Despite advancements in mobile phone camera tech, the in-built flash often leaves much to be desired. One company has now unveiled a handheld, wireless Xenon flash for when you’re looking for studio-esque lighting for your phone photos.
If low-light shots are your thing, the new Huawei P30 Pro has been topping the polls when it comes to results. If you prefer bright pictures and being able to control shaping the light, the new LIT flash may come as a blessing. Connecting through Bluetooth, the portable flash is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and lasts between 200 to 400 flashes depending on the setting (it offers 1/1 to 1/256). With 40 Ws of flash output, the recharge time sits at between 1 to 2.5 seconds. As for the range, you’re looking at an impressive 130 feet (40m).
LIT Flash is the first to deliver breakthrough usability designed exclusively for smartphone photography from day one. By adopting good mobile app design principles, we will empower people with no previous flash photography experience just as much as more proficient photographers.
A handy feature of the light is that the LIT Camera app will notify you if your flash ends up out of range, helpfully displaying its last known location. Pressing the flash’s button three times will also make your phone ring (even if it’s set to silent) in case you managed to lose your phone.
LIT Vision’s expected retail price seems high for a bit of phone gear at $329, however. The LIT Flash was designed by Marko Pirc and is due to ship in January 2020.
Would you consider investing, or is money best saved for professional equipment?