Find out how to become a beta tester of Pixel’s upcoming X700C speedlight

by Gannon Burgett

posted Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 11:58 AM EDT

Pixel Enterprise, a photographic accessories manufacturer has announced they’re working on developing a new E-TTL speedlight for Canon cameras, the X700C. In an effort to get some real-world testing done on the speedlight before its final release, Pixel is reaching out to photographers who would like to beta test and review the product so they can give Pixel feedback on the performance.

In terms of both power and size, The Pixel X700C’s falls between Pixel’s current Margo and X800C speedlights.

Specifically, the X700C’s guide number is 60 (200mm at ISO 100), with a 2.5 second recycle time. It lacks the built-in radio of the X800C, but still offers optical master and slave functions. Additionally, the X700C supports high-speed sync, includes an overheating warning, a PC sync port, external power connector and manual control down to 1/128th power. Firmware for the device can be updated via its built-in USB port.

Pixel asks those who want to test the upcoming device to send an email to [email protected] answering a number of questions, which can be found on Pixel’s Facebook page by clicking here. If you’re interesting in testing the speedlight, reach out. If not, keep your eyes peeled for when it becomes available to the public.