The Rotolight NEO 3 (Starter Bundle) continues to push on-camera lighting technology forward with the release of the incredibly compact and yet super bright NEO 3. Blending continuous RGBWW LED technology with flash functionality-including high-speed sync-allows hybrid shooters to enjoy one powerful lighting solution for all their work.
The NEO 3's small form factor is no indication of its output. It is 3 stops brighter than its predecessor with a measured output of 5,443 lux at 1meter in continuous mode or 10,700 lux when set to flash. This will give both photographers and videographers the ability to better control the look of their subject.
Having access to full RGB lighting with 16.7 million colors increases the versatility of the NEO 3. Plus, you can use it in the flash mode. This allows you to use the NEO 3 as a key, fill, or colored accent to create distinct looks in your images and video. The flash functionality is on par with traditional lights as it can sync at up to 1/8,000 second shutter speed. A huge plus of the NEO 3 is that it does not require any recycle time, permitting for rapid fire imaging without any loss in light quality or power.
On the back of the NEO 3 you will find all the controls you need to operate the light. Two physical knobs alongside a color touchscreen allow you to access any of your needed settings. Users can save presets to quickly recall some of their favorite modes. Plenty of other specialized modes are available, too. Users can quickly create special effects such as lightning or fire or stick to more conventional CCT (3,000-10,000K) and HSI options.
While on-camera operation is a key advantage of the NEO 3 it is just as comfortable off camera. The fixture has built-in wireless support using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for Rotolight HSS and Elinchrom Skyport transmitters as well as a 3.5mm sync port for wired devices.
The base model of the NEO 3 comes configured as a Starter Bundle with all the essential pieces needed to use the light.
|Photometrics||505.7 fc / 5443 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m
994 fc / 10,700 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m
|Color Temperature||3000 to 10,000K|
|Color Modes||Full RGB Tuning|
|Color Accuracy Standard||TLCI 99
|Fixture Dimensions||14 x 14 x 5 cm|
|Fixture Weight||354 g|
|Battery Plate||1 x Sony L-Series (NP-F)|
|Power Input Connection||Barrel / Coax|
|Fixture Mount||1/4"-20 Female|
|Remote Control Type||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi|
|AC Input power||None|
|Power Source||External Battery|
|Max Power Consumption||50 W|
|Power Supply Output||24 VDC|
|Package Weight||1.1 kg|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||29 x 22 x 11 cm|