How to use flash easily with Profoto connect | Profoto (UK)

This is Profoto Connect

Profoto Connect is the button-free trigger that is best described by one word: simplicity. It has no buttons, dials or menus – just three settings: auto, manual and off. In auto mode, you just point and shoot for great exposure in every shot. Slide it over to manual, and you can fine-tune the light to fit your personal style – and that’s it. How to use flash has never been easier, and the creative potential in your hands has never been greater.

  • Connects
    camera and light
  • Point and shoot for
    great automatic exposure
  • Compatible with all
    Profoto AirTTL lights
  • Smart connectivity with the
    Profoto app
  • Rechargeable
    LiPo battery


  • Product name:

    Profoto Connect for Canon

  • Product number


Camera compatibility

  • Supported camera models

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

Wireless connectivity

  • Frequency band

    2.4 GHz

  • Supported Air functions

    Flash sync, Remote control, Auto (TTL), High Speed Sync (HSS)

  • Number of Air channels


  • Supported apps for Bluetooth devices

    Profoto app

  • Operating range

    Normal flash sync and Remote control up to 300 m (1000 ft). Auto (TTL) and HSS up to 100 m (330 ft).

  • Bluetooth



  • Firmware upgrade

    Via Bluetooth from Profoto app

  • Sync in

    Camera’s hot shoe


  • Battery capacity

    >30 hours

  • Input power supply

    Built-in rechargeable Li-Polymer battery


  • Height

    29 mm (1.14 in)

  • Weight

    43 g (0.09 lbs)

  • Diameter

    45 mm (1.77 in)

At a glance

Why choose the Profoto Connect

No buttons – making room for creativity

Less complexity means more opportunities for creativity. That’s why we’ve stripped away all the buttons and dials and replaced them with only the settings that count; auto, manual and off. In auto mode, you automatically get a great exposure in every shot - all you do is point and shoot. Slide it over to manual, and you can adjust the light with full control to fit your personal style, either directly on the light or via the Profoto App. If you are using the Connect in Auto mode and find the automatic flash exposure too bright or too dark, you can fine-tune it in the Profoto app by a simple swipe. It can also be adjusted directly in your camera if it has the "Flash Exposure Compensation" function (sometimes known as "FEC").

Small and minimalistic design

You've never seen a trigger like this. A small, smooth cylindrical pod that fits perfectly on top of your camera. And because it weighs next to nothing, you'll hardly know it's there – regardless what camera you use. Profoto Connect is minimalism personified.

A trigger you can grow with

We'd like to think that the Profoto Connect is just the start of a great adventure with flash. Point-and-shoot in auto mode or fine-tune in manual. Either way, whether you're experienced with flash or a flash-curious natural light shooter, there's a world of creative possibilities just waiting to be discovered. How to use flash has never been easier.

Profoto Connect

We created Profoto Connect for image creators who want the flexibility of working with flash easily and without all the complexity. Image creators who wish to have natural and beautiful light in their images but don't have time to wait for the sun to play ball. But most of all, we created Profoto Connect for the image creators who want to grow and expand their creative horizons. Who want the freedom to move fast, travel light and still have the ability to push their boundaries ever further.

Photo: Audrey Woulard

Be free to create

Profoto Connect is the button-free trigger that unlocks light easier than ever before and allows you to be free to create. Because when you remove all the buttons and complexity, you have more room to be creative and focus on getting the shot you want. Audrey Woulard, originally a natural-light shooter, had tried flash in the past but thought it was too complex and only slowed her down. So, we sent her the Profoto Connect, one A1 and challenged her to be free to create beautiful images all around Barcelona - in one single day. Follow her adventure below.

Go behind the scenes Be free to create with Audrey Woulard and the Profoto Connect

Be free to create with Audrey Woulard and the Profoto Connect

Follow photographer Audrey Woulard to Barcelona and see her put the Profoto Connect to the test in different lighting conditions.
Go behind the scenes Mira & Thilda create dreamy portraits in Marrakech with the Profoto Connect and A1

Mira & Thilda create dreamy portraits in Marrakech with the Profoto Connect and A1

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.
This is Profoto Connect The button-free trigger

The button-free trigger

Let Profoto evangelist, Chris Fain, introduce you to the Profoto Connect. No buttons, no complexity, just a lot of creative possibilities.