Speedlight SB-N5

* For the Nikon 1 V1/Nikon 1 V2/Nikon 1 V3.


Electronic construction
Automatic Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) and series circuitry
Supported cameras
Interchangeable lens format cameras with multi accessory ports
Guide number
(20 °C/68 °F)
8.5/27.9 (ISO 100, m/ft), 12/39.4 (ISO 200, m/ft)
Effective flash range (i-TTL)
0.6m to 20m/2 ft to 66 ft (varies with ISO sensitivity, bounce angle, and aperture)
Supported flash control modes
i-TTL, manual
Options available using camera controls
  • Flash mode: Fill flash (front-curtain sync), front-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, and rear-curtain with slow sync
  • Flash control mode: i-TTL, manual
  • Flash compensation
Bounce angle
  • Vertical : Flash can be rotated up 90° from horizontal with stops where the flash is pointing directly ahead and at 60°, 75°, and 90°
  • Horizontal: 180° right to 180° left, with stops where the flash is pointing directly ahead and at 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°,120°, 150°, and 180°
Device on/off
Power switch used to turn SB-N5 on and off
Flash status indicator
Lights when charging is complete
Warning indicator: Blinks
Capture illuminator
When SB-N5 is used with compatible cameras, lights for about six seconds during buffering in Smart Photo Selector and Motion Snapshot modes
Capture-illuminator status indicator
Lights to show that capture illuminator can be used
Flash duration
Lights for about 1/4000s when fired at full power
Other options
Thermal cut-out
Firmware can be updated from camera
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 50 x 70.5 x 40.5mm/2.0 x 2.8 x 1.6 in.
Approx. 70g/2.5 oz
Supplied accessories
Soft case SS-N5, Mounting foot cover BS-N2000
  • *Specifications subject to change without notice.