Nissin MG80 Pro has wireless control, TTL exposure and can take Li-ion batteries

Nissin MG80 Pro

With its rotating, swivelling flash head, the Nissin MG80 is perfect for more advanced lighting control with flash modifiers like brollies and softboxes and has enough power for ‘bouncing’ light off walls and ceilings. Like the best flashguns, it also offers fully automatic TTL flash with a range of camera brands, and has Nissin’s built in radio control system for wirelessly controlling other units or for being triggered remotely.

The power output its quoted as GN60 (m/ISO100) at a focal length of 200mm, GN32 at 35mm or GN20 without its zoom cover. Nissin also quotes the output in watt-seconds with a rating of 83Ws. Quoting the maximum output in watt-seconds is unusual for a hotshoe gun, and is usually reserved for studio flash heads. However, the Profoto A1, was announced last year boasting a maximum output of 76Ws.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at