The Flash Q20 is a Hot Shoe Flash and Radio Transmitter in One

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Last year, the FlashQ tried to be a stylish off-camera flash and radio trigger combination; but it seems to be taking a step forward with its latest evolution. A new IndieGoGo campaign is showing off the Flash Q20–which can be a hot flash flash if you wish or taken apart to be an off-camera flash trigger via radio. Additionally, the Flash Q20 has a modelling light and an LED video light. They come in white and black and the flash head can tilt 90 degrees for bounce light.

The system has an interesting way of working. To increase the power, you click a button on the transmitter once. To take the power down, you press it twice–which is much more confusing than using a dial. The Flash Q20 has 7 stops of power and is controlled manually.

Tech specs and a video are after the jump.

  • Guide Number 20 (at ISO 100)
  • Focal length coverage: 32mm (on 35mm format)
  • Manual flash power ratio control (7 steps adjustable, 1/128 to 1/1)
  • LED video light (7 steps adjustable, Max. 60 lux output at 1m)
  • 2.4GHz low-power digital radio (FlashQ receiver) inside Q20 main body
  • 10 meters wireless operating range
  • Tilt-capable flash head, up to 90° and with click-stops at 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
  • Other functions: S1 / S2 optical slave, modeling light (LED)
  • Two AA-size alkaline / Ni-MH batteries power source
  • Recycling time (1/1 full power output) : 7 sec. by fresh alkaline batteries /
    6 sec. by Ni-MH batteries
  • Number of flashes : 100 – 2000 flashes by fresh alkaline batteries
  • LED lighting time: approx. 3 hours (at full power LED output and by Ni-MH batteries)
  • Flash color temperature : 5600K±200K (same as daylight)
  • LED color temperature : 5500K±300K
  • Dedicated socket for FlashQ transmitter attachment
  • Dimensions : 59(W) x 92(H) x 29(D) mm (with FlashQ transmitter attached)
  • Weight : 115g (without battery)

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.