Falcon Eyes Satel One: wireless flash with flip-out touch screen

The Satel-One's clever tilting display makes it easy to read and adjust your light when it is up on a stand.

Falcon Eyes Satel One

Hong Kong manufacturer Falcon Eyes has unveiled a new location flash called the Satel One. It is rated 600Ws with a removable battery, LED modelling lamp, integrated wireless module and a unique touchscreen display.

Falcon Eyes Satel One

Taking a cue from contemporary digital cameras, the Satel One’s touchscreen LCD control panel tilts outwards so you can read it from below. Handy if your light is high up on a stand. Why hasn’t anybody else thought of this?

Falcon Eyes Satel One

 

The flip-out panel conceals the Satel One’s removable lithium-ion battery pack, which is user-replaceable, and also works as a USB mobile phone charger. The internal battery and a built-in radio receiver make the Satel One a completely wireless studio flash, much like other battery monolights including the Nicefoto N-Flash, Profoto B1, Flashpoint RoveLight and Priolite MBX-series.

Specifications

  • 600Ws flash tube (GN: 68)
  • 5W LED modelling lamp
  • 0.1–4-second recycle time
  • Removable 3000mAh 14V Li-ion battery (~350 flashes at full power)
    • Works independently as a USB charger for mobile devices
  • Tilting, touchscreen LCD control panel
  • Built-in 2.4GHz wireless receiver (with fast sync support up to 1/8000 second for Canon)
  • 29 x 11.5 x 19 cm
  • 2.2 kg including battery

Falcon Eyes exhibited the new Satel One at the P&I trade show in Shanghai last week.

Falcon Eyes Satel One at P&I 2015
The tilting control panel makes it possible to read settings from below when the light is at a high angle

Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. Visit the Falcon Eyes Facebook page or their web site for more information.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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