Nikon Speedlight SB-400 Shoe Mount Flash for Nikon

Ideal for entry-level users, the Nikon SB-400 is a compact and lightweight Speedlight that is perfect for enhanced twilight shots or for adding impact to daylight images with fill-in flash. The SB400 is fully compatible with all Nikon digital SLR's and the i-TTL metering system. Ideal flash for smaller portable digital SLRs such as the Nikon D40, D50, D60, D80 or D90.

Product Review Summary

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Consumer Reviews


Good flash for travel and/or beginners

bybucho_ky Feb 11, 2008
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Size. Cycle speed. Simplicity. Bounce tilt.
Cons A little pricey. No horizontal tilt. Difficult to find low cost diffusers.
Recommended it? Yes

I am not at all disappointed with my SB400, it is small, light, and feels like it is solidly constructed. It locks onto the hot shoe securely with only a little play. The cycle time is quiet and fairly fast, and I am satisfied with the AA battery life so far. With this thing being so small and... Read full review »


Almost great flash, but not quite enough.

bydad2mykids Dec 9, 2007
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small size, bounce/rotating head, lower price (than SB-600), i-TTL capability, and.....
Cons No swivel, could use more power
Recommended it? Yes

This review is from an amateur photographer perspective (i.e. "me"), and won't go into technical specifications or technical use cases. For reference, I know a little about photography (maybe you could say "hacker/hobbyist") and have used SLR cameras for ~25 years, but am by no means even close to... Read full review »


FLASH!!! This just in!!!

bysailingshot Sep 6, 2007
17 Helpfuls 18 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Small, fun and great quality
Cons Not the best deal compared to the SB600.
Recommended it? Yes

What is it?
The Nikon SB400 flash is a small and very simple to use flash, most at home aboard the more recent DSLR cameras from Nikon and won't work on any film cameras except for the new F6. Basically everything from the D70 until now will work with this unit. It ships with a... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Weight 4.5 oz

Other Features

Brand Nikon

Key Features

Compatible Brand For Nikon
Guide Number 18 ft/ISO 100

Product Identifiers

UPC 718122185917
Model SB-400

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