Flash Comparison Guide

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Godox TT600

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 60 (ISO100, 200mm)
• Flash Modes: Manual, Multi, Slave (optical)
• High-Speed Sync (off-camera only)
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (22 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 2.8 sec.
• Zoom Range: 24 ~ 200mm
• Built-In Radio Godox-X 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 4 x AA Batteries 
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±210

Godox TT685

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 60 (ISO100, 200mm)
• Flash Modes: TTL, Manual, Multi, Slave (optical & IR)
• High-Speed Sync
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (22 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 2.8 sec.
• Zoom Range: 24 ~ 200mm
• Built-In Radio Godox-X 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 4 x AA Batteries 
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±210

Godox V850-II

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 60 (ISO100, 200mm)
• Flash Modes:  Manual, Multi, Slave (optical)
• High-Speed Sync (off-camera only)
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (22 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 1.5 sec.
• Zoom Range: 20 ~ 200mm
• Built-In Radio Godox-X 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 1 x Li-Ion Battery 
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±650

Pros & Cons 

  Budget-friendly manual flash
  High-Speed Sync (off-camera only)
  Compatible with Godox X-System
  Can be used with external battery pack
X  Does not feature TTL (auto-metering)
X  HSS not available when the flash is on camera
X  Slow recycle time when compared to Li-ion flash

Pros & Cons

 Compatible with wireless IR/Optical Systems
 Wider zoom range (24~200mm)
 Compatible with Godox X-System
 Can be used with external battery pack
 Features High-Speed Sync & TTL
 Compatible with wireless IR/Optical Systems
X  Slow recycle time when compared to Li-ion flash

Pros & Cons

 Li-Ion Battery = More flashes & quicker recycle time
 Includes battery & charger
 Compatible with Godox X-System
 High-Speed Sync (off-camera only)
X  Does not feature TTL (auto-metering)
X  HSS not available when the flash is on camera
X  Extra Li-ion batteries not as common as AA batteries

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Godox V860-II

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 60 (ISO100, 200mm)
• Flash Modes: TTL, Manual, Multi, Slave (optical & IR)
• High-Speed Sync
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (22 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 1.5 sec.
• Zoom Range: 20 ~ 200mm
• Built-In Radio Godox-X 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 1 x Li-Ion Battery 
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±650

Godox TT350

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 36 (ISO100, 105mm)
• Flash Modes: TTL, Manual, Multi, Slave (optical)
• High-Speed Sync
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (22 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 2.2 sec.
• Zoom Range: 24 ~ 105mm
• Built-In Radio Godox-X 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 2 x AA Batteries
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±210

Godox V350

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 36 (ISO100, 105mm)
• Flash Modes: TTL, Manual, Multi, Slave (optical)
• High-Speed Sync
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (22 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 1.7 sec.
• Zoom Range: 24 ~ 105mm
• Built-In Radio Godox-X 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 1 x Li-Ion Battery 
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±500

Pros & Cons

 Li-Ion Battery = More flashes & quicker recycle time
 Includes battery & charger
 Compatible with Godox X-System
 Features High-Speed Sync & TTL
 Compatible with wireless IR/Optical Systems
 Extra Li-ion batteries not as common as AA batteries

Pros & Cons

 Features High-Speed Sync & TTL (auto metering)
 Compact size and lightweight
 Compatible with Godox X-System
 Comparatively weak flash output
X  Not compatible with wireless Optical/IR systems
X  Slow recycle time when compared to Li-ion flash

Pros & Cons

 Li-Ion Battery = More flashes & quicker recycle time
 Features High-Speed Sync & TTL (auto metering)
 Compact size and lightweight
 Includes battery and charger
 Compatible with Godox X-System

X  Comparatively weak flash output
X  Not compatible with wireless Optical/IR systems
 Extra Li-ion batteries not as common as AA batteries

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Yongnuo YN560-III

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 58 (ISO100, 105mm)
• Flash Modes: Manual, Multi, Slave (optical)
• Does not feature HSS (High-Speed Sync)
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (29 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 2.8 sec.
• Zoom Range: 24 ~ 105mm
• Built-In Radio Yongnuo 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 4 x AA Batteries 
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±180

Yongnuo YN660

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 66 (ISO100, 200mm)
• Flash Modes: Manual, Multi, Slave (optical)
• Does not feature HSS (High-Speed Sync)
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (29 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 2.4 sec.
• Zoom Range: 24 ~ 200mm
• Built-In Radio Yongnuo 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 4 x AA Batteries
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±180

Yongnuo YN685

Main Features:

• Guide Number: 60 (ISO100, 200mm)
• Flash Modes: TTL, Manual, Multi, Slave (optical)
• High-Speed Sync
• Power Range: 1/1 ~ 1/128th (29 steps)
• Recycle Time: 0.1 ~ 2.4 sec.
• Zoom Range: 20 ~ 200mm
• Built-In Radio Yongnuo 2.4GHz System
• Battery Type: 4 x AA Batteries
• Number of Flashes (On Full Power):  ±180

Pros & Cons 

  Budget-friendly manual flash
  Compatible with Yongnuo YN560-TX radio trigger
  Can be used with external battery pack
X  Does not feature High-Speed Sync
X  Does not feature TTL (auto-metering)
X  Limited zoom range
X  Yongnuo flash & trigger system not as future-proof as Godox X-System (limited options and upgrade models available) 

Pros & Cons  

 Slightly more powerful than YN560-III
 Wide zoom range (24~200mm)
 Compatible with Yongnuo YN560-TX radio trigger
 Can be used with external battery pack
X  Does not feature High-Speed Sync
X  Does not feature TTL (auto-metering)
X  Yongnuo flash & trigger system not as future-proof as Godox X-System (limited options and upgrade models available) 

Pros & Cons 

 Compatible with Yongnuo YN622-TX radio trigger
 Features High-Speed Sync & TTL (auto metering)
 Can be used with external battery pack
 Wide zoom range (20~200mm)
X  Not compatible with wireless Optical/IR systems
X  Yongnuo flash & trigger system not as future-proof as Godox X-System (limited options and upgrade models available).

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Comparison Chart

Yongnuo
YN560-III

Yongnuo
YN660
Yongnuo
YN685
Godox
TT350
Godox
V350
Godox
TT600
Godox
TT685
Godox
V850-II
Godox
V860-II
Please note: N/A = Not Available
Flash Modes
TTL N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
Manual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi (Strobostic) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Optical Slave Modes Yes (S1, S2) Yes (S1, S2) Yes (S1, S2) Yes (S1, S2) Yes (S1, S2) Yes (S1, S2) Yes (S1, S2) Yes (S1, S2) Yes (S1, S2)
High-Speed Sync (HSS) N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes Yes* Yes
Rear-Curtain Sync N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
Over-Temperature Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
*off-camera only with a compatible trigger set
Wireless System (Radio)
Built-in Radio Receiver System RF-603/ YN560-TX RF-603/ YN560-TX YN622 / YN560-TX Godox X-System Godox X-System Godox X-System Godox X-System Godox X-System Godox X-System
Transmitter Mode (on camera) N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Modes (Optical / IR)
Master N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes N/A Yes
Slave N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes N/A Yes
Flash Output (Power)
Guide Number 58 (ISO100 ; 105m) 66 (ISO100 ; 200m) 60 (ISO100 ; 200m) 36 (ISO100 ; 105m) 36 (ISO100 ; 105m) 60 (ISO100 ; 200m) 60 (ISO100 ; 200m) 60 (ISO100 ; 200m) 60 (ISO100 ; 200m)
Power Range 1/1 ~ 1/128th 1/1 ~ 1/128th 1/1 ~ 1/128th 1/1 ~ 1/128th 1/1 ~ 1/128th 1/1 ~ 1/128th 1/1 ~ 1/128th 1/1 ~ 1/128th 1/1 ~ 1/128th
Power Increments 1/3 & 1/2 Stop 1/3 & 1/2 Stop 1/3 & 1/2 Stop 1/3 & 1/2 Stop 1/3rd Stop 1/3rd Stop 1/3rd Stop 1/3rd Stop 1/3rd Stop
Levels of Fine-Tuning 29 29 29 22 22 22 22 22 22
Zoom
Auto Zoom N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
Zoom Range 24 ~ 105mm* 24 ~ 200mm* 20 ~ 200mm* 24 ~ 105mm* 24 ~ 105mm* 24 ~ 200mm** 24 ~ 200mm** 20 ~ 200mm** 20 ~ 200mm**
*On full-frame system
Battery
Type 4 x AA (Ni-MH) 4 x AA (Ni-MH) 4 x AA (Ni-MH) 2 x AA (Ni-MH) 1 x Lithium-Ion 4 x AA (Ni-MH) 4 x AA (Ni-MH) 1 x Lithium-Ion 1 x Lithium-Ion
External Battery Pack Socket Yes (Canon HV Port) Yes (Canon HV Port) Yes (Canon HV Port) N/A N/A Yes (Canon HV Port) Yes (Canon HV Port) N/A N/A
Recycle Time (approx.) 0.1 ~ 2.8 sec.* 0.1 ~ 2.4 sec.* 0.1 ~ 2.4 sec.* 0.1 ~ 2.2 sec. 0.1 ~ 1.7 sec. 0.1 ~ 2.8 sec.* 0.1 ~ 2.8 sec.* 0.1 ~ 1.5 sec. 0.1 ~ 1.5 sec.
Number of Flashes on 1/1 Power (approx.) 180** 180** 180** 210** 500 220** 220** 650 650
*0.1 ~ 1.8 sec. with External Battery Pack (not included)
** Using 2.5000mAH Ni-MH Batteries
Head Rotation
Horizontal Angles 0 ~ 270 degrees 0 ~ 270 degrees 0 ~ 360 degrees 0 ~ 270 degrees 0 ~ 270 degrees 0 ~ 360 degrees 0 ~ 360 degrees 0 ~ 360 degrees 0 ~ 360 degrees
Vertical Angles -7 ~ 90 degrees -7 ~ 90 degrees -7 ~ 90 degrees -7 ~ 90 degrees -7 ~ 90 degrees -7 ~ 90 degrees -7 ~ 90 degrees -7 ~ 90 degrees -7 ~ 90 degrees
Miscellaneous
Includes Battery N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes
Includes Charger N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes N/A N/A Yes Yes
USB Plug-in (for updates) N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes
Dimensions 60x73x190mm 64x77x210mm 64x77x210mm 38x62x140mm 38x62x150mm 64x76x190mm 64x76x190mm 64x76x190mm 64x76x190mm
Weight (with batteries) 500g 520g 520g 240g 290g 500g 510g 530g 540g
Diffuser Panel Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (for 14mm zoom) Yes (for 14mm zoom) Yes (for 14mm zoom) Yes (for 14mm zoom)
Bounce Card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes