Affordable External Flash
Placeholder The Kodak PixPro is an affordable camera with support for an external flash available from $129.00.

Some cameras let you connect a separately purchased external flash. This gives you more range and yields more natural looking lighting in flash images. The natural look is accomplished by bouncing the flash off walls, ceilings, or other nearby surfaces. External flash connections are a standard feature amongst SLRs and Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Format cameras, but fairly uncommon for digicams. Pro photographers will often have a collection of flashes the same way they would with lenses. An external flash setup can permit some fancy lighting techniques.

Affordable Digital Cameras with an External Flash

The following are the least expensive digital cameras that provide external flashes

Canon PowerShot G16
Canon PowerShot G16
from $449
Aperture Wide aperture Help
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
922k dots
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
12,800 ISO

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot G16

Olympus Stylus 1
Olympus Stylus Stylus 1
from $200
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,040k dots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus 1

Fujifilm FinePix S1
Fujifilm FinePix S1
from $376
Zoom Great zoom Help
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
480 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix S1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
from $280
Zoom Great zoom Help
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
20 mm

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

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Jordan (4:01 PM, February 27, 2014)
I have a samsung nx1100, wanted to know if I could use an O ring flash for portraits
Jordan (3:58 PM, February 27, 2014)
I have a Samsung nx1100, wanted to know if I could use an print flash with it for portrait photography?
Ida (2:22 AM, September 10, 2013)
This is my question I'm wanting to know if you can use the pop up flash for the D200 to set off an sb700 external Flash I'm looking to do off Camera Flash work and I know it can be done with a D90 but I want to know if it can be done with this model.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:42 AM, January 17, 2011)
Yes the SB-26 is compatible with the Nikon d60
Vinny (2:34 AM, January 17, 2011)
can anyone please tell me whether the speedlight sb26 can be used on the nickon d60. Thanks