The Canon Speedlite 270EX is an enhanced flash designed for users of Canon's EOS and PowerShot ranges. The Speedlite 270EX is a replacement unit to the popular Speedlite 220EX and is aimed at photographers who want to expand their flash photography beyond in-built flash and require a compact, pocketable flash. The Canon Speedlite 270EX includes a host of new features that take the standard of entry level flash units to an even higher level. Amongst these new features is the addition of a zoom head, enabling light from the flash to bounce off a ceiling to produce pictures with more flattering lighting with softer tones and depth. The Canon Speedlight 270 EX also offers improved circuitry for near silent recharging and facilitates similar recycling times as it's predecessor, despite being powered by just 2 AA batteries.