Profoto B10X and B10X Plus: power and portability in a high-spec package

Profoto B10X and B10X Plus
(Image credit: Profoto)

Profoto fans have a big reason to be excited as the lighting manufacturer has lifted the veil on their new B10X and B10X Plus heads. The B10 and B10 Plus have proven to be exceedingly popular products and these new successors add some significant upgrades. As with the units they replace the B10X and B10X Plus feature both strobe and continuous light functionality. This makes them ideal for content creators working both with stills photography and video - something which is becoming more common than ever before.

Looking at the specs there are some notable differences between the B10 Classic and the new duo. While the B10X retains the 250Ws flash output of the B10, the continuous light power has seen a major increase, up from 2500 lumens to 3200 lumens. This is a big deal for video creators as the extra output will allow for greater flexibility when working in lower ambient lighting conditions. With the new model at full power the ISO sensitivity on the camera can be kept at a lower setting, reducing image noise. It will also be easier to work with lenses featuring a maximum aperture of f/4 and higher. The B10X meanwhile shares this continuous output, but offers double the flash power at 500Ws.

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

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