Nitecore CineWind CW30 review

This portable photography fan is ultra-high powered and can create a breeze with ease

Nitecore CineWind CW30 Review
(Image: © Beth Nicholls)

Digital Camera World Verdict

This is the world's First Portable Cord-Free photography fan that doubles as a miniature wind machine and can easily add motion to your portraits whether used in the studio or on location. Impressively powerful, the simple functionality and handheld nature make it great for photographers at all levels to operate from beginners and students to professionals. The ten levels of wind speed can reach as high as 46km/h with an air volume of 400 meters cubed.


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    Great for in-the-studio and on-location shoots

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    Impressively powerful

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    Very easy to use

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    Long-lasting battery life


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    Batteries & charger not included

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    Portable but a little heavy (to be expected)

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    No AC power option

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This professional cordless photography fan from Nitecore is designed to sweep your model off their feet with impressive high-power wind speeds that can add creative flair to your portraits. The company has seemingly perfected its range of air blowers now with the Nitecore BlowerBaby cleaning tool, the upgraded BB2 with turbo mode, followed by the BBMini which was shaped like a grenade, and now the beastly CineWind is here to rule them all - just don't use this for cleaning!

Creating the windswept look has never been easier with this new NP-F battery-powered wind machine from Nitecore, which can be used for both indoor and outdoor shoots. 

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Max wind speed: 46km/h (28.6mp/h)
Air Volume400m3 (400 cubic meters per hour)
Rated Power42W (Max)
Fan blades7 high density
Rotational speed7,200 RPM (Max)
Run time 138 hours (level 1) 3.5 hours (Level 10)
Size:190mm x 105mm x 126mm
Weight700g (24.69 oz) without batteries

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.