Godox AD300pro vs Godox AD400pro

Godox has announced two Godox flagship camera flashes: Godox AD300pro vs Godox AD400pro serveral years ago, all of which are excellent and compact. If these two Godox camera flashes with battery, recycle time, power output improvement over its previous models, like the Godox V1, these two models are best options. But which one is the right one for you.

Below is a spec for spec breakdown of Godox two models: the Godox AD300pro, and the Godox AD400pro.

Specs

Specs

Godox AD300pro

Godox AD400pro

Maximum Power  

300Ws

400Ws

Power Control

9 Stops

9 Stops

Recycle Time

0.01 to 1.5 Sec (Full Power)

0.01 to 0.9 Sec (Full Power)

Color Temperature

3000 to 6000K +/- 500K

5600K +/- 200K

Modeling Light Bulb Type  

LED

LED

Sync Type  

Radio

Button, Cable, Optical, Radio

Built-In Wireless Receiver

Yes  

Yes

Power Source  

AC Adapter, Integrated Battery

AC Adapter, Integrated Battery

Flash Duration  

 1/220 to 1/10,200 Sec

1/240 to 1/12,820 Sec

Reflector  

Changeable

Changeable

Sync Speed

1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)

1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)

Wireless Frequency

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

Wireless Channels / Groups  

32 / 5

32 / 5

Delay Range

0.01 to 30 Sec

0.01 to 30 Sec

Battery Capacity  

2600 mAh

2600 mAh

Flashes Per Charge  

300 Flashes

390 Flashes (Full Power)

Dimensions  

 190.0 x 100.0 x 90.0 mm

102.0 x 128.0 x 220.0 mm, Including Battery

Weight  

1.25 kg, Including Battery, Flash Tube

2.1 kg, Including Battery

Comparability

Nikon Canon Sony Fuji Olympus Panasonic Camera

Nikon Canon Sony Fuji Olympus Panasonic Camera

 

Price and Size

Before we dive into the details, we should address one of the most important differences between the two camera flash models: the price. The Godox AD300pro starts at $499.00, and the Godox AD400pro goes for $649. This little expensive Godox AD400pro offers 400ws power output and 390 flashes per charge.

Flash Output and Through-The-Lens

Now, let’s talk about the flash output and through the lens feature. Godox often does an excellent job of flash output. The Godox AD300pro features 300ws, and the Godox AD400ws. The Godox AD400ws has an additional 100ws flash output compared with the Godox AD300ws. In practice, this means the Godox AD400pro allows photographers more versatility to take pictures in more prominent spaces and capture subjects at a greater distance. In addition to flash output, the Godox AD300pro and the Godox AD400pro feature Through-The-Lens, which photographers can use to get accurate and consistent exposures by continuously adjusting the flash output throughout the shoot. You may want to change the camera flash manually if you are old-school. But it is a time-saver when you are shooting in certain situations.

Battery life, High-Speed Sync, and Flash Duration

The high-speed sync and flash duration are the most essential features. These two camera flash models’ excellent battery allows for fast charging. The Godox AD400pro is charged fully for almost 2 hours, and the Godox AD300pro goes for 2.5 hours. In terms of battery life, both the Godox AD300pro and the Godox AD400pro max out at 2600mAh but offer 300 full-power flashes and 390 full-power flashes separately.

When it comes to high-speed sync, the Godox AD300pro and the Godox AD400pro offer 1/8000 Sec. That means the $699 Godox AD400pro has the same high-speed sync as the Godox AD300pro ($397). If you have a tight budget and want an excellent sync speed, the Godox AD300pro is worth checking out, which also helps photographers to freeze fast-moving subjects and get some fantastic images.

The Godox AD400pro updates flash duration (1/240 to 1/12,820 Sec), which offers a wider selection of shutter speeds, allowing for greater flexibility in different lighting conditions.

Recycle Time and Color Temperature

In terms of recycle time, the Godox AD300pro and the Godox AD400pro come with 0.01 to 1.5 Sec and 0.01 to 0.9 Sec individually. The Godox AD300pro and the Godox AD400pro have a great recycle time, which Godox claims to be some of the best and most practical recycle time available. Combined with shooting preferences and other features, you could choose one to suit your needs.

Speaking of color temperature, this Godox AD300pro has a color temperature of 3000 to 6000K +/- 500K, and the Godox AD400pro comes with 5600K +/- 200K. The Godox AD400pro’s narrow range could ensure consistent daylight balance, and the Godox AD300pro’s range could offer versatility for adapting to different lighting environments. 

Modeling Light and Firing Methods

Finally, we’ll talk about the modeling light and firing methods. These two camera flashes come with modeling light that helps photographers view the shadows, highlights, and overall lighting effects before capturing the image. Regarding firing methods, the Godox AD300pro and the Godox AD400pro come with a built-in wireless control system, which thus offers greater flexibility in positioning the flash units and allowing for more creative lighting arrangements.

Conclusion

If you’re paying out of pocket and want to save some cash, the Godox AD300pro would be a fine choice. The Godox AD300pro also has many excellent features, just like the expensive Godox AD400pro. Its battery life is every bit as good as the Godox AD400pro. If your budget has some wiggle room, the $699 Godox AD400pro is worth considering.

 Godox AD400pro Acessories:

Godox Snoot for AD400Pro Flash Head

Godox BD-08 Barndoor Kit for AD400Pro Outdoor Flash

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