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High-power add-on flash for Canon PowerShot cameras
Item #: 280HFDC1
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Our take on the Canon HF-DC1 by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Even if your Canon PowerShot camera has a built-in flash, it may not be strong enough to reach more distant subjects for well lit photos. So give it a helping hand with Canon's high-power add on flash. This handy little device attaches to your cam using the included bracket, and provides up to double the illumination range of you camera's built-in flash. It's automatically triggered by your camera's flash so there are no wires to attach, making it extra-easy to use.
What's in the Box:
- External flash
- Mounting bracket
- CR123A 3V lithium battery
- Cloth drawstring pouch
- User Guide
- compatible with all Canon PowerShot digital cameras
- delivers up to double the range of the camera's built-in flash
- three-way control to adjust flash intensity
- camera mounting bracket included
- uses disposable 3 Volt lithium battery (included)
- cloth storage pouch included
- weight: 3.4oz. (with bracket)
- 1-13/16"W x 2-5/8"H x 1-3/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Compatibility: The Canon High-Power External Flash (HF-DC1) is intended for use as an attachable supplementary flash for Canon PowerShot series and Digital IXUS series digital cameras.
High-Power Flash: Photographic subjects that are too distant for your Canon PowerShot series camera's built-in flash to illuminate can be captured in sharp detail using the Canon HF-DC1 high-power external flash.
Flash Range: The range of the flash is approximately twice the size of the range for your Canon camera's built-in flash.
Note: The actual range will vary according to such factors as the camera lens brightness (f/ number), the zoom setting, and the ISO sensitivity setting.
Controls: The Canon HF-DC1 provides the following control switches.
- Operation Mode: The Operation Mode switch lets you select between Manual, Auto, and Off mode. In Auto mode, the flash automatically fires and compensates for the illumination of the camera's built-in flash. In Manual mode, the flash only fires and compensates for the illumination of the camera's built-in flash while the pilot lamp is pressed.
- Flash Intensity: You can adjust the high-power flash's intensity to Minimum, Medium, or Maximum.
Tripod Attachment: Your Canon PowerShot series digital camera can still be attached to a tripod with this high-power flash installed, thanks to the included mounting bracket.
Installation: Install the HF-DC1, using the included mounting bracket, so that the flash is up against the side of the camera and parallel with the camera's front-panel.
Note: Subjects will not be properly illuminated if the flash is misaligned.
Battery Powered: The Canon HF-DC1 high-power external flash operates on a single CR123A 3V lithium battery (included). The flash may take up to approximately 7.5 seconds to charge (on a new battery). The unit's pilot lamp will light red when the flash is charged.
Note: The battery charge is depleted if the HF-DC1's pilot lamp fails to light more than 10 seconds after the power/mode switch is set to an operating position.
|Flash Cycles (Battery Life)||250x or more (with the intensity switch set to Max.)|
|Flash Interval||7.5 seconds or less (with a new battery)|
|Angle of Coverage||Covers a 28mm (35mm film equivalent) angle of field|
|Battery||CR123A or DL123 lithium battery|
|Weight||3.4 oz (with bracket)|
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