Godox XT32C Transmitter review

Godox XT32C Review

Godox XT32C Controller front view showing LCD display and controls
Godox XT32C Radio Controller for Canon cameras.

Introduction

The Godox XT32C Transmitter works with the Godox X wireless radio system (2.4GHz) and is compatible with most Canon EOS cameras and Godox flashes with a built-in wireless X system. This radio trigger only works in manual flash mode, it doesn’t have TTL capabilities. It’s therefore ideally suited if you plan on using it with a manual-only flash such as the Godox TT600. The XT32C supports high speed sync, has an infra-red auto-focus assist beam and a dedicated modelling lamp on/off button (which obviously only works if your speedlite has a dedicated modelling lamp)

The unit itself is well made with easy to use buttons and a smallish but adequate LCD angled display screen. If you are looking for a “manual only” radio trigger then the XT32C offers the best value and is easier to use than the other radio triggers on offer. However if you plan to add a TTL speedlite or studio light to your lighting kit in the future then investing in a Godox X2T-C or the XPro-C keeps your options open and only costs a bit more.

Guide Price

£38 / US$46 (updated 11 Feb 2021)

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Compatibility

The Godox XT32C is compatible with most Canon EOS cameras and can be used as an on-camera transmitter to control any Godox flash that uses the X radio system (TT350C / TT600 / TT685 / V860 II / V1C / AD100 Pro / AD200 / AD200 Pro / AD300 Pro / AD360 IIC etc). Note that this is a manual-only radio trigger so the ETTL capabilities of the Speedlites won’t function.

The transmitter also works with the Godox X1R-C radio receiver when attached to a compatible speedlite such as the Canon 600EX-RT / Canon 600EX II-RT / Canon 580EX II / Canon 430EX II

To work with the Godox AD360-C you’ll need to use an XTR-16 receiver

Front view of the Nikon version of the controller
The Godox XT32 radio trigger comes in both Canon (XT32C) and Nikon (XT32N) versions

Godox XT32 Specification

Manual Exposure

Manual / output settings: Yes – 1/1- 1/128 (default)
Manual steps: 1/3 stop increments (default)
The output range can be extended to 1/256 and the interval steps can be changed to 0.1 stop by pressing the <SET> button for 2 seconds and making selection as required.

ETTL Exposure

No. This radio trigger does not have E-TTL II capabilities. Manual flash only.

Rear view showing the battery compartment and the infra-red autofocus assist lamp
Rear view showing the infra-red autofocus assist lamp. This can be turned on and off from the dedicated switch on the side of the unit.

Wireless Communication

Radio Wireless (RF)
Transmitter maximum range approximately: up to 100m
No. of groups: 6 groups in standard mode (A, B, C, D, E & F) and 16 groups when using studio flash in manual mode (0-9, A-F)
No. of channels: 32
Master/Slave: Master

Optical Wireless
No, this is a radio transmitter only. 

XT32C side view

Auto-Focus (AF) Assist 

Yes

Other Features

High speed sync (HSS): Yes up to 1/8000 sec
Second-curtain flash sync: Yes (setting on camera)
Modelling flash: Yes (fired with camera’s depth-of-field preview button)
Colour temperature info communication: No
Remote shutter release: No
Custom function: 4
Flash settings from camera menus (with compatible cameras only): Yes
External flash exposure sensor (S1, S2): No
PC terminal: Yes
Micro USB port for firmware updates

side view showing PC sync port and micro USB port for updating firmware

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: 100 x 50 x 52mm
Weight: 80g (excluding batteries)

Godox XT32C Manual

Godox XT32C manual (radio flash trigger) download pdf format
Godox XT32C Manual pdf format (opens external link to Godox official website)

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Page last checked and updated on 11 February 2021