The Filipino electronics company Innovatronix has announced the CPFlash 550W: it’s the most powerful off-camera flash ever made for smartphone photographers and videographers.
Purportedly the “first and only high power off-camera flash for your smartphone,” the flash boasts a whopping 550W of high-efficiency LED lighting, putting out 95000 lux at 1.64 feet (0.5m) with a light modifier. The flash is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion 18650 battery that can provide 100 full-power flashes per charge (or 300 to 500 flashes under normal shooting conditions).
Flash power can be adjusted from 0.5% to 100%, flash duration can be adjusted from 80ms to 500ms, and 8 different 20W video lighting effects will also be at your fingertips: Continuous, Flicker, Lightning, TV, Paparazzi, Police, Strobe, and Fire.
There will be free companion iOS and Android apps for the flash, providing a user-friendly interface for checking and adjusting settings over a Bluetooth connection from 66 feet (20m) away (line of sight). The flash can also work with other flashes via a UHF wireless connection that can communicate at distances of 164 feet (50m).
Bundled with the flash are a number of accessories. You’ll get 6 magnetic acrylic glass filters, a rechargeable smartphone camera trigger, a wireless hotshoe trigger for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and a detachable metal bracket.
Here’s a photo shot without an off-camera flash with the Samsung S10 smartphone:
And here’s the same shot illuminated with a flash from the CPFlash 550W:
Here’s a photo shot with the iPhone 11 Pro without the flash:
And here’s the shot with the flash used:
Here’s a 6-minute video that introduces the flash and shows what it can do:
The Innovatronix CPFlash 550W will be available starting on March 31st, 2020, for $199 on Shopify and $219 on Amazon and eBay.