With Instagram running the social media game today, many people like to get the best camera that is available. There is a variety of different qualities to look for in order to get that Instagram-worth shot. A camera flash is one of the most vital factors. Aside from increasing brightness and making the whole picture clearer, it also gives life to the picture itself. A camera flash gives a picture of the required depth and warmth to give it life.

What is a Camera Flash?

A camera flash is an externally placed part of a complete camera set that is capable of emitting strong light. Powerful but quick flashes are more preferred by professionals since these types of flashes give brighter light and life to the developed photo. Canon, Nikon, and Sony have been the leading brands for flashguns in the market, and they’ve been strong competitors in this business for quite a long time already. Below are the bests of flashes these brands have to offer.

Canon Flash Guns

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT is the most expensive and powerful flashgun present in the market today. It is every photographer’s dream to own one of these. 

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI

This flashgun is the epitome of technological advancements and automaticity. Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI has a built-in Artificial Intelligence which judges the ambient light and adjusts the angle and the amount of light to the optimal level.

Nikon Flash Guns

Nikon Speedlight SB-5000

Currently the best flashgun Nikon has developed, this flashgun provides a deeper tone to your photos and a cooling mechanism that enables you to take a hundred images continuously without cooldown interruptions. 

Nikon Speedlight SB-700

A Nikon flashgun with almost the same features as Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI. However, its strobe features show superiority in functionality. It also has an advantage in its flash head’s maneuverability and stability.

Sony Flash Guns

Sony HVLF32M

This flashgun can be used and attached to all of the Sony camera lines. This strobe’s main advantage is that it matches the camera when taking photos. This means more efficiency and better photography experience.

Camera flashes play an essential role in taking professional-grade photos. However, each strobe has its own strengths and weaknesses and it’s usually up to the photographer to sort out these differences to select which one fits his/her style.