The tiny, minimalistic flash trigger that Godox, a well-known producer of lighting accessories for third parties, unveiled is expected to revolutionize the industry. The most popular camera systems can be used with the new Xnano, a wireless TTL flash trigger.

The sleek, small designs of flash triggers are not exactly well-known. Even the most recent ones usually have a somewhat dated appearance and are rather large. On small mirrorless cameras, that is particularly true. An alternative with a contemporary look and UI is provided by this new Godox trigger.

Lighting equipment is the specialty of Godox, which is also sold at Adorama under the Flashpoint brand. Under the Godox brand, the new trigger is known as the Xnano, or the Flashpoint R2 Nano at Adorama. “Completely redefining the wireless flash trigger landscape” is how the company describes the new trigger. And sure enough, just by appearance, it does.

The Xnano has a small size. Measuring only 41 by 47 by 39 millimeters, or 1.61 by 1.85 by 1.54 inches, it is about the same size as an Apple Watch. This small size fits on cameras easily and looks good, even on smaller cameras, thanks to the hotshoe. It weighs a mere 48 grams, or 1.7 ounces. The gadget is powered by a lithium battery, which USB-C charges in two hours. Firmware updates are also possible with ease thanks to the USB-C interface.

The Xnano’s main feature is its touchscreen user interface, which makes adjusting controls simpler and more intuitive. To modify other settings and power levels, users can tap and swipe. For a more tactile feel, there are buttons on the side instead. These buttons are also essential for photographers who use gloves while working. Additionally, a screen lock feature keeps them from unintentionally altering settings.

The screen is an OLED touchscreen that has a high contrast ratio and a quick refresh rate. Sliding left or right allows users to quickly change the screen’s brightness, and there are many brightness settings available for both indoor and outdoor use.

With regard to lighting control, the Xnano has two-way TCM, which enables quick switching between TTL and Manual modes. This increases lighting control and facilitates switching between shooting scenarios more swiftly. Users will be able to fine-tune control by adjusting the power of each group of lights individually or all at once.

Reliable Godox/Flashpoint lighting control is made possible by the unit’s 2.4GHz Godox Wireless X system connectivity. Other users’ interference is avoided by having a spare channel scanning function. The forthcoming retro camera flash can be connected to the Xnano with just one tap thanks to the Wireless Sync feature, which simplifies the pairing process. With firmware updates, this feature will also be available for other Godox lights.

The Godox Xnano can be found at most camera stores, while Adorama carries the Flashpoint R2 Nano in versions compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus cameras. All versions cost $89, and a case and USB-C cable are included. As per Godox, the Xnano is anticipated to start shipping by the end of January.

Topics #Flash Trigger #Godox Wireless X System #Godox Xnano #Lighting Accessories #Wireless TTL