrix LCD; a new control dial; light distribution options; multi-camera sync shooting; and remote shutter release. Enhanced functions include broader bounce angle range and flash exposure compensation via a new control dial. Two cases are included in the box: one for the flash and one for the filter and adapter.

The Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash has an estimated retail price of $299.99.