CARY, NC — SmallHD (www.smallhd.com), which specializes in compact, high definition field monitors, has introduced the 501, a five-inch, full HD, on-camera monitor that’s priced at $899. It joins the 502 monitor and Sidefinder viewfinder, which were introduced at NAB in April.
The compact 501 delivers 1,920×1,080 resolution images with a high level of sharpness and detail. It differs from the 502 in its input/output capability — the 501 features a full-size HDMI in/out interface, which results in a $300 savings over the 502, thanks to the reduction in circuitry.
Both the 501 and 502 measure 2.95x5.78x.80-inches, and both are housed in an aluminum frame with a rubberized coating. The 501’s menu system is easily navigated with the flick of the thumb, and can display a range of features quickly. It offers framing guides, focus assist, false color and zebra exposure indicators, HD waveform, image capture and 3D LUT import capability.
Like the 502, the 501 can be used as the display for SmallHD’s Sidefinder electronic viewfinder, transforming it into a high definition monitor/EVF combo. The Sidefinder 501 (501 and Loupe) will be priced around $1,200.