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Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade

You Pay: $19.95
Product Highlights
  • Eliminates Unwanted Glare
  • Durable Nylon Construction
  • Fits 3" to 3.5" 16:9 LCD Screens

The Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade is designed to prevent glare or sunlight from hitting the surface of your camera's LCD screen, allowing for greater visibility when shooting. Sized to fit swing-out LCD screens that measure 3" to 3.5", the Camshade uses elastic straps to secure itself from the back of the LCD. After use, the shade can be folded flat for easy storage.

A must for shooting outdoor photos or videos
Eliminates unwanted glare and makes your LCD screen appear sharp and bright
Folds flat quickly and can be stored compactly
Composed of injection-molded plastic covered in water resistant nylon, with elastic mounting straps
Fits all camcorders with 3" to 3.5" 16x9 HD LCD screens (measured diagonally)
Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade
  • 18-Month Warranty
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    Camtrol3.5" LCD Camshade
     
    4.4

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Compact (5)
    • Improves performance (5)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Semi-pro photographer (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (11)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Almost a required accessory

        My Panasonic TM900 camcorder has an eye-level, electronic viewfinder which is very handy for shooting in bright lighted areas. However, if I want to use the camera's LCD screen, this Camshade really helps...Read complete review

        My Panasonic TM900 camcorder has an eye-level, electronic viewfinder which is very handy for shooting in bright lighted areas. However, if I want to use the camera's LCD screen, this Camshade really helps screen the LCD from glare and makes the imagery more easily seen. I cannot imagine using the LCD viewfinder in a bright daylight environment without this shade or without jury-rigging some sort of a shade.
        The Camshade fits quite snugly and securely on the LCD.
        NOTE: This shade is ONLY DESIGNED for the flip out LCD monitors of camcorders. It WILL NOT WORK on a DSLR camera that is not equipped with a flip-out LCD screen. I don't know if it will work with a SLR cameras tilting LCD screen but, I doubt it!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Okay, but I probably won't use it much.

        I'm sure this thing would help for outdoor shooting, but it does interfere with the touch screen operation on my camcorder. This makes me doubt that I'll use it very much. Okay to...Read complete review

        I'm sure this thing would help for outdoor shooting, but it does interfere with the touch screen operation on my camcorder. This makes me doubt that I'll use it very much. Okay to have on hand, I guess. A bit pricey for a simple, low-tech (and not especially well-made) item.

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        5.0

        Does the trick

        By John

        from Roswell, GA

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

            We use this screen shade when filming HS athletic contests during the daytime. The sun always seems to be in the perfect position to glare off the LCD screen, but the shade allows us to see the screen even on the brightest day.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Works OK but slightly small on my FS100

            By Cliff

            from Hollywood FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Slightly too small

              Best Uses

                Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                This shade is well built but just barely fits on my Sony FS100. The square covers right to the edge of the video screen. (so it sits on the very "inside" edge of the frame)

                It works OK but I wish it was lightly larger, at least in width.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                3.5" LCD Camshade by Camtrol

                By NIck

                from Adamstown, MD

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                  I have a Sony HDR-PJ580 HandyCam which is a great Video Camera without a View Finder. The LCD 3" Screen is the only way to compose the subject which is not possible in bright sunlight. The 3.5" LCD Camshade by Camtrol solves the problem completely. Well made and designed!Why Sony sells an $800 camera without this accessory included in the package is hard to understand. It is either arrogance or stupidity! You decide!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A bit small

                  By JDias

                  from Rio de Janeiro - RJ

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                    A bit small for use with Sony EX1R

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Okay, but I probably won't use it much.

                    By Vixter

                    from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects

                    Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                    I'm sure this thing would help for outdoor shooting, but it does interfere with the touch screen operation on my camcorder. This makes me doubt that I'll use it very much. Okay to have on hand, I guess. A bit pricey for a simple, low-tech (and not especially well-made) item.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Almost a required accessory

                    By rpcrowe

                    from Escondido, CA

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                      My Panasonic TM900 camcorder has an eye-level, electronic viewfinder which is very handy for shooting in bright lighted areas. However, if I want to use the camera's LCD screen, this Camshade really helps screen the LCD from glare and makes the imagery more easily seen. I cannot imagine using the LCD viewfinder in a bright daylight environment without this shade or without jury-rigging some sort of a shade.
                      The Camshade fits quite snugly and securely on the LCD.
                      NOTE: This shade is ONLY DESIGNED for the flip out LCD monitors of camcorders. It WILL NOT WORK on a DSLR camera that is not equipped with a flip-out LCD screen. I don't know if it will work with a SLR cameras tilting LCD screen but, I doubt it!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice Shade

                      By D-n-A

                      from St Paul, MN

                      About Me Semi-Pro

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                          Very low cost and flexible shade that works great on Canon Flip-out LCD's like the 60D and T3i. It allows quick installation and removal so that the camer can fit back in it's camera bag without any attachment to the LCD.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fits Panasonic HMC 150 perfect

                          By troubleshooter

                          from California

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                              Purchased Camshade for Panasonic HMC 150. Works exactly like expected.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              a perfect fit

                              By dcm1943

                              from lansing mi

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                                on a bright day it cuts the sun and males the screen visible

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                I would buy this product again.

                                By Floridahank

                                from Ocala, Florida

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                                  Works as advertised.

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Simple, effective

                                  By Paul

                                  from Sacramento, CA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sunny days

                                    Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                                    I use this to shade my Canon Vixia HF s21 LCD display. I like the adjustable Velcro straps, I can keep them loose enough to slide on and off quickly. The cover tends to make contact with the touch screen, sending me into a menu page every now and then but not the end of the world. Folds flat and into my pocket easily.

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                                    • No

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                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Just what I was looking for

                                    By flashdoc

                                    from Brooklyn, NY

                                    About Me Housewife

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Blocks the sun
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Still close viewing

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Camtrol 3.5" LCD Camshade:

                                      I ordered this item to try on my Sony digital camera and Fufi 3D camera and it works. I still have to get close on a very sunny day but it is definitely an improvement.

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