SmallHD does it again. After revolutionizing the world of on-camera monitors with its groundbreaking compact HD monitors, SmallHD introduces the next step in camera monitoring and viewfinding. Thanks to an entirely new platform, the 500 Series offers precision professional camera viewfinding equipment with more powerful processing, greater versatility, and expanded toolsets—all intuitive, cost effective, and easy to learn.
Configuring with EVF bracket and special fixing part for SmallHD, the 500 monitor can be fixed on the camera perfectly: much more robust than strong arm which is only dependent on single 1/4″-20 screw.
1. Full HD that’s Bright & Sharp
SmallHD 501 and 502 on-camera monitors feature Full HD, 1920×1080 LCD displays. With densely packed 441 pixel-per-inch screens, (more than iPhone 6), they are the sharpest 5-inch on-camera monitors on the market.
2. Optimum Broadcast Color
The 500 Series LCD displays can produce 85% of the NTSC Color Gamut (greater than the REC. 709 color standard), rivaling the color capabilities of OLED technology. The crisp 400 nit screen is bright enough to be easily viewed outdoors, and provides a 1500:1 contrast ratio for superior dynamic range.
3. Processing Power Means Format Dexterity
The new custom-built processing engine provides the power to make input video resolution and frame rate nearly irrelevant. The 500 Series monitors instantly analyze the incoming data stream, determine horizontal and vertical resolution and frame rate, then display whatever format has been sent, even when arbitrary. While the 501 has HDMI only, the 502 offers both SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs as standard, with cross conversion allowing HDMI input and SDI output, and vice versa.
4. 3D LUT
The 500 Series monitors can import 3D LUTs, via an SD card, to provide on-set previewing in real time of how a scene will look when later colorized in post-production.
5. Streamlined OS for Easy Navigation
The all-new operating system developed for the 500 Series products greatly simplifies menu navigation. With a flick of the thumb on the joystick button, the monitor will instantly zoom in or out of the source image, switch between tool presets, and zoom out to see multiple preset pages at once. The menus may be customized to allow instant switching between frequently used features.
6. Rugged & Dependable
The 500 Series monitors are housed in an aluminum frame with a rubberized exterior chassis, as well as a rubberized ABS plastic front bezel and back battery plate—for protection in the toughest conditions.
7. Practically Compact
The 501 weighs just 7-oz (217 g) and the 502 weighs 7.4-oz (230 g). They each measure 2.95” x 5.78” x 0.80” (75mm x 146.8mm x 20mm). Their size, weight and resolution make them an attractive option for shooters looking to attach one straight to the camera, while their robust mounting options and durability allow use on a gimbal or shoulder rig—without adding bulk.
Please visit SmallHD website for more information: http://store.smallhd.com/store/502-monitors-bundles/502-SDI-On-Camera-Field-Monitor and http://store.smallhd.com/store/501-monitors-bundles/501-HDMI-On-Camera-Field-Monitor
Note on Options
- SDI Option: 501 is HDMI version. 502 is SDI version, with HDMI and SDI inputs and outputs, also features cross conversion;
- Sidefinder Option: Specifically designed for 500 series monitor, can be flip out, also as an HD EVF.