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Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood

B&H # SOSHL32W Mfr # SHL-32W
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Product Highlights
  • Fits Most Prosumer Camcorders
  • Protects Panel from Overhead Lights
  • Folding Design

The Sony SHL32W LCD Hood is designed to fit on the 3.2" LCD panel of most prosumer camcorders. The hood shields the LCD panel from bright overhead lights. The folding design allows the hood to remain on the camcorder even when the camera is placed in a camera bag.

Construction
  • ABS and Olefine material
  • Folding design allows the hood to remain on the camcorder
LCD Hood for a camcorder with 3.2" LCD panel
Shields the LCD panel from bright overhead lights
Operating Temperature is +32 to +50° F (+0 to +10° C)
Storage Temperature is +14 to +140° F (-10 to +60° C)
Compatible with most Sony prosumer camcorders
Material ABS and Olefine
Attachment Method Clips on
Exterior Dimensions 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 1.0" (89 x 60 x 25mm) (WxHxD) 1
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Weight 1.5 oz (40g)
Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    SonySHL-32W LCD Hood
     
    4.3

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Improves performance (12)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (9)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Compact (6)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (10)
    • Independent films (4)
    • Home movies (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (6), Business owner (3), Professional artist (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    More efficient than expected

    This unit is actually more efficient than I expected. Having owned one of the elastic band type LCD glare guards, I had a preconceived idea of how this Sony model would work; however,...Read complete review

    This unit is actually more efficient than I expected. Having owned one of the elastic band type LCD glare guards, I had a preconceived idea of how this Sony model would work; however, I was pleasantly surprised. The hard plastic housing that slides onto the LCD is specifically made for the Sony 3.2" LCDs, so the fit is perfect. The vinyl coated (I assume) card stock flaps seem to be large enough to offer protection in most circumstances and the loop & hook fasteners are adequate. Although I believe the physical construction materials could be better, this unit is par with other similar products, but being designed for Sony makes it a good choice IF you have a Sony. I'm don't know if it would work with other manufacture's LCDs or not.

    My largest complaint is the cost. It's twice the price of an 'elastic band' model, so you'll have to determine if the better fit and faster time to put the unit on and off is worth the extra $. BTW; by folding the LCD onto the camera with the LCD screen facing up (rather than the normal way with the LCD screen down) you "can" leave the unit on the camera at all times. So, I suppose depending upon your personal preferences, that's another plus.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Save the expense - go for something else

    I opened up the package excited to see the hood on my camera, but was disappointed at the construction and quality of the hood. The sides are secures with velcro that has less stick...Read complete review

    I opened up the package excited to see the hood on my camera, but was disappointed at the construction and quality of the hood. The sides are secures with velcro that has less stick than the cord wraps I have used for years. The Hood is no more than plasticized stiff card stock. Not worth the money paid, but it has a nice Sony logo on the side. Save the money, and make your own with some gaffers tape and a bit of mat board.

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    2.0

    Does the job, not what expected

    By Toad

    from Apple Valley, MN

    About Me New to filming

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Design

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies

    Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

    Have not been able to use this product yet, but should work as needed. Expected product to be a metal housing for the price, but is actually a vinyl fold-down hood which stays open with velcro. Didn't really need this product, only purchased so that it would be available if needed.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Good for outdoor shooting

    By Prof Chuck

    from Michigan

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Seeing viewfinder picture
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

      Really helps shade the viewfinder. Must open it carefully and it adds about a minute to your set-up, but, worth it in bright daylight conditions. It seemed a little flimsy at first, but, it works well. Could have been a little less costly. We only use it when needed, so that isn't every time you use the camera. Light weight, but, so far the students haven't broken it after two semesters. We have 4 of them on the student cameras and I bought this one for me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      works fine

      By naples_vidiot

      from Naples Florida

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

      Assembles easy, collapses easy, and slides off easy without scratching when you don't need it. Nice Sony logo on side. It works!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great little hood

      By j.outpaddlin

      from Canada

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Serious amateur

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Good interface w monitor
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bright conditions
        • Shooting Outdoors
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

        Shades the monitor very well from the sun.
        Can remain on the LCD monitor even when not in use.
        Protects the monitor.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        It works great.

        By Art

        from Valley Center, CA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

        I purchased this for my Sony FX 1000. This unit fits nicely over the screen. When finished using, it folds down very neatly and fits on the back of the screen for storage. It does a great job.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Big difference in bright conditions

        By Works great with the NX5U

        from Cody, WY

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

          I bought this for my Sony NX5U, and it fits perfect. The shade can be left on when you close the LCD if it is facing up, and folds flat on top. Only gripe is that the sides of the shade have velcro tabs that are a little tricky to line up after unfolding them.
          Overall, very pleased to be able to see the LCD better and save battery by keeping the screen backlight off.

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          • No

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          4.0

          It is very useful product

          By Marchis Emil

          from Bacau / Romania

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Flimsy Design

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

          It is very easy to use but the thistle is not very proffesional... Anyway it's making filming in the sun very nice.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          [...]

          By TomJDaniels

          from Yorba Linda, Ca

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Interface With Camcorder
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

            [...]I use this particular product for outdoor shoot when the sun is bright and I can't view the LCD screen. The Sony LCD Hood allows me to view the LCD screen without sun glare.

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Jeucu

            from Wilmington, DE

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Interface With Camcorder
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

              I use the item when shooting in sunlight.

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              4.0

              Must have for outdoor shooting

              By KPO

              from Belleville, MI

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy Design
              • Sides take a memory set

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

              Folds to compact size for storage. Effective sun shade for my monitor screen on a FX1000.

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              4.0

              More efficient than expected

              By jd`

              from Dacula, GA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

                This unit is actually more efficient than I expected. Having owned one of the elastic band type LCD glare guards, I had a preconceived idea of how this Sony model would work; however, I was pleasantly surprised. The hard plastic housing that slides onto the LCD is specifically made for the Sony 3.2" LCDs, so the fit is perfect. The vinyl coated (I assume) card stock flaps seem to be large enough to offer protection in most circumstances and the loop & hook fasteners are adequate. Although I believe the physical construction materials could be better, this unit is par with other similar products, but being designed for Sony makes it a good choice IF you have a Sony. I'm don't know if it would work with other manufacture's LCDs or not.

                My largest complaint is the cost. It's twice the price of an 'elastic band' model, so you'll have to determine if the better fit and faster time to put the unit on and off is worth the extra $. BTW; by folding the LCD onto the camera with the LCD screen facing up (rather than the normal way with the LCD screen down) you "can" leave the unit on the camera at all times. So, I suppose depending upon your personal preferences, that's another plus.

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                4.0

                Excellent tool

                By Alan Tay

                from Windsor, CO

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • EXPENSIVE

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor

                Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

                A very clever design by Sony!

                It provide execellent shading on my NX5U. Compact, light and easy to use. I like it most because it stays folded on the LCD screen when not in use. Very convenient for storage with the camera.

                Unlike some cheaper LCD shade, eg Hoodman, this shade stays in position once it is mounted on the LCD monitor.

                A must have gadget if you shoot outdoor in windy and bright sunshine like Colorado.

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                4.0

                Worth the money

                By David

                from Tampa, FL

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

                    I have one for each of my FX1000's. I can't imagine shooting outside without them. They are compact, lite, and install in seconds. Far easier to use than my petrol hood I had for my beloeved FX1's. If you own a fx100, AX2000, Z5U, or NX5U you should get one of these.

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                    5.0

                    Very Useful

                    By K

                    from NC

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                    • A bit pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

                    Use this with my HVR-Z5U and it is a real help. The camera has a fantastic LCD display and this helps to optimize the use of it when out of doors.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect!

                    By Gabe the Babe

                    from Las Vegas, Nevada

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

                      I purchased this for my Sony Z5U to keep the sun and/or existing lights from affecting the image on the monitor while shooting. It easily slips on and it's sturdy. I've had other hoods for other cameras, but a lot of them were a tad flimsy, kept on the monitor with an elastic band. They worked, too, but you had to adjust it all the time. This one goes on, and that's it. It won't move from its position. I'd recommend this particular hood over any competitor hood.

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                      2.0

                      Save the expense - go for something else

                      By Tom

                      from Columbus, Oh

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

                        I opened up the package excited to see the hood on my camera, but was disappointed at the construction and quality of the hood. The sides are secures with velcro that has less stick than the cord wraps I have used for years. The Hood is no more than plasticized stiff card stock. Not worth the money paid, but it has a nice Sony logo on the side. Save the money, and make your own with some gaffers tape and a bit of mat board.

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                        4.0

                        Unparalled Protection

                        By Chuck

                        from Farmington, Missouri

                        About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films

                          Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

                          I film prodominantly for the outdoor production industry. Filming outdoors offers a unique challenge in dealing with the sun light and how it can make seeing your lcd almost impossible. This product solves that problem,and it folds up nicely for easy storage.

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                            5.0

                            Nice Hood!

                            By Alberto

                            from Virginia Beach

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood:

                              I use this hood on my Sony FX-1000. What I like about this hood is that it's compact, folds and allows you to see your video in bright sunlight. There is nothing I can find wrong about this product and I would highly recommend to others who shoot outdoors during the day.

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