Portkeys HD7H– Budget-Friendly 7-inch On-Camera Monitor

The Portkeys HD7H is Budget-Friendly 7-inch On-Camera Monitor with a claimed brightness of 1,000 nits that costs just $99 USD.

Now, for $99 USD you shouldn’t expect a lot. The panel’s resolution is 1280 x 720, and it will only cover 75% of the Rec.709 color space.

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Key features

  • 7-inch, 8-bit panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a 1000:1 contrast ratio.
  • Maximum brightness of 1,000nits.
  • 1 x HDMI input, 1 x 3.5mm audio output, 1 x AV input.
  • Built-in loudspeaker.
  • Maximum input resolutions: 4K DCI at 24p or 4K UHD at 30p.
  • Professional monitoring tools: Luma Histogram, False Color, Peaking.
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze: 1.33x, 1.5x, 2.0x, and custom aspect ratio from 0.25 to 4.0x.
  • Powered via a single Sony NP-F style battery or 5.5mm barrel connector 7.4V-24V power input.
  • Low power draw: only 10W.
  • Lightweight and rugged ABS and PC housing: only 278g / 9.8oz..
Input and output ports of the Portkeys HD7H monitor

This HDMI-only monitor can take video signals up to 4K30p, and it can be powered by a single Sony NP-F battery or externally via its power input port.

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The monitor is made of ABS and PC and it weighs 278g / 9.8oz and has physical dimensions of 178 x 104 x 25.8mm, which makes it suitable for use on mirrorless hybrids or small sized digital cinema cameras.

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At the bottom of the Portkeys HD7H, there is one full-size HDMI video input, and next to the HDMI input is an AV input port that doubles as a 3.5mm audio input. There is also 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-A port for future firmware upgrades, and a DC 7-24V power input with a 5.5mm barrel connector, which allows you to power the monitor externally.

Back of the Portkeys HD7H with loudspeaker

At the back of the HD7H, you’ll find a built-in Sony NP-F-style battery plate. With a low power draw of only 10W, a single Sony NP-F750 battery can power the monitor for up to 10 hours at full brightness.

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A built-in speaker at the back of the Portkeys HD7H lets you hear your audio when reviewing your footage.

Portkeys HD7H false color mode

At the top of the monitor there are two user-assignable buttons to toggle on and off your favorite monitoring tools quickly. The power switch, battery eject, menu, and navigation controls buttons are also located at the top of the monitor.

As far as mounting is concerned, there are three 1/4″-20 mounting points on the HD7H’s bottom, left, and right sides.

Portkeys HD7H peaking mode

The Portkeys HD7H has the usual array of video assist tools:

– Peaking with a new algorithm that is more precise than ever when focusing manually.

– Picture zoom.

– Anamorphic image de-squeeze with all the standard ratios (1.33x, 1.5x, 2.0x) and the possibility to enter a custom aspect ratio from 0.25 to 4.0x.

– Exposure assist tools, including Luma Histogram and False Color.

– Grids, Cross Hair, Check Field, Guides and Clip Guides.

– Vertical and Horizontal image flip, Display flip, and OSD flip modes.

– Contrast, Sharpness, Tint, Chroma, Colour Temperature, Brightness, and Backlight image adjustment settings.

– Function setting.

The monitor ships with a sunshade, a pair of side rubber covers to protect the monitor, a monitor mount, full-size HDMI and full-size to micro-HDMI cables, and one AV cable

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