Speedlite EL-5

Next-Generation Speedlite

Equipped with many improved basic performances such as faster flash recycling time, dust- & drip-resistance, the Speedlite EL-5 has the capability of firing approx. 350 times with the new LP-EL battery. It is also ideal for wireless multi-flash setups.

  • 1/1024 Micro Flash with Flash Recycling Time as Fast as 0.1sec
  • Control up to 15 Speedlites Wirelessly via Radio Transmission
  • Approx. 350 Maximum Flash Count at 1/1 Power and Dust & Drip Resistance

Multi-Function Shoe

Speedlite EL-5 is compatible with the new Multi-Function Shoe design found in our newer camera models released from EOS R3 onwards. It can be easily mounted on newer cameras without the need for an adapter.

It supports high-speed data communication between the speedlite and camera. Compared to the existing 5-pin speedlites, the 15-pin gold-plated terminals do not oxidize easily, reduce contact resistance, and provide a more stable connection.

Recharge time
Approx. 0.1 to 1.2 sec.

The Speedlite EL-5 offers quick and reliable flash performance similar to Speedlite EL-1. By emitting continuous strobe flashes, the unit illuminates moving subjects and helps reduce the delay time between photos.

High Continuous Flash Emissions at 95 times or more*

Speedlite EL-5 is fanless but has a continuous flash count of approx. 95 times or more at full output. This enables you to meet the most demanding situations where continuous shooting with flash is required even for extended durations.

*35mm illumination coverage angle. Number of consecutive full flashes up to level 2 flash intensity, when using a new, fully charged LP-E1 battery. Based on Canon’s testing standards. using manual flash.

 Micro Flash

With the ability to vary the output power of the flash between 1/1 and 1/1024, you will be able to control and reduce the intensity of the flash to match the atmosphere of the scene.

The wide range of output levels allows more flexibility for creativity in flash photography in different shooting situations.

High-speed Sync

With higher shutter speeds, large apertures can be used even during an outdoor shoot, making it possible to achieve beautiful background blur effects.

Multi-Flash Compatible

Equipped with wireless radio transmission, the Speedlite EL-5 is designed for a multi-flash shooting environment. As a sender unit, it can control up to 15 receiver units in up to 5 groups. When paired with the EOS R6 Mark II, the Quick flash group control feature allows adjusting of each flash group settings directly from the camera LCD.

Wireless Control

Canon's Camera Connect

(Smartphone App)

Settings of each speedlite unit can be changed wirelessly via the app in a multi-flash setup as well, offering complete control and convenience at the same time.

Supported operations and settings: Flash intensity, Sync setting, Flash compensation, FEB, Multi-flash control

Operation Features

Higher Capacity Battery

The Speedlite EL-5 uses a high-capacity battery LP-EL for reliable, extended sessions of flash photography. It has no cooling fan, so power is used exclusively to fire the approx. up to *350 flashes that the unit can emit, compared to Speedlite EL-1 (approx. 335 times). 

*Brand new and fully charged LP-EL battery

Custom Flash Mode

Customise your own flash modes for easier control during your photo shoot sessions. Flash modes include [C.Flash mode], [Auto update set] and [Camera shoot,mode link].

LED Modeling Lamp

This wireless flash features an AF-assist beam with automatic light intensity adjustment lets you to control the on/off setting of the receiver unit’s modeling lamp from the sender unit. Light intensity is also suppressed so that people in the shot do not perceive it as being too bright.

Intuitive Interface

The memory-in-pixel reflective LCD display panel of the Speedlite EL-5 provides a clear view of your settings. The addition of a joystick in the middle of the dial provides a more intuitive way to browse through the menu and to make adjustments.


Weather Resistance Shoe Design

The locking mechanism has a rubber adapter and the rubber footing near the base of the shoe provides the sealing required to prevent dust and moisture from entering when the Speedlite is mounted and locked. 

Dust- & Drip-Resistant Body

The sealing is applied to the exterior parts of Speedlite EL-5 and it maintains dustproof and moisture-proof performance equivalent to that of EOS R5, even when shooting under difficult conditions.