Pixel King II will be called the King Pro, to be released “soon”

Pixel Enterprise has said that their upcoming TTL flash trigger has been renamed the "King Pro" and "will release soon".

Pixel King Pro

Pixel Enterprise has told Lighting Rumours that the company’s upcoming TTL flash trigger has been renamed the “King Pro” (formerly the King II) and “will release soon”.

The final spec sheet has not been revealed but the picture below gives the most recent indication of what the transceiver will look like. We now understand that there will be separate dedicated receivers units too, presumably cheaper than the dual-use transceivers, though no pricing information is yet available.

Pixel King Pro

By renaming the system in this way, we can take it to mean that Pixel does not intend to replace the King, but rather add a more complex, higher-end model, the King Pro, that is compatible with it and sold at the same time. At Photokina last year, the manufacturer’s catalogue suggested it will have the following spec sheet, which may have been changed since:

ModelKing II
Wireless SystemDigital FSK 2.4GHz
RangeUp to 100m
Channels15 fixed channels and 1 auto channel
Receiver OutputTTL hot shoe, cable sync port
PowerTransmitter: 2 AA batteries (300 hrs)
Receiver: 2 AA batteries (200 hrs)
Flash ModeE-TTL, TTL, M (for Canon)
i-TTL, TTL, M, Multi flash (for Nikon)
Supports setting flash exposure compensation for each group
Supports output light ratios
Sync Mode1st curtain, 2nd curtain, High Speed Sync, Red-eye reduction
Group Control3 groups (7 different combinations)
FunctionSupports flash zooming, focal length, Iso, shutter speed, FV lock and FP
Sync Speed1/8000 second
Firmware SupportUpgrade the device by downloading new firmware online

We will be doing a full review of the King Pro as soon as we can get our hands on it. Keep following us for updates. Are you looking forward to the release?

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.