DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog IP67 RGB Pocket LED Light Announced

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DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog IP67 RGB Pocket LED Light Announced

Last month, DIGITALFOTO has announced the launch of a new small RGB LED light: the DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog. This pocket-sized fixture can go from 2500K to 8500K and it has a full 360° HSI mode so you can reproduce nearly every color you wish. The casing is IP67 waterproof rated, and the back of the case is magnetic which is very handy for an accent light. Let’s take a closer look at it!

DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog – Similarities

Let’s start by saying that the DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog looks very similar to other fixtures on the market, like the SANDMARC ProLight, the Boling P1, the GODOX M1, and so on. There’s nothing wrong with similarities between the DIGITALFOTO version and other ones.

The Tree Frog on the left, the GODOX M1 on the top right corner, and the Boling P1.

I have the GODOX M1 in my camera bag, and it is a nice little accent light that can add a last-minute small punch of color in the background of your scene.

The Tree Frog has a lot of similarities with other pocket-sized RGB lights, including:

  • CCT mode: a 2500 to 8500K color temperature range with a CRI and TLCI of 97.
  • In RGB/HSI mode, you can adjust the hue from 0 to 360°, and the saturation from 0 to 100%.
  • A similar output of around 2000Lux at 0.5m.
Image credit: DIGITALFOTO
  • Built-in light effects: 20 on the Tree Frog, 15 on the competitors.
  • There’s a little screen at the back of the fixture that shows you the remaining battery life and all your settings.
  • A USB Type-C port charges the built-in battery (4.000mAh on the Tree Frog vs. 2410mAh on the GODOX M1) and doubles up as a power bank to charge your smartphone.
  • All of the lights are made out of aluminum.

However, the Tree Frog has a couple of differences compared to its competitors.

Image credit: DIGITALFOTO

DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog – Features

The Tree Frog is slightly bigger and heavier than the GODOX M1, for example, with dimensions of 156 x 83 x 16mm for a weight of 320g (240g for the M1). The bigger battery takes more space and is heavier, but you’ll have an expanded run time of around 3 hours at full power, according to the company.

Image credit: DIGITALFOTO

To adjust your settings, the Boling P1 and GODOX M1 uses few buttons and a dial. On the other hand, the DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog uses only buttons, which can be a bit slower, but more precise.

Image credit: DIGITALFOTO

Also, the Tree Frog is IP67 rated, which means it is dust proof and you can put it underwater at 1m for 30mins.

Image credit: DIGITALFOTO

And, like the Nanlite PavoTube II 6C that we reviewed, the back of the Tree Frog has built-in magnets so you can hang it on metal surfaces. Talking about mounting options, there are three 1/4″-20 mounting points – two at the bottom and one on the left side – to put it on a tripod/cold shoe adapter.

Image credit: DIGITALFOTO

Pricing and Availability

The DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog is available now for $129.00.

The light comes with a lot of accessories, including a carrying case, a mini handheld tripod, a tripod head, a protection cover, one honeycomb grid plus soft light cover, a USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and one small strap. That’s a lot of included accessories!

In terms of comparison, the Boling P1 retails for $139.00, and the GODOX M1 is $129.00 (with a special discount of $79.00 at the moment!).

What do you think about the Tree Frog? Do you already have a compact-sized RGB LED light in your backpack? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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Guillaume
Guillaume
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November 7th, 2020

I have the FalconEyes F7 which has the same light engine as all these lights (and same accessories with the rubber diffusion and honeycomb, which, by the way, you can’t really use at the same time). Color rendering is okay, terrible under 2800K and after 4200K the display is inaccurate (5600K is displayed as 6500K). The lighting effects are so bad, most are almost unusable, and they can’t be altered in any way or even dimmed down. The candle effect is ridiculous and there is no fire effect. The main problem is that the light is basically a 2-in-1: the RGB LEDs never interact at all with the color correct ones. It’s one or the other. All effects are done with the RGB diodes. This also means also that in CCT mode, you don’t have green/magenta adjustments, for example. It also means when you desaturate a color, it simply adds more RGB lights as opposed to blending in a neutral color temperature with the color correct LEDs. 0% saturation in RGB mode is a very dirty 6500K-ish. This is really not good. When charging, the light is capped at 70% of the output. Now, it’s not a bad light for the price, and I keep one in my kit, but I wouldn’t use it as anything else than an effects or background light.

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November 9th, 2020
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Hi Guillaume
Just to clarity, everything that you’ve mentioned here is related to the FalconEyes F7 and not DIGITALFOTO Tree Frog, correct?

When you write that both lights are using the same “light engine”, can you please point me to your source of information? It is always interesting to learn more.

Thank you!
Johnnie

Jan
Jan
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November 6th, 2020

There seems to be at least 5 if not more of these types of lights. Could you make a comprehensive article about those at one point? I still reference the native MFT wide angle lens guide to people today.

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