Following last week’s initial rumour, we now have full technical specifications and even a product image of the soon-to-be-announced Profoto A10 flash.
As expected, the Profoto A10 will be a successor to the A1X speedlight, with a near-identical design—according to a spec sheet spotted online. The key addition is Bluetooth AirX technology, allowing you to synchronise the flash directly with an iPhone. This capability is already built into the Profoto B10. It retains standard Profoto Air transmission, which gives wireless remote control and triggering from other Profoto devices.
The product shot seems to be exactly the same as that of the A1X but with the model number changed, suggesting no physical external differences to the front of the unit.
Update: we found some more photos. See below.
- Round head with magnetic A1-type accessory mount
- LED modelling lamp
- AirTTL and HSS control via built-in 2.4GHz Air Remote
- AirX Bluetooth synchronisation with iPhone
- Firmware updates via Profoto app or USB
- Removable lithium ion battery
- Mounting options for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm cameras
- TTL switch where you set the initial exposure in TTL mode then switch to equivalent manual power setting
- Bundled with Profoto Connect trigger (may vary by seller)
- 76Ws energy
- 9-stop manual power range
- 1-second flash recycle time
- Wireless range up to 300 metres (1000 ft)
- Profoto Air is 2.4GHz with 20 frequency channels
- Profoto AirX is Bluetooth with 40 frequency channels
- Battery capacity up to 450 full-power flashes
- Height 10.8cm
- Width 7.5cm
- Full length 16.5cm
- Weight 560 grams including battery
The Profoto A10 should be officially announced later this week.