Canon has introduced an entry level Speedlite flashgun that replaces the Speedlite 220EX with a smaller but more powerful unit.
The Speedlite 270EX includes a host of new features not available with a built-in flash. These include the addition of a zoom head, ensuring efficient light distribution and bounce flash head, enabling light from the flash to bounce off a ceiling to produce pictures with more flattering lighting with softer tones and depth. Improved circuitry offers near silent recharging and enables similar recharging times as its predecessor, despite being powered by just 2 AA batteries.
this flash gun is compatible with all recent Canon cameras. Pricing and availability for the New Zealand market is to be confirmed.