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Profoto announces the Profoto A1X, an On/Off-Camera Flash with Built-in AirTTL Remote

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Press Release:

Profoto, May 15, 2019: We are never fully satisfied with the products we make. We always strive to take steps forward, whether they be baby-steps or strides. That is why we not only will create ground-breaking products. But we’ll also continually evaluate and improve those products. Like we have done with the launch of Profoto A1X, the A1’s new and improved sibling. It has a little more of everything that made its predecessor a success. An even more powerful battery, faster recycling and Sony compatibility are some of the 30 and more updates that we have made to the product. Or put in other words – more when it matters.

Preorder the Profoto A1X at Adorama

Because in photography, there are no second chances. An image might present itself for a second, and then it’s gone, so you can’t afford to be fiddling with batteries or waiting for the flash to recharge – you’ve got to be ready. That’s why the new Profoto A1X has up to 450 full power pops per charge, and lightning-fast one-second recharge time, so you’ll never miss a shot.

The light in the image will always be natural and beautiful thanks to the innovative round head with its soft and gentle fall-off.

Allowing you even more creative freedom, the A1X features a magnetic click-on mount for light shaping tools; there are six tools available that can be used individually or in combination with one another.

And for more flexibility still, there’s a flicker-free modelling light built-in to the head, so you can see exactly what you’re going to capture before you press the shutter; which is especially useful when operating off-camera or in low light situations.

The Profoto A1X features a 20-channel Air Remote with HSS and AirTTL so you’ll always get beautiful and professional images fast. And with the increased number of channels, you can be sure you won’t be interrupted at busy events or important moments.

Use TTL mode, and it’s essentially point-and-shoot, the sensor will calculate the correct exposure for you. However, switch it over to manual, and you can then fine-tune that exposure to create exactly the look and feel you want.

Ease of use has always been at the heart of every Profoto product, and the A1X is no exception. The large, high-resolution display is incredibly easy to navigate with big, super-legible numbers. The way we see it, the less time you spend messing about with menu’s, the more time you can spend doing what you love – creating images.

And whether you’re a Sony, Canon or Nikon shooter, all the light shaping possibilities of the Profoto A1X are yours to enjoy.

Whether it’s the natural and beautiful light it provides, the easy to navigate and intuitive display or superior battery life and recycling time – with the Profoto A1X there’s more when it matters.

Because let’s face it – it always matters.

Preorder the Profoto A1X at Adorama

Features A1X

  • Bespoke versions for Sony, Canon and Nikon
  • 20-channels Air Remote
  • Round head with soft, smooth and natural fall off
  • AirTTL and HSS for a beautiful professional image fast
  • Smart magnetic click-on mount for A1X Light Shaping Tools
  • 6 dedicated A1X Light Shaping Tools available
  • Integrated flicker-free modelling
  • Built-in Air Remote
  • Rechargeable and replaceable Li-Ion
  • 0s recycling time.
  • Built in motor-zoom with hand
  • Auto focus (AF)
  • Large Hi-Res

Product numbers A1X

  • 901204 A1X AirTTL-C
  • 901205 A1X AirTTL-N
  • 901206 A1X AirTTL-S


  • Height 10.8 cm (4.25 in).
  • Full length: 16.5 cm (6,37 in).
  • Width: 7.5 cm (2,95 in).
  • 560 g (1.2 Ibs) including battery.

A1 AirTTL (for all brands) includes

  • 1 x A1X AirTTL
  • 560 g (1.2 Ibs) including battery.
  • 1 x Li-Ion battery
  • 1 x Dome Diffuser 1 x Bounce Card
  • 1 x Flash Stand 1 x A1X Bag
  • 1 x Battery Charger

Short specifications

  • Profoto AirTTL: Yes
  • Operational modes: TTL/Manual Frequency band: 2,4 GHz
  • No of frequency channels: 20
  • Range: up to 300 m (1000 ft), free line of sight in open space.
  • Typical battery capacity: 450 full power flashes.

May 15, 2019
Profoto has zero interest in marketing to photographers that don't make $100K a year at photography. Godox is murdering them in every other aspect. As mentioned before, $1100.....ridiculous.


Sep 1, 2010
Kihei, HI
even thought it is expensive.i can make that back in like 1 weekend
Work all the weekends you want, you're still paying $500 just for bragging rights. Plenty of top line flashes that do the same thing for half the cost. So, one flash plus a backup, or a very nice label.


Soon to be the greatest.
Jun 6, 2012
Work all the weekends you want, you're still paying $500 just for bragging rights. Plenty of top line flashes that do the same thing for half the cost. So, one flash plus a backup, or a very nice label.
outside of godox v1. its a good flash. i recently finally lookedat all the pros vs. a regular speedlight. it simply works a lot better. peopel that do weddings or events that require lots of flashes would understand this better than anyone else. i dont have it but i am tired of my 600 ex batteries running low, slow recycle, no fires, and hard time getting gels on and off. then i sometimes use a profoto strobe to light a room. i have to put it in slave to get it to work