Canon have announced the Speedlite 470EX-AI, the worlds first speedlite featuring an AI Bounce function, with a fascinating motorized robot like tilt swivel head.
To aid beginners the Speedlite 470EX-AI is equipped to detect the distance to your subject as well as the ceiling, in order to calculate the ideal angle for the flash to achieve desirable results automatically.
The flash head swivels in multiple directions to formulate the ideal bounce flash angle while you watch it work.
The Speedlite 470EX-AI can even maintain defined exposure and bounce angles when you’re alternating between horizontal and vertical compositions.
The semi automatic mode is aimed at more professional photographers. Though the 470EX-AI does not include any of Canon’s RT radio functionality, so it appears Canon are likely just testing the waters for professional applications at this stage.
An upward tilt angles of up to 120° is also a welcome addition with the 470EX-AI, allowing the flash head to be directed slightly backward without rotating the head 180° first.
For more details on the Speedlite 470EX-AI, please see the Canon USA website.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI are scheduled to be available April 2018, for an estimated retail price of $399.99 –
Canon USA – Website