The SmallHD Focus monitor was a very exciting announcement earlier this year. In this video, I share my thoughts after using with with the Sony a6500. In short, this is the best camera monitor for $500 if you take the cons into consideration.
SmallHD Focus 5″ Monitor
Available on B&H Photo Video.
For power to your camera, you can use any adapter or DC cable that has a 3.5×1.35mm male connector. A cable like this one on Amazon.com one linked below will work with most adapters.
The Good Stuff
- Great resolution for a 5” Monitor
- Solid brightness at 800 nits
- Fantastic interface
- LUT compatibility
- Very good assist features
- Swivel mount with auto flipping screen
- High quality cables
- Touch screen
The No So Good Stuff
- No power input other than the battery
- Small Vector scope
- Expensive battery adapters for cameras
- Poor battery life indicator
All in all the SmallHD Focus is one of the best 5 inch camera monitors on the market right now.
I’m very excited to see what this $500 monitor does to the market and how competition heats up going forward.
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