Godox X1R-C Receiver Review

Godox X1R-C Receiver Review

Godox X1R-C top rear view showing the lcd display and pass-through hotshoe on top
Godox X1R-C Receiver


The Godox X1R-C is a dedicated receiver for Godox’s 2.4GHz X wireless system. It is compatible with most Canon EOS cameras that support E-TTL II and fitted with a Godox X1T-C radio transmitter and suitable for Canon speedlites that don’t have built in wireless such as the 580EX II or the 430EX II. The receiver supports E-TTL II, high-speed sync, flash exposure compensation, and flash exposure lock, among other settings.

The unit itself is well made but the LCD panel is small and buttons are fiddly. Access to the locking wheel is also limited and on a number of occasions I’ve found it difficult to unscrew. 

Guide Price

£40 / US$40 (guide price only, updated 18 Feb 2021)

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The Godox X1R-C is compatible with most Canon EOS cameras when a separate X1T-C transmitter is fixed on the camera’s hotshoe. The receiver works with Canon speedlites such as the 600EX-RT, 580EX II and 430EX II.

back view of the Godox X1R-C receiver showing the small lcd display


Manual Exposure

Manual / output settings: Yes – 1/1- 1/128
Manual steps: 1/3 stop increments

ETTL Exposure

Canon ETTL with flash exposure compensation (FEC), flash exposure lock (FE lock) and flash exposure bracketing (FEB) 

front view of the radio trigger

Wireless Communication

Radio Wireless (RF)
Transmitter maximum range approximately: up to 100m
No. of groups: 5 (A, B, C, D & E) can be set in GR group flash mode. In ETTL and Manual mode only 3 channels are available
No. of channels: 32
Master/Slave: Slave

Optical Wireless
No, this is a radio transmitter only. 

Auto-Focus (AF) Assist 


Other Features

High speed sync (HSS): Yes up to 1/8000 sec
Second-curtain flash sync: Yes
Modelling flash: Yes (fired with camera’s depth-of-field preview button)
Colour temperature info communication: No
Remote shutter release: Yes using the 2.5mm sync port
Custom function: Yes 9 custom functions
Flash settings from camera menus (with compatible cameras only): Yes
External flash exposure sensor (S1, S2): No
PC terminal: Yes
Micro USB socket for firmware updates: Yes

bottom view of the controller showing the battery compartment that take 2 AA batteries

Batteries & Recycling Time

Battery: 2 x AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH)
Standby time 120 hrs

Build Quality

Dust and water resistance: No
Mounting foot material: Metal
Size: 70 x 65 x 47 mm
Weight: 70g (excluding batteries)

View of the trigger plus various included sync cables

Included Accessories:

Godox X1R-C TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver for Canon
C1 Camera Sync Cable
C3 Camera Sync Cable
2.5mm to 1/4″ Flash Sync Cable
3.5mm to 1/4″ Adapter

Godox X1R-C Manual

Godox X1R-C manual (radio flash receiver only) download pdf format
Godox X1R-C Manual pdf format (opens external link to Godox official website)

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Page last checked and updated on 17 October 2020