Profoto Pro Flashes for Android Smartphones


Profoto Pro Flashes for Android Smartphones

Profoto continues to push its support for smartphones with the launch of AirX Smart-TTL support in the Profoto Camera Android app. The new app allows you to use select Profoto lights in combination with your Android smartphone. Is this a new chapter for mobile dental photography?

Earlier this year, Profoto launched its Profoto Camera App on iOS which allowed some of its lights to work in tandem with the iPhone. While still in beta, Profoto says that just like with the iOS Profoto Camera app, the AirX technology in its strobes allows flash tube sync with Android devices via the app.

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AirX Smart-TTL has two creative controls:

  • Flash Contrast Effect with three preferences: natural, balanced, and dramatic. Natural will create a slight fill light effect, balanced will mix flash with ambient light, and dramatic will push the flash to be the dominant source of light in a photo
  • Flash Warmth Effect, calculated the camera’s white balance to make images look cold, neutral, or warm depending on preference

Because smartphones have limited control over how they capture an image, these settings allow Profoto to adjust its strobes automatically to how the smartphone camera is metering. Profoto has a patent pending on the AirX Smart-TTL technology that takes advantage of a smartphone’s computational photography methods and balances those with power from its lights.




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The Android Profoto Camera app is available for free from the Google Play store.

Does it mean a revolution? Will smartphones replace DSLR and Mirrorless in dental photography? In our opinion it is still too soon for that, but who knows? Mobile dental photography becomes more and more advanced, as we can see!

One thing we know for sure: the Profoto Camera app is now available for any smartphone user, as it was ready for iOS since July 2020.

Profoto is a Swedish company that develops photographic flashes and other light shaping tools for professional photographers and was founded in Stockholm, 1968, by Conny Dufgran, photography equipment retailer, and Eckhard Heine, photographer and engineer.








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