Nikon has announced the SB-910 Speedlight, and it looks to be the camera giant's new king of high-end flash units. Replacing the SB-900 from three years ago, the main changes are a variety of usability tweaks, including an improved GUI and operating system. We'll have to get our hands on a unit to see exactly what Nikon means by that, but it should be a welcome revision — you had to dive into some pretty labyrinthine menus to get to the SB-900's many settings. Technically, it doesn't look like much has changed, as the SB-910 retains the same button layout, 17-200mm full-frame zoom range, and guide number of 111.5 feet at 100 ISO. Elsewhere, the unit now has more efficient battery performance, uses hard white balance filters, and there's a new thermal cutout feature which will slow your shooting speed down when things start heating up. It's also managed to gain 5 grams on its predecessor. At $549.99, we're not sure that this will be an essential upgrade for many SB-900 owners, but those waiting for Nikon's latest and greatest should be pretty satisfied when it launches this December. If only it could be joined by that elusive D800...
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight is new flagship flash unit, out this month for $549.99
Nikon's new SB-910 Speedlight is its new high-end flash unit, replacing the SB-900. The upgrade is mostly focused on usability improvements, and it launches for $549.99 this December.