On-Camera Monitors

by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
If Atomos’s monitors are already great, what could possibly make them better? If you ask Atomos, the brand would say adding more connectivity options so shooters can send their footage directly to the cloud to stream to the outside world or to instantly share with collaborators ups the ante. This is what the CONNECT lineup delivers and, after spending some time with it, I can confirm that it is a true next step for Atomos monitors. Three Monitors on Display The CONNECT series comprises a total of three products:
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
If you depend on the quality and professional functions of the SmallHD Smart 7 and Ultrabright on-camera video monitors, you’ll be happy to discover that SmallHD has announced the Smart 5 Monitor Series. With the same features as the Smart 7, but in a more compact 5" form, this latest line in SmallHD’s series of popular onboard monitors consists of the Ultra 5, Cine 5, and Indie 5 models, each equipped with features suiting them to different workflows. All models sport a 5" multitouch LCD interface encased in an anodized aluminum frame, both
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted
The Pro Video department at B&H Photo is happy to share with you Atomos’s announcement of the Shinobi 7, a 7" on-camera monitor with 2200 cd/m2 HDR display suitable for interiors and exteriors. Featuring a 1920 x 1200 pixel display, the Shinobi 7 is an evolution of the original 5" Shinobi on-camera monitor. In addition to a larger size, the Shinobi 7 supports 4K60, featuring an HDMI 2.0 input and output, as well as 2K60p via a 3G-SDI
by Ronald Francis ·Posted
Below we’ve compiled the most popular on-camera monitors at B&H for all budgets, many of them with dozens of detailed customer reviews on our website that you may find useful. The majority are from just several brands. Most of the brands, such as Elvid and FeelWorld, have a focus on affordable offerings. Two on the list, Atomos and SmallHD, provide a range from affordable to high end. Blackmagic Design is also highlighted, having recently
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Proving that Atomos monitor/recorders are as at home in a studio or on a broadcast truck as perched atop your camera, Atomos has announced the Atomos Shogun Studio II. Pending further details, here’s what we know so far about this successor to the Shogun Studio. The Shogun Studio II is a rack-mounted
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Jake Etes from B&H reviews the SmallHD: Focus 7, an on-camera monitor, featuring two hot-swappable batteries, a 7" screen for better focus and framing, impact-resistant plastic housing, and much more. This sharp monitor is also a touchscreen, giving you the ability to use gestures that make selecting menus and zooming in on your subject simple. Read more about this monitor
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted
When purchasing a camera monitor, some prefer to choose the accessories they want, rather than having to purchase a kit. SmallHD has announced its new FOCUS base monitor offerings, featuring the 5" FOCUS LCD HDMI, the 5" FOCUS LCD SDI, the
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted
“You have chosen wisely…” reads the line inside the cover when you open the box containing SmallHD’s new FOCUS 7 4K touchscreen HDMI on-camera monitor, a line many of you will fondly remember from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy has to choose the correct cup. But is the FOCUS 7 really the Holy Grail of on-camera monitors? I spent a few days with
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted
If a built-in LCD or even a 5" monitor is a bit too small for your production needs, there's good news: SmallHD has updated its FOCUS on-camera monitor line with the new FOCUS 7, a bright 7" IPS LCD monitor that supports up to UHD 4K video input and has a compact, lightweight profile that fits right in on top of a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or even a gimbal rig. The monitor maintains many of the popular features of its predecessor,
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Love the Atomos line of professional onboard monitor/recorders but have no need for external recording when shooting with your DSLR? Treat yourself to the 5" Atomos Shinobi monitor for accurate in-the-field viewing and precision image control. Compatible with HDMI-output DSLRs, mirrorless, or video cameras, the Shinobi also works as a high-quality monitor for most HDMI-out tablets and smartphones. The Shinobi supports a wide variety of
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted
I recently had the opportunity to work with the SmallHD 5.5" FOCUS OLED On-Camera Monitor for HDMI. What you need to know is swipe left, swipe right, swipe up, and swipe down. It takes a little time to figure it out—at first I was swiping too fast, but the touchscreen interface replaces front-panel buttons, switches, and knobs. It is a compact unit, sleek and smartly designed. I already own a 7" on-camera monitor from
by David Adler ·Posted
Following NAB, B&H has a bevy of new SmallHD products available for purchase. Whether you’re considering an on-camera monitor for your cinema camera, DSLR, or mirrorless camera, a director’s monitor, or a studio monitor, one of these latest kits should fill the bill nicely. FOCUS Monitor Kits SmallHD’s FOCUS monitors have been ever-popular with DSLR and mirrorless camera users, because they supply power to the camera while providing a high-quality screen for monitoring. New FOCUS monitors include a
by David Adler ·Posted
In honor of NAB 2018, for a limited time, if you're in need of an on-camera or production monitor you can order a SmallHD 703 UltraBright, 503 UltraBright, 702 OLED, or 1303HDR monitor as part of a discounted kit. 703 UltraBright Kits Popular with directors, the SmallHD 703 is a versatile option that can be used in nearly any filming situation, as their bright 2200 cd/m² LCD panels can outshine all but the brightest of glare. Three kits are available, with either
by David Adler ·Posted
B&H is proud to announce that we have new FeelWorld monitors available to kit out your camera or production suite. Perfect for your on-camera monitoring, the new FeelWorld 550, S450-M, A737, and
by David Adler ·Posted
If you’re looking for an HD monitoring solution that won’t outsize your small mirrorless or DSLR camera, the SmallHD FOCUS might be just right for you. The 5" touchscreen monitor connects via a single HDMI cable and is designed to fit right into a standard camera accessory shoe by way of its tilt arm. The arm itself is better designed for on-camera monitoring, compared to a standard ball-mount, because the monitor will always be level to the