Yongnuo YN720 Lithium Speedlite


Yongnuo YN720 is a lithium-ion powered speedlite, the latest edition in the Yongnuo’s series of Remote Manual speedlites with 2.4GHz radio transceivers built inside. Recycle time is approximately 1.5 seconds at full power, which is an excellent improvement over the 2.5 – 3 seconds of AA powered speedlites.


Yongnuo YN720 Lithium Speedlite

Yongnuo YN720 is a lithium-powered manual flash that provides up to 750 full-power flashes on a single charge. YN720 features a guide number of 60, recycle time of 1.5 seconds, zoom control from 20–200mm and a built-in 2.4 GHz transceiver that allows the YN720 to trigger and be triggered by other flashes in Yongnuo’s wireless system. There is also a USB port for firmware updates.

There is no TTL support in the YN720, which has the advantage of making it truly universal, supporting any camera system with a hot-shoe or sync port interface, or even those without, using the built-in optical slave. It’s important to note, however, that Yongnuo YN720 flash is manual control only, meaning it doesn’t offer TTL metering. This means you have to adjust the flash power manually and the flash won’t be able to determine the power of the flash by itself.

Yongnuo YN720 features full tilt functionality, flipping up and down 90 degrees (pointing at the subject to pointing upwards vertically). It rotates 180 degrees both anti-clockwise and clockwise. It comes with a carry pouch and a flash stand which allows you to stand the flash up on a table.

Yongnuo YN720 Speedlite features 2.4 GHz wireless radio transceiver. From the back of the flash you can control up to six wireless groups, made up of other YN720, YN685, YN560 III, YN560 IV and YN660 flashes. The YN720 itself can be controlled from other YN720, YN560 IV and YN660 flashes, or the YN560 TX controller. The system is compatible with RF-605, RF-603 and RF-602 wireless flash triggers, so you can add in other flashes but they’ll only support basic triggering.

The YN720 is powerful with a guide number of 60m at ISO 100, 200mm. The unit is also quite versatile with a zoom range of 20-200mm, which is able to be expanded to 14mm with the built-in wide-angle diffuser. Additionally, this output can be adjusted from 1/1 to 1/128 power in 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps.

Full bounce and swivel lighting is possible due to -7 to 90° tilt and 360° of rotation with the locking flash head. The flash can also be triggered optically with either instant sync or skip pre-flash options for simpler off-camera firing. The flash also supports Multi mode which allows for stroboscopic lighting effects. Flash durations from 1/200 to 1/20,000 are possible depending on settings.

Yongnuo YN720 Features:

  • GN 60m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
  • Flash Modes – M / Multi
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
  • 20 – 200mm Manual Flash Zoom (14 mm with Wide-Angle diffuser)
  • Built-in Radio Master Modes – YN-560 / RF-603 (2.4GHz RF Systems).
  • Built-in Radio Slave Modes – YN-560 / RF-603, and RF-602 (2.4GHz RF Systems).
  • Supports 6 Flash Groups
  • Supports 16 Channels
  • Full Power Recycle – From 1.5 Seconds
  • S1 & S2 Optic Slave Modes
  • Custom Functions
  • Auto Save Settings
  • Sound Prompt
  • Heat Protection
  • Large LCD Screen
  • 360 Degree Swivel and Tilt Head
  • Fast Clamping Metal Foot
  • USB Port For Firmware Updates
  • Powered by Li-Ion Battery YN-B2000 (11.1V, 2000mAh)


Circuit designInsulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)
Guide Number60 meters (ISO 100, 200mm)
Flash modeManual, Multi
Wireless groups and channels6 Groups, 16 Channels
Wireless Operationup to 100m (2.4GHz wireless); Up to 82.02′ / 25 m (Optical Slave)
Zoom range20-200mm
Vertical rotation angle-7~90 degrees
Horizontal rotation angle0~360 degrees
Power supplyRechargeable Li-Ion Battery (11.1V, 2000mAh)
Full power flashes750 with one charge
Recycle timeapprox 1.5s at full power
Color temperature5600k
Flash duration1/200s~1/20000s
Flash control8 levels of output control (1/128~1/1), 29 levels of fine tuning
External Power Pack CompatibleNo
Flash modesfirst curtain sync, Second-Curtain Sync
Dimensions2.5 x 8.3 x 3.1″ / 6.4 x 21 x 7.8 cm
Net weight14.71 oz / 417 g

Compatible with:

Yongnuo YN720 is compatible with all Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic DSLR and mirrorless cameras, basically any camera with standard hot shoe (some Sony models also).

Package includes:

  • Yongnuo YN720 Lithium Speedlite
  • Yongnuo YN-B2000 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (11.1V, 2000mAh)
  • Charger
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Mini Stand
  • Manual
  • Original box
  • Protection bag
Additional information


Flash Sync


Flash Type


Radio Trigger


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