New Profoto A1X bridges the gap between on-camera and pro flash systems

Profoto A1X

Usually there’s quite a jump between the kind of battery-powered flashguns you can attach to your camera and bigger and more expensive professional flash systems. The original Profoto A1 bridged that gap very well, and the new Profoto A1X improves on it in a host of ways.

It’s part of Profoto’s process of ongoing development, so that although the A1X looks very much like the original A1, it’s been improved in a number of ways.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at