Nikon has always had a speedlight transmitter in the form of the SU-800. This commander does infrared transmission. But a new Chinese company is deciding to create the same product for cheaper and add in more features. The new Debao SU800 transmitter has more transmission power, and can control flashes away from a further distance (20m vs 35m), has a further AF assist range, and it supports continuous shooting. Of course, that distance still depends on various factors, such as the sun.
Tech Specs and a comparison are after the jump.
Via Nikon Rumors
|Nikon SU800||Debao SU800|
|Transmission mode||Infrared Communication||Infrared Communication|
|Wireless control distance||20M||35M|
|Wireless communication channels and wireless groups||Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 ChannelsThree: A, B and C||Four: 1, 2, 3 and 4 ChannelsThree: A, B and C|
|Display||LCD, Ready-light||LCD, Ready-light|
|Supports AF assists||Yes10m||Yes 15m|
|Horizontal rotation angle||Don’t Support||-130 ~ 130 degrees|
|Supports continuous shoot||No||Yes|
|Required power source||One 3V CR123A lithium battery||2 x AA battery|
|Supports for manual flash||No||S1 Model manual flash|
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