Flashpoint announces the portable XPLOR 300 monolight

Today, Flashpoint announced the XPLOR 300 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Monolight. It’s a portable light that is versatile enough for on-the-go photography.

According to Flashpoint, the light is “a powerful, yet compact” 300W strobe light that’s built on the R2 series of wireless flashes. Additionally, it’s said to be a speedy light, with just one-second recycle time. It also has a 328-feet R2 signal reception range and the capability to work across all major camera systems.

“We’re so excited to debut the next generation Flashpoint monolight that is the ultimate combination of power and size for on-the-go photography,” said Solomon Leifer, Brand Manager at Flashpoint. “The XPLOR 300 allows photographers to capture high-quality images using any camera system, while it’s easy-to-use modifier mount allows for unlimited lighting creativity.”

Flashpoint XPLOR 300 back

Compact and portable

In total, the light weighs three-pounds and measures 7.5” x 3.8” x 3.4”.With its light weight and small size, it could work well as a run-and-gun light. It could work well for weddings, events, commercials, and environmental portrait photographers.

Syncing across camera systems

The XPLOR 300 monolight works across any major camera brand. That includes Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympic and Pentax. The light automatically senses the camera system and responds accordingly.

Performance and battery

Its 600mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers up to 320 full-power flashes. The battery can recharge in less than 2.5 hours. Also, it can be swapped out with a new battery in the middle of the shoot in seconds.

What about videographers?

While this is primarily a photography light, it does feature a continuous LED modeling lamp that can be used for short-form video productions.

Key features

  • BreakFlashpoint R2 2.4GHz Radio System
  • Manual flash over 9 stops
  • TTL/M/Multi flash modes
  • 32 channels to isolate and protect the signal
  • The XPLOR 300 syncs up to 1/8000 second
  • Last shot auto memory function
  • Second curtain sync
  • Color temperature: 5600K – 200K
  • Bi-color LED modeling light (3000K – 6000K)
  • Quiet fan cooled mechanism
  • Large dot matrix LCD display

Pricing and availability

The XPLOR 300 Pro TTL monolight is out now for $499.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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