Profoto C1

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Profoto
Profoto C1
Key Features
  • Small & Portable Studio Light
  • Designed for the iPhone 7 & Later
  • Adjustable Power up to 1600 Lumens
  • Switch Between Auto & Manual Exposures
Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, the Profoto C1 is a smartphone studio light the delivers beautiful light on the go and creates professional images with a simple click. Point and shoot with automatic exposure and flash power based on the surrounding conditions, and switch between natural and dramatic images with a swipe of your finger. For those who would like more control and freedom over power, exposure and color temperature, the C1 may be used in manual mode.
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Profoto C1 Overview

Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, the Profoto C1 is a smartphone studio light the delivers beautiful light on the go and creates professional images with a simple click. Point and shoot with automatic exposure and flash power based on the surrounding conditions, and switch between natural and dramatic images with a swipe of your finger. For those who would like more control and freedom over power, exposure and color temperature, the C1 may be used in manual mode.

The Profoto C1 was built with a round shape that creates soft light falloff. Thanks to its wide range of colors, you'll be able to match a wide variety of lighting conditions, ranging from dusk to dawn. To help keep your images looking natural, built-in reflectors and a dome diffuser create organic shadows.

This studio light is small and portable, allowing it to fit virtually anywhere, which includes being hidden within the composition of your image. Or, use it handheld to create different lighting effects and angles simply by moving it around. Adjust its color temperature to add a golden or cool light, and then mix it with the surrounding ambient light or add a contrasting color. You can even use several lights together to introduce dramatic shadows or create a brighter, more natural feel.

The Profoto C1 is compatible with the iPhone 7 and later. Its integrated 1500mAh lithium-ion polymer battery lasts for around 2000 full-power flashes or 30 minutes of continuous light at full power. Once depleted, it can be recharged in 2 hours using the included USB Type-C to Type-A cable.

General Features

Pocket-sized and designed for your palm
Round shape with a soft falloff gives a beautiful light
Inner reflectors placed under a built-in dome diffuser evenly mix the light to create natural shadows
With a color rendering index >90, it produces colors very close to daylight
Four warm and three cool LEDs mix seamlessly to mimic daylight color temperatures from 3000 to 6500K
Choose between automatic mode for point-and-shoot and manual mode for more creative freedom
Shoot with the built-in capture button to paint with light and shadows
Adjustable power levels from natural to dramatic (max 1600 lumens)
Choose between flash and flicker-free continuous light
A built-in rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery packs over 2000 full-power flashes or 30 minutes of continuous light at full power in one charge
Fully charge the C1 in two hours using the included USB Type-C to Type-A cable
Compatible with the iPhone 7 and later

Profoto C1 Specs

Flash
Max Output1600 Lumens
Max Illuminance800 Lux at 3.3' / 1.0 m
Color Temperature3000 to 6500K (±200K)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)90 to 98
Continuous Light
Max Output280 Lumens
Max Illuminance140 Lux
Color Temperature3000 to 6500K (±200K)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)90 to 98
Battery
Battery TypeLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Capacity1500 mAh
Typical Battery Performance>2000 Full-Power Flashes or >30 Minutes of Continuous Light at Full Power
Battery Charge Time2 Hours (with an 800 mA Fast Charge)
Connectivity
Profoto App for iPhone 7 and LaterYes, via Bluetooth
Bluetooth Low Energy Technology
Frequency Band2.4 GHz (2404 to 2479.3 MHz)
No. of Frequency Channels40
Radio Power Output8 dBm (Maximum)
Dimensions & Weight
Diameter2.9" / 7.4 cm
Height1.9" / 4.8 cm
Weight4.9 oz / 140 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.81 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 4.7 x 3.25"

Profoto C1 Reviews

Every iPhone needs a real flash

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-22

Because I shoot all of our casual photos with my iPhone 10, I need a real flash, not just the LED provided by the phone, to use in backlit situations. Up until now, this seemed imposable because a phone is not really a camera. But the ProFoto people changed all that with the C1 and many of their other flash units, which sync perfectly with iPhones. I bought the C1 because it can easily slip into my pocket (my wife hates it when I drag a flash unit to a social event), but I also own the C1 Plus and A10, which can be used with my Canon 6D when triggered by ProFoto's remote transmitter, which mounts in the Canon's hot shoe. Granted, ProFoto flashes are not inexpensive, but they're beautifully made, sturdy, artfully boxed and ergonomically suited to fit in the palm of one's hand. Do I sound like a fan boy, or what?

Perfect if you’re looking for portable lighting

By Steven
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-04

Look, smart phone photography isn’t for everyone. For those that are, this is an amazing compact synced flash to level up your photos. I have this paired with my iPhone 12 Pro and the photos the combo produces are beautiful.

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only work whit iPhone? what about Android?

only work whit iPhone? what about Android?
Asked by: jose
This particular light was designed only for use with iPhones. At this time, we do not carry a Profoto Android version. There are many other Android compatible lights. You can email us at [email protected], visit us in Live Chat, or call 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615 to ask questions.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-03-05
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