The Nikon SB-700 (also known as the SB700 in some circles) was released last year in September and it couldn’t have come any sooner. The SB-600 that it replaced was not intuitive to use, and had a more limited range. It replaced the aging SB-600 (SB600) and gave amateurs and aspiring pros more features, and an easier to use interface. This flash is targeted towards consumers and prosumers. It costs $330 so it is about $120 cheaper than the SB-900 (SB900). If you are a full time working pro and need the best then you would buy the SB-900. I have owned my SB-700 since January 2011 and I have thoroughly enjoyed using this flash.
If you are in the market to purchase a flash I would seriously recommend the SB-700. Its compact size, enhanced interface, and ruggedness make it a great flash for its price. Read on to get more details on this great new addition to the Nikon flash line.