First Look at the Profoto B10

Earlier today Profoto announced a new portable self-powered flash head called the B10. this new unit is compact, yet powerful and includes a dual wireless control both via a long-range Air TTL remote and using app over BT.

The new B10 is a very interesting new release by Profoto. With the battery and yoke, the light is just 3.3 lb / 1.50 kg measuring about the same as a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. However, the battery gives it up to 400 full power flashes which are 250Ws or somewhere between 3-5 times as powerful as an on-camera flash with a super quick 0.05-2.2 Sec recycling and the ability to freeze objects with flash durations as short as 1/50,000 sec.

The light has a built-in modeling light that can change between 3000-6500K and work for over 70 min at full power (150W) and be used as a light for video as well as stills (making it a very interesting option for hybrid shooters on the go.

Another interesting innovation is the USB Type-C connection (the first for a light as far as we know) and the new app can help you control the flash more easily through iOS or Android devices.

Like most other Profoto lights the B10 isn’t exactly inexpensive at $1600 per unit but it is definitely a unique portable light.

Official Profoto B10 video

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You can find many more photography gear announcements and new products on our photography gear section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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