Canon Speedlite 220EX Flash Lineup

Canon Updated: 2007-06-03
Canon Speedlite 220EX Flash Lineup

Designed for automatic operation only, the 220EX Flash Unit excels at providing natural-looking balanced flash exposures. When attached to the EOS IX, EOS Elan II/Elan IIe/IIe, or EOS Rebel G, the 220EX incorporates the superior technology of Canon's unique E-TTL evaluative pre-stored flash exposure control system, FE Lock for a new dimension of creative control and FP Flash(High Speed Sync) for flash photography up to maximum shutter speed. When used with other EOS cameras, or the T90, it operates as a TTL autoflash (off-the-film flash metering).

When in E-TTL operation, flash exposure is measured and controlled by the camera in combination with Canon's AIM system. Subject position, ambient light level, evaluative metering and pre-flash data are instantly analyzed, including heavy backlighting or reflections from background windows or mirrors.


E-TTL preflash autoflash system.

Simplified, lightweight, compact design.

Hot-shoe lock with a single motion.

Flash confirmation lamp (after firing).

Save Energy (SE) feature.

Powered by AA-size batteries.


Compatible Cameras
E-TTL Operation: EOS IX, EOS ELAN II/IIE and EOS Rebel G
TTL Operation: All other EOS cameras and T90

Guide Number: 72 ft/22 m (ISO 100)

Flash Coverage: 135 28mm lens covered / IX240 24mm lens covered

Number of Flashes: 250 to 1700

Recycling Time: 0.1 to 4.5 sec.

Flash Range: 2.3 ft./0.7m to 63 ft./22m (ISO 100)

AF Assist Beam: Built-in (linked to center focusing point, 2.3 ft./0.7m to 16.4 ft./5m)

Custom Functions: Shoe Lock: Provided


Power Source: Four AA batteries (NiCd or lithium also usable)

Dimensions: 2-9/16(W) x 3-5/8 (H) x 2-7/16 (D)

Weight: 5.6 oz. (160g) excluding batteries