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Canon VFL-2 Video Light

For select Canon camcorders

Item # 280VFL2

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Use Canon's VFL-2 video light to shoot clearer videos with your compatible Canon camcorder. It brightens dimly lit settings and fills in unwanted shadows caused by direct sunlight. It also has a flash for taking brighter still pictures. This handy light can be used manually, or you can set it to automatically turn on or off depending on the surrounding brightness. It's powered by your camcorder through its Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe, so it doesn't require its own batteries.

Product Highlights:

  • combination video light and flash
  • mounts directly to compatible Canon camcorders with the Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe
  • light is powered by the camcorder's battery through the accessory shoe
  • lamp power consumption: 3 watts
  • video lamp color temperature: 3,000 degrees K
  • video lighting angle: 20 degrees
  • weight: 2.7 ounces
  • 1-7/16"W x 3-3/8"H x 2-9/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • for use only with compatible Canon camcorders equipped with the Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe and digital photo mode

What's in the Box:

  • Video flash light
  • Instructions

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Compatibility: The Canon Video Flash Light VFL-2 is a combination video light and external flash for select Canon Flash Memory (FS-series) camcorders equipped with a Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe. No additional power or wires are needed for its operation.

Note: The video flash light can be used with the HF10/HF100 Canon camcorders after you update the camcorder's firmware from Canon's website.

Operation: The Can Video Flash Light VFL-2 can be attached to a compatible Canon camcorder and used a s a video light or as an external flash. The Video Flash Light is powered by the camcorder's power supply.

  • Video Light (use to record movies or still images): The video light can be turned on manually, or set to detect the surround brightness and turn on/off automatically as necessary.
  • Flash (use to record still images): Automatic flash according to the brightness of the subject, Re-eye reduction flash, and other flash modes are available depending on the camcorder's settings.

Note: The Video Flash Light can be used while recording or in record pause. The flash cannot be used in Night mode.


  • Illumination Angle: approximately 20-degrees
  • Color Temperature: 3,000K
  • Required Lamp: 5.7V, 3W
  • Guide Number: approximately 15
  • Flash Life: approximately 2,400 flash discharges
  • Power Consumption: 3.5W (Flash), 3.3W (Video Light)
  • Weight: 2.7 oz

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