Nikon Speedlight SB-400 discontinued

Nikon's entry-level flashgun, the Speedlight SB-400, is no longer being produced.

Nikon Speedlight SB-400

Nikon’s entry-level flashgun, the Speedlight SB-400, is no longer being made. The unit appears in the manufacturer’s list of discontinued products and is out of stock at nearly all major retailers.

Nikon Speedlight SB-400

Though still on sale at the odd marketplace seller, all the big online shops list the SB-400 as either discontinued or out of stock:

Originally released in 2006, the tilting flash unit was aimed at beginner DSLR owners and Coolpix shooters, and was the smallest i-TTL flash available until the arrival of the Speedlight SB-300, which is slower, less powerful and runs on AAA batteries. Neither unit has manual controls or wireless capabilities.

Nikon Speedlight SB-400

There is now a fairly wide gap in Nikon’s product range between the ultra-basic SB-300 and the mid-range SB-700, which retail for $157 (£120) and $327 (£215) respectively. It is rumoured that the mirrorless Nikon 1 V3 will be released next month with a standard hotshoe to support the SB-300.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.