If you are looking for cheap flashes and strobes, you’ve probably come across Godox and Flashpoint. You probably noticed that the products are pretty similar. The question is, are they the same? In this article, we will answer that question for you, and we will help you navigate both product lines.
Flashpoint is a Godox brand made for the US market, which is distributed by Adorama, so they make the same products. The benefit is that if you live in the US, you get a warranty and support via Adorama instead of waiting for support directly from Godox in China.
That would be the simple way of explaining the differences. Now let’s dig into more details.
As previously mentioned, Flashpoint is a Godox brand intended for the US market and distributed by Adorama. The support and warranty are Adorama’s obligations if you purchase Flashpoint equipment.
That being said, most of the gear between Flashpoint and Godox is the same. They just go under different names. The following table will help you differentiate all the products under the two brands.
|Flashpoint Zoom Li-on X R2 TTL||Godox V1|
|Flashpoint Zoom Li-on III R2 TTL||Godox V860 III|
|Flashpoint Zoom Li-ion R2 TTL||Godox V860 II|
|Flashpoint Zoom Li-on Manual R2||Godox V850 II|
|Flashpoint Zoom Li-ion Mini TTL R2||Godox V350|
|Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2||Godox TT685|
|Flashpoint Zoom II AA R2 TTL||Godox TT685II|
|Flashpoint Zoom R2 Manual||Godox TT600|
|Flashpoint Zoom-Mini TTL R2||Godox TT350|
|Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws||Godox AD360 II Wistro|
|Flashpoint ML-150 II Macro Ring Flash||Godox Macro Ring Flash ML-150 II|
|Flashpoint MF-R76 Macro Flash||Godox MF-R76|
|Flashpoint MF12 Macro Flash||Godox MF12|
|FlashBack Senior||Godox Lux Senior|
|FlashBack Junior||Godox Lux Junior|
|Flashpoint R2 PRO||Godox X-Pro|
|Flashpoint R2 Mark II TTL||Godox X2T|
|Flashpoint R2 Pro Mark II||None|
|Flashpoint R2 TTL||Godox X1T|
|Flashpoint R2T 32 Channel||Godox XT32|
|Flashpoint RF-400 Ring Li-On 400ws Ringflash||Godox Wistro AR400|
|Flashpoint XPLOR 100 Pro||Godox AD100 Pro|
|Flashpoint eVOLV 200||Godox AD200|
|Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Pro||Godox AD200 Pro|
|Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro||Godox AD300 Pro|
|Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro||Godox AD400 Pro|
|Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro||Godox AD600 Pro|
|Flashpoint XPLOR600 HSS TTL||Godox AD600B|
|Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS||Godox AD600BM|
|Flashpoint XPLOR Power 1200 Pro||Godox AD1200 Pro|
|Flashpoint XPLOR Power 2400 Pro||Godox P2400|
|Flashpoint Studio 400 Monolight||Godox SK400II|
|Flashpoint Studio 300 Monolight||Godox SK300II|
|Flashpoint Rapid 400 HSS||Godox QT400IIM|
|Flashpoint Rapid 600 HSS||Godox QT600IIM|
|Flashpoint Rapid 1200 HSS||Godox QT1200IIM|
|Flashpoint Studio Pro 400 III-V||Godox DP400IIIV|
|Flashpoint Studio Pro 600 III-V||Godox DP600IIIV|
|Flashpoint Studio Pro 800 III-V||Godox DP800IIIV|
|Flashpoint Studio Pro 1000 III-V||Godox DP1000IIIV|
|Flashpoint BLAZ 200||Godox MS200|
|Flashpoint BLAZ 300||Godox MS300|
|Flashpoint 120w Budget Flash||Godox E120|
|Flashpoint 160w Budget Flash||Godox E160|
|Flashpoint 300w Budget Flash||Godox E300|
Since the gear is the same between the two brands, that means it can work interchangeably. So if you have a Flashpoint trigger, you can trigger a Godox flash and vice versa. All of the accessories made for Godox products fit on Flashpoint products and the other way around.
Wistro is a product line of battery-powered monolights from Godox. So unlike Flashpoint and Godox, which is the same brand just for different markets, Wistro is just a product line. For example, Godox Wistro AD600BM is a Wistro flash made by Godox.
Thus far, you’ve learned that Flashpoint is Godox for the US market and is distributed and supported by Adorama. That means if you live in the US (or near), it is wise to purchase Flashpoint gear instead of Godox. That way, you can have support, warranty, and service from Adorama.
That means if something breaks and you need to return the product for replacement or service, Adorama will be a much faster option than waiting for Godox to service/replace the unit from China.
Adorama is known for good customer service, so it is a great choice.
If you live in Asia, purchasing Godox products is a better idea. Since Godox is made in China, servicing or replacing the products also goes through China. So if you are geographically near China, you’ll have decent customer service and experience.
On the other hand, if you try to get something repaired or replaced by Godox directly outside of Asia, you might end up waiting for months just for shipping. Of course, there are authorized service centers and resellers for Godox in other countries, but their stock and capabilities are limited.