The World's Smallest Studio Light - Introducing Profoto's A1

On Sep 19th, 2017 Profoto launched the new Profoto A1 and a set of dedicated Light Shaping Tools. The A1 was created for passionate photographers and image creators. For the first time, photographers can have a super-compact, light and portable lighting option that turns any location into a studio.


The Profoto A1 is designed with light shaping capabilities; it has a unique round head with a soft, smooth fall-off that makes it easy to create a natural and beautiful light. It also includes a smart magnetic mount and three dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools that click on and off quickly and easily – a Dome Diffuser, Wide Lens and Bounce Card. They can also be stacked for more creative options. Additionally, the A1 offers a built-in LED modeling light that makes it easy to set the light and understand how light and shadows work together.


The A1 is extremely easy to use. The user interface is large, clean and clear, and like all Profoto products, the A1 is also very intuitive. Built into the A1 is a AirTTL remote allowing you to seamlessly connect to other Profoto flashes and control them all from the convenience of the A1.

Profoto A1 is not only an on-camera flash, it’s also very effective off-camera as a standalone unit. The A1 has its own Li-Ion high capacity battery built-in that lasts up to four times longer than AA batteries with no performance fade, and a facility to recharge quickly. This allows you to shoot for longer periods with confidence.

Put simply, you’ll never miss a shot.


• Round head with soft, smooth and natural all of

• AirTTL and HSS for a beautiful professional image fast

• Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1 Light Shaping Tools

• Dedicated A1 Light Shaping Tools available

• LED modeling light integrated to the head

• Air Remote built-in

• Rechargeable and exchangeable Li-Ion batteries

• 1.2s recycling time

• TTL/MAN switch

• Built in motor-zoom with and control

• Autofocus (AF) assist

• Large Hi-Res display

• Currently supports Canon and Nikon users

Below are some images created with the new Profoto A1 system.

We are excited about the new Profoto A1 and the possibilities that they give to the photographer! Want to see how the product works for yourself? Come to our Profoto Hands-on Lighting Demo and workshop on October 19th - view the details here.

September 2017

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