YONGNUO YN300 LED Camera Video Light For Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Olympus, JVC, Pentax cameras and camcorders
Yongnuo YN300 LED (mark I) is a small light with 300 LEDs, all daylight-balanced at 5500K. There is a Yongnuo YN300 Mark II version also with a variable color temperature between 3200K and 5500K.
YN300 LED is formed by 300 lamp beads with the extra-large luminous area. In the same energy consumption, the luminous intensity of the lamp beads of YN300 is higher.
YN300 adopts proprietary LED driving technology which does great help to avoid corrugation and stroboscopic flash. It also adopts an encoder digital dimming system which helps to make accurate and reliable dimming.
Included in the box are four gels, being blue, red, orange (full CTO), and a clear/white diffuser, so the LED can be used under different environments.
The orange gel is designed to be a full CTO (color temperature orange), converting the Yongnuo YN300 5500K output to a 3200K tungsten equivalent. This is especially useful when shooting indoors under incandescent/tungsten lighting in order that the light temperatures match as closely as possible, making white balance much easier. Having indoor lights at 3200K and your LED light at 5500K can only create problems in post-production unless that’s the effect you’re looking for! The Blue/Red filters are useful for creating a color-washed backdrop
Given how inexpensive and compact this light is, it would make a great addition to any photographer/videographer kit bags. The overall build quality is quite good, the barn doors offer some good protection during transit.
If you’re looking for something equally low cost but with variable color temperature then have a look at the Yongnuo YN300 Mark II (YN300 II) which splits the 300 LEDs between 3200K and 5500K (150 of each) and by varying how bright each bank is, you change the overall average color temperature output. Of course you sacrifice total power output for all settings other than 4350K when both banks can be at full power. For 5500K daylight balance the YN300 is the brighter model.
Yongnuo YN300 LED – Features
Yongnuo YN300 is equipped with a multi-channel wireless remote controller which is used to adjust the luminous intensity and control the switch of YN300. Furthermore, it is very convenient to use this controller to control the luminous intensity and the switches of 8 groups of video lights.
YN300 adopts 300 high quality LED lamp beads with chips of extra-large luminous area. In the same energy consumption, the luminous intensity is greater, the facular is more uniform and the service life is longer.
Yongnuo YN300 adopts Yongnuo proprietary LED driving technology which does great help to effectively avoid corrugation and stroboscopic flash. YN300 adopts an encoder digital dimming system, including coarse tuning mode and fine-tuning mode.
Yongnuo YN300 is equipped with 4 pieces of color temperature filters, can be used under different conditions.
Remote Dimming Mode – The wireless remote controller can adjust the luminous intensity and control the switches of YN300. The maximum remote controlling distance is up to 15 meters.
Yongnuo YN300 LED – specifications:
- Light Source: 300 LED beads
- Output Power: 18W
- Lumen: 2280LM
- Color Temperature: 5500K
- Dimensions: (6.81x 5.91 x 1.57)” / (17.3 x 15 x 4)cm (L x W x H)
- Package weight: 26.56oz / 735g
- Color Rendering Index: ≥90%
- Luminance Angle: 55°
- LED Lamp Average Service Life: 50000 Hours
- Compatible Batteries: Sony NP Series Batteries
- Net weight: 350g
Yongnuo YN300 LED – Compatible Batteries:
Sony NP-F series: NP-F750; NP-F550; NP-F950/B; NP-F530; NP-F970; NP-F970/B; NP-F570; NP-F770; NP-F960; NP-F930; NP-F930/B; NP-F950; NP-F330.
Note: It suggests using the battery with more than 4000mah capacity; this capacity battery can be used for about 90 minutes under the highest brightness, the battery shall be taken off when it is out of service, 2200mah capacity at the highest brightness can be used for about 40 minutes, and 5800mah at the highest brightness can be used for about 130 minutes.
Yongnuo YN300 LED – package includes:
1 x Yongnuo YN300 5500K Pro LED Video light
1 x Remote Controller
1 x Handgrip/handle
1 x Soft protection bag
4 x CT Filters
1 x Mini Base
1 x Lamp Base
1 x User Manual