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 and B10 Plus from any Profoto Air Remote, or from the Profoto A-series flashes. Connect to the Profoto app and you can view and control all the settings from your smartphone screen and download all the latest upgrades.
And with Profoto’s latest Bluetooth enabled technology AirX built in, you can unleash the full power of the B10 and B10 Plus also when shooting with your smartphone. You’ll now have access to creative capturing with big lights in small packages no matter which type of camera you chose to use. Seamlessly you will be able to capture, edit and publish with the same (camera) device and thereby dramatically reduce the time from creative concept to published image.
You can trigger and control the B10 and B10 Plus from any Profoto Air Remote, or from any one of the Profoto A-Series flashes. Connect to the Profoto app and you can view and control all the settings from your smartphone and download all the latest updates.
You also have the ability to capture from any type of camera, because with Profoto’s latest Bluetooth enabled technology, AirX built-in, you can unleash the full power of the B10 and B10 Plus when shooting with your smartphone*. Better still, you can now capture, edit and publish on one device - significantly reducing the time between creative concept and published image.
- 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 A-series
- AirX built-in (Profoto Bluetooth technology)
- 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
*see list of compatible smartphones at https://profoto.com/camera
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)
Create an account on My Profoto, register your B10/ B10 Plus, and we will let you know by email whenever a new firmware update is available for download. You can create a My Profoto account either on profoto.com or through the Profoto App.
Yes, the B10 battery is the standard battery for both B10 and B10 Plus.
The Profoto B10/ B10 Plus can be used with any camera compatible with the optional Profoto A1/A1X, Profoto Air Remote or one of our other triggers. To enable TTL and High-Speed Sync, you need to use an A1/A1X or Air Remote TTL/ Profoto Connect version that is compatible with your camera brand. To find out which cameras are compatible, please see the respective product’s page.
You’ll get the most out of the B10/ B10 Plus when you use it as part of the Profoto system, but the B10/ B10 Plus has a built-in infrared slave sensor so you can sync it with other flashes.
Yes. The B10/B10 Plus has Bluetooth and you can use it together with either Profoto iOS app or Profoto Control app for Android. You can control your B10/B10 Plus and upgrade its firmware with both apps. With Profoto iOS app you can also take photos with your iPhone using your B10/B10 Plus as a Xenon flash. Find and download the latest Profoto apps on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
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 occasions, you could be asked to show battery travel documentation, so we recommend you bring it with when travelling.
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/ B10 Plus. Due to the short and flat front of the B10/ B10 Plus, the zoom range might be limited, or the light effect might not be exactly as advertised. It's also not recommended to use the largest light shaping tools without extra support for the light shaping tool itself. The magnetic accessories for the Profoto A1/ A1X do not fit onto the B10/ B10 Plus. If you are uncertain, please contact us or your local Profoto dealer.
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.