Godox announces AD100Pro: a tiny flash that packs a punch

Godox AD100Pro battery powered flash strobe
(Image credit: Flashpoint)

The newly announced Godox AD100Pro seems to blur the lines between strobes and speedlights. With its small form factor and lightweight design, Godox has seemed to focus on ensuring that this strobe was as portable as possible for photographers constantly on the move. The Godox AD100Pro will also be marketed as the Flashpoint XPLOR 100 PRO.

Godox has produced a number of cylindrical flashes recently, with the round design of the strobe helping to produce natural-looking lighting. This latest strobe continues with the round head design and is a great deal lighter and smaller than many conventional strobes. 

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Key specifications

Energy Output 100ws
Flash Exposure Control TTL for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympus, and Pentax - Manual Flash
Flash Lens Coverage 28-85mm manual zoom control Wider, with Round Head Accessory Kit
Model Light 1.8W SMD LED 1 to 10 levels
Power Source 7.2V/2600mAh Li-ion polymer battery 2.6Ah 18Wh
Power Control 1/256th power to full power in 1/3 and 1/10th stop increments
Recycle Time < 1.5 seconds
Full power flashes per charge Approx. 360
High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000s
Power Indication Power operation turns off automatically after approx. 30 minutes of idle operation
Battery Indicator Yes
Color Temperature 5800+200k
Stroboscopic Flash Provided (up to 90 times, 99Hz)
Delay Flash 0.0130 seconds
Beeper Yes
Dimensions 4.4 x 3.0 x 3.0 in / 12.0 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm
Weight with battery 18.5 oz / 524g

Weighing in at only 524 grams (including the battery), the AD100Pro is lighter and smaller than the Godox V1. This is pretty incredible because the Godox AD100Pro offers greater output in terms of power than many current speedlights. The other major benefit of the Godox AD100Pro is the fact that you can use a wider range of modifiers due to its compatibility with many conventional mounting options. 

The flash head itself is also magnetic which means that you can attach it to the accessories found in the AK-R1 kit.

This 2.4GHz wireless, battery powered flash can fire up to 360 full power flashes on a single charge. With its modular design, the Godox AD100Pro will be able to offer a great deal of flexibility to photographers. 

As with many of the current Godox flashes, the AD100Pro also includes high speed sync (HSS) features. This features essentially allows you to shoot with shutter speeds higher than the cameras internal sync speed limit whilst still being able to use the flash. 

Finally, the Godox AD100Pro also includes a modeling lamp which is a 1.8-watt COB LED. Modeling lamps can be extremely useful if you're shooting in darker environments and need help with autofocusing on your subject. They also offer you the ability to preview the kind of look you'll be producing with the light and modifier you're using. 

The Godox AD100Pro is available now at Amazon for $299, or £262 in the UK.
The Flashpoint XPLOR 100 Pro is available for pre-order at Adorama for $299.

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!