By technical editor Matt Allard:
SmallHD has just announced a companion to the 502 5″ monitor they unveiled at NAB 2015. The 501 is an HDMI only version that will retail for $899 US. It comes with all the same features as the 502 including framing guides, focus assist, false colour, zebra, histogram, waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade and custom 3D LUTs. The 501 also features a HDMI pass through for added versatility.
The 502 was one of the stand out products we saw at NAB 2015 and I am sure the 501 will also prove to be just as popular. While a lot of manafacturers have decided to make larger on-camera monitors I think going back to a smaller 5″ design is a much smarter option for today’s crop of smaller cameras and gimbals.
You will be able to use the 501 as an EVF with the Sidefinder which will be available as a $300 add-on accessory.
For more information head over to the smallHD website.