Profoto A1X | Profoto

This is the A1X

The A1X is every inch a Profoto light – just smaller. Its unique round head delivers light that’s both natural and beautiful with a soft smooth fall-off. And it’s incredibly easy to use with superfast recycling and a long-lasting battery, so you’ll never miss a shot. On the move, shooting on-camera or off, this is light shaping excellence everywhere.

  • Rechargeable
    Li-Ion battery
  • Dedicated light shaping tools with
    Magnetic mount
  • Extremely fast recycling
  • Remote control and receiver
    Integrated AirTTL
  • Integrated
    LED modeling light


  • Product number


Compatible cameras

  • Supported camera models

    R6 Mark II*
    1DS Mark III
    1D X
    1D X Mark II
    1D X Mark III
    5D Mark II
    5D Mark III
    5D Mark IV
    5DS R
    6D Mark II
    7D Mark II
    PS G1X Mark III
    PS G3

  • Additional note

    * Auto AF assist not supported. No support for 2nd curtain sync.


  • Max energy

    76 Ws

  • Energy range

    9 f-stops (0.3-76 Ws)

  • Energy control increments

    0.1 f-stops

  • Recycling time


  • Energy stability

    <0.2 f-stop

  • Flash duration t0.1

    No data

  • Flash duration t0.5

    No data

  • Color temperature

    No data

  • F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO

    No data

Wireless connectivity

  • Built-in connectivity

    Profoto AirTTL

  • Frequency band

    2.4 GHz

  • Supported Air functions

    Sync, TTL, HSS and remote control*
    (*can be used as both receiver and transmitter)

  • Number of Air channels

    20 (1-20)

  • Number of groups per Air Channel

    6 (TTL operation: 3 (A-C), Manual operation: 3 (E-F))

  • Wireless operating range

    0.5-100 m (1.5-330 ft) with Profoto remotes
    (In optimal conditions up to 300 m (1000 ft))


  • Sync


  • Other

    USB Micro


  • Power supply

    A-Series Battery Mk II or A-Series Battery

  • Battery capacity

    Up to 450 full power flashes

  • Battery charger

    A-Series Battery Charger

  • Battery charging time

    115 min


  • Firmware update

    via USB Micro

  • Photocell/IR-slave


  • Stand adapter


  • Umbrella mount


  • Operation temperature

    +10 °C to +35 °C (-10 °C to +50 °C with reduced performance).
    50 °F to 95 °F (14 °F to 122 °F with reduced performance)

  • Storage temperature

    Store in normal indoor conditions


  • Width

    7.5 cm / 2.95 in

  • Length

    16.5 cm / 6.37 in

  • Height

    10.8 cm / 4.25 in

  • Weight

    560 g / 1.2 lbs (including battery)

Photo: Taylor Kinzie

Get natural and beautiful light, quickly and easily Profoto A1X

The only difference between the A1X, its predecessor A1 and every other studio light we make is size & it's small enough to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, making the A1X and A1 our only true on-camera solutions.

The A1X delivers a quality of light that's both natural and beautiful, because like the larger Profoto lights in the family, the A1X features a round head that gives a soft smooth fall off and that's what makes the light feel so natural.

At a glance

Why choose the A1X

Light that’s both natural and beautiful

Because we designed the A1X with a round head rather than the typical rectangular shape used by other on-camera solutions, the light it delivers is both natural and beautiful. That spread of light can also be easily adjusted from a wide setting, where the light has a soft smooth fall off to something narrower and more focused – with just a simple twist of the zoom ring on the head.

More than light

Being able to work with light is the key to creating better, more creative images. That’s why the A1X has a dedicated set of light-shaping modifiers that, thanks to a built-in smart magnetic mount, can be easily clicked on and off or stacked to help you achieve exactly the effect you want. These include the Dome Diffuser, Bounce Card, Wide Lens, Soft Bounce, Gel Kit, Grid Kit, Clic gels and Clic grids.

AirTTL means built-in convenience and versatility

With AirTTL you have a huge amount of built-in flexibility. TTL allows you to lock in the perfect exposure instantly, giving you far greater degree of control and a significantly faster workflow. It’s pretty much point-and-shoot; it’s easy, fast and precise. And the ‘Air’ feature means you can communicate with another A1X or other Profoto light seamlessly, and High-Speed Sync is right there when you need it.

Visualize your image with the modeling light

The A1X’s built-in modeling light gives you an instant understanding of how light and shadow work together before you press the shutter, as well as providing an additional light source in low light situations.

No more worrying about battery life

The A1X has its own exchangeable Li-Ion high capacity battery pack that lasts up to four times longer than AA batteries with no performance fade, and a facility to recharge quickly. So you can shoot for longer with confidence.

Never miss a shot

The A1X can keep up because it recycles four times faster than most on-camera solutions – that’s every 1.0 seconds at full power. Put simply, you’ll never miss a shot.

Less time learning means more time shooting

We designed the A1X to be uncomplicated, so there’s no learning curve whatsoever. And because the interface is simple, clean and clear there’s no ‘death by menu.’ That means, you can spend more time engaged with your clients and creating a great image.

Grow with the A1X

The A1X is a tool that can take your photography as far as you want to go. Adding a second A1X will open up even more possibilities. In addition to embracing and more powerful lights like the B1X and the B10 and the 120+ light-shaping tools available, it will open the door to a world of creative opportunities.

Short tutorials to get started with the Profoto A1X

Are you curious about how to get started with the Profoto A1X? We’ve created a series of short tutorials that take you through the basics

How to get started with flash

In this video, you will learn the quick and easy way to get started with the Profoto A1X.

How to create soft and hard light

In this video, you will learn how to create soft and hard light with the Profoto A1X.

How to direct on-camera flash

In this video, you will learn three ways to direct the Profoto A1X for different looks and situations. 

How to be creative with gels

In this video, you will learn how to create golden hour and blue hour portraits with the Profoto A1X.

Mira & Thilda Be free to create

Be free to create

Swedish sisters Mira & Thilda return to Marrakech to create the dreamy portraits they always envisioned but couldn’t create before, when using natural light only.
Paul Von Rieter Be free to create

Be free to create

Fujifilm photographer Paul Von Rieter takes the Profoto A1X to sunny Los Angeles for a portrait and engagement shoot.
Audrey Woulard Be free to create

Be free to create

Follow photographer Audrey Woulard to Barcelona and see her put the Profoto Connect to the test in different lighting conditions.

What's the difference between A1X and A1

The A1X and A1 are siblings. The similarities are many, but the A1X has a little more of everything. A more powerful battery, faster recycling and a updated user interface. And it’s available for Fujifilm and Sony.
Profoto A1X

Available for Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Sony. Recycling time 0.05-1.0s. Up to 450 full power flashes. Updated fit, feel and finish.

Profoto A1
Available for Canon and Nikon. Recycling time 0.05-1.2s. Up to 350 full power flashes.
Profoto Clic accessories

Discover even more creative possibilities with your A1X

Grids & Gels

Light shaping is the key to creating amazing images. Profoto Clic light shaping tools add great creative possibilities to the Profoto A1X. Clic Gels add color to your images. Clic Grids reduce the light spread, controls stray light and adds contrast and drama. Clic Dome diffuses the light for a soft and crisp light, with smooth and natural fall-off. You can combine them as you wish and all click on and off the A1X magnetic mount in no time.

Profoto Clic Creative Gel Kit

Play with colors

Profoto Clic Dome

Diffuses the light for a soft and crisp light
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