SmallHD will introduce its new 501 5-inch Monitor at Cine Gear Expo – the second field monitor in its new 500 Series of 5-inch HD on-camera monitors. It joins the 502 monitor and Sidefinder viewfinder introduced at NAB 2015.
Just like the 502, the 501 delivers 1920×1080 resolution images, but the 501 features an HDMI i/o interface, which saves $300 savings over the 502 due to the reduction in circuitry.
“By eliminating the high-speed SDI interface and signal cross-conversion, we’re able to cut the price below $900,” explained SmallHD co-founder Wes Phillips. “The 501 delivers a crisp and color-accurate display that is sharper than the newest iPhone, and high end features like HD waveform and 3D LUTs, making it the perfect professional camera-top monitor for smaller HDMI based cameras — not to mention that it integrates perfectly with the Sidefinder HD viewfinder accessory coming this summer.”
The 501’s menu system is navigated with the flick of the thumb, and can display a huge range of critical features ranging from framing guides, focus assist, false color and zebra exposure indicators, to HD waveform, image capture and 3D LUT import capability.