Profoto Announces the A10—A Studio Light with Flashy New Technology

Ever wish there was an easy way to control your lighting with just a touch to the screen of your smartphone? Now there is! Profoto presents the A10, the latest in their A1 series of round-head speedlights. Preceded by the A1 and the A1X, the Profoto A10 features many functions similar to the A1X, but with Bluetooth and AirX technology built right in.

photographer using the Profoto A10 flash to light model

Available for Canon, Nikon, FUJIFILM and Sony TTL systems, the Profoto A10 has a round, 2.75” head, and generates a natural light spread with smooth, soft falloff. The smart magnetic mount accommodates the full range of Profoto Clic light shaping tools, which can be stacked for added creative lighting effects.

The large, clear display makes changing settings easy, and like other Profoto products, the A10 is easy to set up and use. With a 90-degree tilt and 360-degree rotation, this flash can be positioned (and re-positioned) quickly, and uses the same rechargeable lithium-ion battery as the A1X, providing 450 full-power flashes per charge with a recycle time between 0.05 second and 1 second.

Additional functionality in the A10 includes autofocus assist, manual and auto zoom, and a built-in LED modeling light that makes it easy to preview lighting setups. The A10 also features 76Ws of max power with 9 stops of control, as well as HSS and TTL support. In addition to the AirX smartphone controls, the A10 can also be managed remotely by Profoto Air, AirTTL and Connect triggers.

photographer using the Profoto A10 flash to light model and use with smartphone

And finally, the revolutionary Profoto AirX Bluetooth sync technology allows users to maximize the potential of the A10, even if shooting straight from your smartphone. To activate AirX controls, simply download the Profoto App, which is currently available for iOS systems, while an Android-compatible version remains in development. The app can control up to three lights individually with an operating range of up to 98 feet.

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