Aputure Nova P600C RGBWW 600w LED Soft Light

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Aputure comes in yet again with a new and hugely improved release which is the Aputure Nova P600C. Is it the latest and greatest? That is to be determined but here is what we have so far… and it’s looking promising…

What’s New?

  • The Aputure Nova P600C has a new 600W RGBWW chipset making it the brightest 2×1 LED soft panel on the market (as of the time of writing), boasting up to 2,298 lux / 215 fc @ 3 m / 6500 K. That is pretty much two times as bright as the P300C! 🤯
  • It is the first Aputure fixture to feature multiple light engines and pixel control via the built-in effects or DMX.
  • Unlike the P300C, it will have a detachable diffuser to give you the option of a harder light.
  • The yoke has also seen an upgrade upon the P300C, now with a curved design like the LS600D/X Pro, which maintains ample tilt maneuverability when using modifiers.
  • The control box has also been updated with contact pins built directly into the lightning clamp for a cable-less connection.
  • It will also integrate out of the box with Aputure Sidus Link which allows you to wirelessly network with other Sidus-enabled lights via the Sidus Link mobile app. It will still have 5-Pin DMX512 and in addition, lighting techs can also control it wirelessly using its built-in Lumenradio CRMX.

Key Features

  • 600W RGBWW 2×1 LED Soft Light Panel
  • 70% brighter than the S60C, double the output of the P300C
  • Desaturable HSI to any CCT from 2000-10000K
  • 19 Built-in Lighting FX with over 300+ Industry Standard Gels
  • 360-degree rotatable disk-brake curved yoke
  • Cable-less Contact Pin Control Box Interface
  • 2 Output Modes: Constant & Maximum
  • Steplessly Dim from 0.1 to 100%
  • Lead-Follow Mode when used with other P600Cs
  • Frequency Selection to Reduce Flicker
  • Removable diffusion & option for Intensifier
  • Built-in Lumenradio Control
  • Capable of 16-bit DMX dimming
  • Separate raincoat (for weatherproofing) and softbox options
  • Pole-operation yoke options for available

P600C vs P300C vs S-60C

Aputure are definitely making their mark in the world of LED lighting for video/cinema; their Nova series often compared to the ARRI SkyPanels. In some ways the Nova series could be the better option. However for now we can only compare what we have on paper as we do not have the lights available to test side by side and in real world use.

Photometrics

DistanceP600CP300CARRI S-60C
3m2,167 lux / 202 fc1,100 lux / 102 fc1,233 lux / 115 fc
5m847 lux / 79 fc430 lux / 40 fc444 lux / 41 fc
@ 5600 K

Colour Temperature Range

P600CP300CARRI S-60C
2,000 – 10,000 K2,000 – 10,000 K2,800 – 10,000 K

Dimensions & Weight

P600C P300C ARRI S-60C
80.2 x 48.2 x 18.0 cm / 13.7 kg 56.2 x 45.7 x 16.6 cm / 10.4 kg 68.8 x 43.3 x 13.3 cm / 14.1 kg
with yoke

Power Consumption

P600C P300C ARRI S-60C
600 w360 w400 w
peak

Pricing

P600C P300C ARRI S-60C
$5,495.00* (NZD)$3,199.00* (NZD)Approx. $14,075.00** (NZD)

*Pricing is correct as of the time of writing. Please refer to our website for current pricing.
**Pricing is an approximation only, at the time of writing.

Accessories

Light Modifiers

Accessories and modifiers have not yet been announced by Aputure but we imagine they will be similar to the offerings available for the P300c. Third-party brands like DoPchoice and Chimera will have their own options.

Battery Power

Similar to the LS600D Pro, the Aputure Nova P600C has a 3-Pin XLR 48V/15A DC battery input. To power it with a battery, you will need a system that can sustain 720w of power at 48V/15A. You may have seen the Aputure 2-bay power station for the P300C however this will NOT sustain the required load. You will need a block battery or 4-bay V-mount battery station that can supply the required load to safely power the Aputure Nova P600C.

Stands

The Aputure Nova P600C is a big boy so you’ll need to come equipped with a ‘junior’ stand if you want to use this light. We have some great options from Kupo such as the Kupo 542MB and the Kupo 483T.

Pricing & Availability

The Aputure Nova P600C will retail for $5,495.00* (NZD) and with Aputure’s hard shell rolling case it will go for $5,995.00* (NZD). It is expected to be available in Q4 of 2021. Visit our online store where you can place an order. We will have demo/rental units available upon release.

*Pricing is correct as of the time of writing. Please refer to our website for current pricing.

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