Profoto has unveiled the new A10, the latest iteration of round-head speedlight in its A1 lineup. Much like the A1X was nearly identical to the A1, the A10 is basically an A1X with built-in Bluetooth and AirX technology.
Profoto showed off its AirX technology back in July with its B10 and B10 Plus monolights, and more recently, its C1 and C1 Plus LED lights, but until now, it wasn’t available for its speedlights. The A10 changes that, making it easier to get pro-level lighting with your smartphone when using the compatible Profoto app, and, of course, with DSLR and mirrorless camera systems.
“This is a revolutionary innovation,” says Profoto CEO Anders Hedebark. “Making professional flash available to smartphones has the potential to be ground-breaking.”
Aside from the new AirX Bluetooth syncing, in almost every way, the Profoto A10 is identical to the A1X. It features the same round-head design with support for Profoto’s Click Light Shaping tools, a large hi-res display for changing settings and navigating the menu, an LED modeling light, a maximum 76Ws output with 9 stops of control, HSS support, TTL support, a recycle time between 0.05–1 second and a rechargeable battery that promises up to 450 full-power flashes per charge.
Here’s a closer look at the new flash:
And below a series of videos published by Profoto which feature Swedish photographers Mira and Thilda using the Profoto A10 on-location:
The Profoto A10 is currently available to purchase for $1,095. All units come with the flash, an included Li-ion battery, a charger, a dome diffuser, a bounce card, a stand, a dedicated bag, and Profoto’s two-year limited warranty.
More info on Profoto’s website.