Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Compared to the Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash

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SpecificationsCanon Speedlite 600EX-RT FlashCanon Speedlite 580EX II Flash
Power: Guide No (ISO 100) 196.9' / 60m (at 200mm) 190' / 58 (at 105mm)
 
Angle of Flash Coverage  
Auto 20-200mm 24-105mm
Manual 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 80mm, 105mm, 135mm, 200mm 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 80mm, 105mm
With Diffuser 14mm 14mm
 
AF Assist Beam  
AF Assist Beam Type Near-infrared light pattern projection Near-infrared light pattern projection
AF Assist Beam Points 1 to 61 1 to 45
AF Assist Beam Min Focal Length 28mm (APS-C 18mm) 24mm (APS-C 15mm)
AF Assist Beam Range – Center 2.0-33' (0.6-10m) 2.0-33' (0.6-10m)
AF Assist Beam Range – Periphery 2.0-16' (0.6-5m) 2.0-16' (0.6-5m)
 
Flash Exposure Modes  
Auto Exposure Standards Supported E-TTL II/E-TTL E-TTL II/E-TTL
External Auto Flash Exposure Sensor Y Y
Manual Flash Exposure Y Y
 
Features Controllable from Flash  
High Speed Sync Y Y
Flash Exposure Lock (FEL) Y Y
Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC) Y Y
Flash Exposure Bracketing (FEB) Y Y
Second Curtain Flash Sync Y Y
Modelling Flash Y Y
Color Temperature Info Communication Y Y
Supports Flash Settings by Camera Menu
(Enables many options not available directly on the flash)
Y N
Custom Functions 18 14
Personal Functions 7
 
Wireless Flash Capabilities  
Wireless Flash Transmitter Capability Y Y
Wireless Transmission Type Optical / Radio Optical
Transmitter Max Range – Indoors 39.4-49.2' / 98.4' (12-15m / 30m) 39.4-49.2' (12-15m)
Transmitter Max Range – Outdoors 26.2-39.4' / 98.4' (8-10m / 30m) 26.2-39.4' (8-10m)
Wireless Flash Slave Capability Optical / Radio Optical
Wireless Flash Groups 3 / 5 3
Wireless Flash Channels 4 / 15 4
Remote Shutter Release Capability Y N
 
Flash Head Movement Range  
Flash Head Movement Up 45, 60, 75 and 90° 45, 60, 75 and 90°
Flash Head Movement Down
Flash Head Movement Left 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180° 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180°
Flash Head Movement Right 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180° 60, 75, 90, 120, 150 and 180°
 
Flash Features  
Dust and Water Resistance Y Y
PC Terminal Y Y
 
Power Source  
Power Source 4x AA 4x AA
Number of Flashes (approx) 100 - 700 100 - 700
Recycling Time – NiMH (approx)
Recycling Time – Alkaline (approx) 0.1 - 5.5 sec. 0.1 to 6 sec.
External Power Source Compact Battery Pack CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack CP-E4
 
Size  
Size (WxHxD) 3.1 x 5.6 x 4.9"
(79.7 x 142.9 x 124.5mm)
3.0 x 5.3 x 4.5"
(76 x 134 x 114mm)
Weight 15 oz (425g) 13.2 oz (375g)
 
Accessories  
Compatible Accessories Off-camera shoe cord OC-E3
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
EX Series Speedlite with Slave function
SR-N3 cable
Color filter holder SCH-E1
Color filter SCF-E1
Off-camera shoe cord OC-E3
EX Series Speedlite with Optical Slave function
Dedicated Flash Bracket SB-E2 SB-E2
 
Compatible Cameras All Canon EOS cameras
PowerShot G series cameras
All Canon EOS cameras
PowerShot G series cameras
 
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Beach Camera or BuyDig.com
the Canon Store (new or refurbished)
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