Profoto B10 Big lights in small packages
Product number: 901163-INT
One of the biggest issues you'll have when shooting on location happens before you even arrive; How much gear to take. Too much and you're weighed down by lights and cables - take too little and you might not be able to deliver the images you'd hoped for.
That's why Profoto created the B10 and the B10 Plus. In both, you'll get a big light in a small package. Depending on which you choose you'll get either five or ten times the power of a speedlight in a package that's no bigger than a large lens. Light and portable, both models easily fit into a camera bag, so you'll be able to create great light anywhere and everywhere. You'll also benefit from a continuous light built-in with a wide range of light output from bright to gentle - and the adjustable color temperature makes it easy to blend with the ambient light.
An extensive range of light shaping tools will expand your creative opportunities even further; you can choose any from the lightweight OCF family or select between over 120 light shaping tools available in the full Profoto range. The tools let you create any mood or feeling with light. So no matter what mood or feeling you want to create - you have the tools to make it happen.
You'll find a clean and minimal interface that makes The B10's easy to use straight from the box and the battery is quick and easy to switch in and out, and you can also charge it while it's in use. The stand adaptor can be removed so it can be mounted on both camera tripods and light stands.
You can trigger and control the B10 Plus from any Profoto Air Remote, or from the Profoto A1/A1X. Connect to the Profoto app and you can view and control all the settings from your smartphone screen, experience creative capture with your smartphone, and download all the latest upgrades.
- Size and shape of a camera lens
- Lightweight and cordless
- Optional with the flash power of 10 speedlights (B10 Plus) or 5 speedlights (B10)
- Continuous light with adjustable brightness and color temperature
- Flexibility to set up on camera tripods or light stands
- Compatibility with 120+ Profoto light shaping tools including the OCF range
- Compatibility with all Profoto Air remotes, including the Profoto A1/A1X
- Smart connectivity with the Profoto app
10 f-stops (1.0-10)
F-stop @ 2m / 100 ISO
22.7 with OCF Magnum reflector
11.9 without reflector
Max output (lumens)
Dimming range (%)
Color temp (K)
Adjustable 3000-6500K (+-500K)
Color rendering (CRI)
Sync and remote control 0.5-300 m (1.5-1000ft)
HSS and TTL: 0.5-100 m (1.5-330 ft)
Supported Air features
High Speed Sync
Supported Bluetooth features
USB-C port for firmware upgrades
Input power supply
Li-Ion battery for B10
Up to 400 full power flashes
Up to 75 minutes full continuous light
Battery charges in less than 90 minutes
User upgradeable firmware
Photocell/IR-slave and switch
1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs (including battery and stand adapter)
You’ll get the most out of the B10 when you use it as part of the Profoto system, but the B10 has a built-in infrared slave sensor so you can sync it with other flashes.
Create an account on My Profoto, register your B10, and we will let you know by email whenever a new firmware update is available for download. If you get the Profoto app, you will receive an automatic notification on your phone when a new firmware update is available for your B10. You can update your B10 directly from the app. The Profoto app is currently only available for iOS, and you can get it for free from the App Store.
No this is not possible.
Up to 30 meters/100ft but depending on environment.
Yes. Our products are safe and certified to take on a plane, regardless of your destination. In general, airlines will require you to carry batteries as cabin luggage. On rare occations, you could be asked to show battery travel documentation, so we recommend you bring it with when travelling.
The Profoto B10 can be used with any camera from any camera brand, as long as it has a hotshoe where you can connect an optional Profoto A1 or Profoto Air Remote to trigger and remote control the B10. To enable TTL and High-Speed Sync, you need to use an A1 or Air Remote TTL version that is compatible with your camera brand. Today, we offer optional A1 versions for Canon and Nikon and Air Remote TTL versions for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus. For a different camera experience, we also recommend that you download the Profoto app and try out Profoto’s own creative capture with your smartphone. The Profoto app is currently only available for iOS, and you can get it for free from the App Store.
All light shaping tools in the OCF family are highly recommended and so are all Profoto umbrellas and RFi Softboxes. In addition, almost all “classic” Profoto reflectors can be fitted onto the B10. Due to the short and flat front of the B10, the zoom range might be limited or the light effect might not be exctly as advertised. The magnetic accessories for the Profoto A1 do not fit onto the B10. If you are uncertain, please contact us or your local Profoto dealer.
There is no numerical color temperature scale in the display because it will only display a false sense of accuracy. If exact accuracy is required for a specific application, we always recommend measuring with a color meter. This is because the actual color temperature will differ depending on where the light bounces and which light shaping tool is used. On top of that there is also a nominal color temperature difference of +-500K between individual units and a color temperature drift during the lifetime of the LED.
Latest firmware updates
22 June, 2020
Firmware version B1 adds support for Xenon flash sync from Profoto Camera App. It also includes some minor bugfixes.
16 December, 2019
Version A10 fixes a Bluetooth bug in version A8 and A9 that prevents firmware update through the Profoto App.
If you have already installed version A8 or A9, you will have to update to version A10 via USB-cable from a Mac or PC. From next update you will be able to update via the Profoto App again.
20 November, 2019
- No feature updates or bugfixes from previous version A8.
- Mac installer fixed for macOS Catalina.
30 September, 2019
- Minor bug fixes
15 May, 2019
- More Air channels are added. Channel 9-20 are added to previous channels 1-8.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the continuous light to blink unexpectedly.
- Various minor fixes.
01 February, 2019
- Improved flash control
- Fixes to support coming Profoto App releases
- Minor bugfixes
To update this product you can either use the Profoto app or download the firmware through My Profoto. If you update to the latest firmware in My Profoto, you need to be logged in and register your product.