PIXEL – X800C Flash Announced – Reviewers Wanted



Pixel HK have announced the long awaited X800C ETTL speedlight for Canon with 2.4GHz radio transceiver built inside. And Pixel are now looking for test reviewers for the new X800C flashes as well.

The new X800C will be compatible with existing Pixel King Pro ETTL and HSS enabled transceivers, as well as the manual Pixel Opus transceivers.

And the X800C have both master and slave modes via 2.4GHz radio and Canon Optic Wireless transmission.






  • Flash Index – 60M@ISO 100/105mm
  • Flash Mode – ETTL /M / Multi
  • Auto Zoom / Manual Zoom: 20 – 200 mm
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • 2.4GHz Radio Transmission – Master and Slave Modes
  • Canon Optic Wireless – Master and Slave Modes
  • S1 and S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • 1st Curtain Sync / 2nd Curtain Sync
  • FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 stops)
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
  • AF-Assist Light
  • Sound Prompt
  • High Definition Dot Matrix LCD Screen
  • USB Port – Firmware Upgradable
  • External Power Pack Input (Pixel Style Socket)
  • PC Sync Port
  • Full Head Tilt & Swivel – UP/Down: -7/90 degree  Left/Right: 180/180 degree
  • Long Life Flash Tube


  • Flash Recycle Time – aprox 2.8 sec (1/1 full power output)
  • Internal Power Source – 4 x AA size batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH are available)
  • Flash Times – 180 times (1/1 flash output, with Sanyo Eneloop batteries)
  • Overheating Warning – multi dot-matrix temperature control, battery & tube overheat warning.
  • Dimensions – 78.04mm × 60.50mm × 193.00mm
  • Weight – 408.7g (excluding batteries)



Although the X800C may appear to look similar to Pixel’s first and recently released Mago Flash, the X800C are actually a completely redesigned and smaller flash body, now resembling much more the original Canon 600EX-RT design.

The flash head also now smaller and similar in shape to the Canon 600EX-RT.



A tilt locking button is also provided on the side of the flash head.




Interestingly the USB port for firmware updates has move out of the battery compartment as the Mago provides, and is now mounted outside next to the external HV battery port.




Pixel have retained their own LCD interface style (which is quite easy to navigate in the Mago), now adding radio transmission modes.




The new X800C will be compatible with existing Pixel King Pro ETTL and HSS enabled transceivers, as well as the manual Pixel Opus transceivers.

Pixel King Pro






Pixel are also now looking for photographers to test and review the new X800C.


If you are interesting to be a tester, please send the below detail to support@pixelhk.com

1. What model of camera do you use? (Canon only)

2. Which flash models do you already own?

3. Do you have your own webpage or blog to share the product news?

4. Where are you from?

5. What languages you can write?

6. Have you ever posted any product reviews before? Please provide the detail for reference.

7. Personal information (including name/age/email address etc.)

8. We require you to write a report after using our new product.

9. Your Youtube/Facebook/Google account E-mail Subject: Pixel X800c beta tester request

Quota: 20

Deadline: 6th Feb, 2015





The Pixel X800C flash price and availability are not specified as yet, though its likely the flash will be priced under $180.


Pixel – Website

Pixel King Pro – Review

Pixel Mago – Review


  1. Brian Hursey 3 years ago

    Ha still beat you to posting about it. 😀

  2. Donald 3 years ago

    So will this work with the YNE3RT since it uses Canon radio?

    • Brian Hursey 3 years ago

      Donald no it’s not the canon rt system.. It’s pixels own system..

  3. Joel 3 years ago

    If Pixel (or Shanny or Gotox) would get serious about supporting Sony they’d get a strong following in a nascent market. While Sony’s Alpha system is innovative they’ve dropped the ball on flash support—especially wireless flash support with their popular A7 series having no native wireless flash support at all.

  4. Brian Hursey 3 years ago


    Keep an eye out on future Cactus trigger. They are developing a V6 that will also work with Sonys Multi Interface Shoe. It should allow for TTL passtrough along with remote power control of flashes. Note this is not a TTL trigger it allows you to manually set the power levels remotely from the trigger. 🙂 Also it will allow you to control other flash systems, so you can get some cheeper flashes if needed. Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus/Panisonic flashes. I know Sonys will be for passthrough. Not sure if remote control yet.. We sill see. It is still in development. The info is already out there so decided to inform you of the development.. 🙂

  5. Sean 3 years ago

    this fits my needs but not for Nikon 🙁

    Is there another flash that would work with the Pixel King Nikon apart form expensive Nikon flashes that would work with Pixel 3rd Generation Wireless TTL Flash Trigger King Pro for Nikon doing off camera iTTL wireless, HSS, control power etc?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 years ago

      Hi Sean,

      Have you purchased the triggers yet? As the King Pro for Nikon still have some development to do as you can see in the comments here.

      Even the YN-622N / YN-622N-TX for Nikon still need some refinement, but they are more complete than the Nikon King Pro at this time.

      I’m not sure about alternative flashes for the Nikon King Pro though otherwise. Pixel will no doubt have their own X800N eventually.

  6. Jan 3 years ago

    The deadline is passed 🙁 . That’s a pity.

  7. RonB 3 years ago

    This is just what I’ve been waiting for. I already have the King Pro system. My Canon 580ex is recently deceased although I have my 580exii. I just refuse to spend upwards of $400 to replace it with another Canon. I just want to know when will these hit the market???

  8. Bali 2 years ago

    What is the different among Pixel X700C and X800C (not PRO version)?

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