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ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate

B&H # IKVL5KITN Mfr # VL5-KIT-N
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Product Highlights
  • 5" Anti-Glare Display with LED Backlight
  • HDMI Input
  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • 600:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 400 Nit Brightness
  • Peaking
  • Switchable Aspect Ratio
  • RGB Adjustability
  • DSLR Scaling
  • Sun Visor & Sun Hood Included

The ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate includes the VL5 monitor, a battery adapter plate for all Nikon EN-EL15 type batteries, an AC power supply, shoe mount, sun visor, and sun hood.

The VL5 monitor features a 5" anti-glare display and an HDMI input. It has an 800 x 480 resolution, a 600:1 contrast ratio, 400 nit brightness, an LED backlight, and several shot analysis/adjustment tools. These include peaking, aspect ratio guides, switchable aspect ratio, RGB adjustability, blue gun, underscan, and DSLR Scaling. DSLR Scaling is particularly for those DSLRs that output an image onto only a portion of a screen. This feature enables blowing up the image on most or the entire screen when connected to such DSLRs as the 5D Mk II. Please note the minimum frame rate that the monitor supports is 25 fps.

The visor and sun hood work together. You can use only the visor if you want, or you can attach the sun hood right onto the visor to most completely block out sun light when shooting outdoors. Both are removable. The sun hood attaches to the visor by included touch fasteners.

VL5 Key Features
  • 5" anti-glare display with an LED backlight
  • HDMI input
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • 600:1 contrast ratio
  • 400 nit brightness
Included Items
  • 100-240V AC Adapter
  • Nikon EN-EL15 type battery plate
  • Sun hood
  • Sun visor
  • Shoe mount
Peaking
The VL5 is equipped with both Monochrome and Color Peaking. Peaking highlights a desired focus area in a bright color outline. At the adjust of the focus control, the outline become sharper and sharper until razor sharp, which indicates optimal focus.
Blue Gun
Blue Gun enables you to quickly calibrate your monitor to ensure that the image you're seeing on the monitor is exactly the same color that your camera is capturing. Blue Gun does this by isolating the color blue in the image and allowing you to tweak individual color bars for precise calibration.
Screen Size 5" diagonally (12.7 cm)
Resolution 800 x 480
Frames Per Second (FPS) Minimum: 25

Note: This monitor does not support 24fps
Contrast Ratio 600:1
Brightness 400 nit
Viewing Angles 150° horizontal & 130° vertical
Input 1x HDMI
Backlight LED
Surface Treatment Anti-glare
Voltage 5 to 16 VDC
Dimensions 5.27 x 0.62 x 3.58" (134 x 16 x 91 mm)
Weight 0.33 lb (0.15 kg)
ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate
  • 100-240V AC Adapter
  • BP5 Nikon EN-EL15 DV Battery Plate for ikan Monitors
  • SHL5 Sun Hood for VL5 Monitor
  • Sun Visor
  • Shoe Mount
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

  • Included Free

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    ikanVL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Just What I needed!

        By Ryan

        from Woodniville, Wa

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Battery Indicator
        • Status Light Always On

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Filming
        • Sports Games

        Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate:

        I bought this monitor to use on my Sony HandyCam HDR-XR200 video camera. I film my sons' youth sports games and it is very hard to see the little flip out screen on my camera and tell what is in the frame, how much zoom is proper, or even where the ball is.

        So far I have only used it to film a couple of outdoor soccer games but it has worked PERFECTLY and is exactly what I needed! The screen is bright & easy to see, even in direct sunlight. The screen has a matte type finish so the reflection is kept to a minimum and is not an issue at all. The monitor is light and adjustable however I need. The included sunhood works excellently.

        The only negatives I've noticed so far is that the little status light stays on when the battery is attached even when the monitor is off, and although its a small draw, it still seems uneccessary power use. And so far I have not found a battery status indicator to tell how much charge is left in the battery, that would be very helpful. I have only used it for about 90' on one charge so I have no idea how long the battery will last but an additional battery will not cost very much so its not a big deal at all.

        I have not had an issue with the battery plate or retainer clips as other have mentioned. However, I did have trouble getting the plate to slide on & lock in place on the back of the monitor. It was actually due to the little "slots" on the plate not being sized properly. So I took an exacto knife and just shaved them ever so slighty and now it works perfectly.

        Overall this is perfect for my needs, exactly what I wanted, and is a great deal for the price! (and I think it makes my camcorder look cooler! hahah) I would not hesitate to recommend or buy it again! Thanks BHP!

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        3.0

        Batter plate

        By Wilson

        from New York City

        Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate:

        The monitor does is job which for me is to help focus. The battery plate is lousey. It has to clamp to hold the battery. They broke off on the first day. The battery still stays in place but not with a good grip. But for the price this is a decent LCD.

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        5.0

        Very Nice!

        By Keshishian Cinematography

        from Miami Beach, FL, USA

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate:

            I am using the VL5 on my Glidcam system. Easy to use and extremely helpful.

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            4.0

            Articulated screen for Nikon D7100

            By Roger

            from Westport MA

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Battery Plate Cheap

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Macro Photography
            • Showing Pictures

            Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate:

            I recently bought a Nikon D7100 camera. The only thing that I do not like is that the D7100 does not have an articulated LCD. So I bought the IKAN VL5.5. The IKAN VL5.5 is essentially a 5 inch articulated screen, and more. It comes with a ball head that attaches to the 'hot shoe'. This allows me to swivel the LCD in any direction. It uses the same battery as the D7100, so I do not need to carry additional types of batteries. The IKAN 5 inch LCD connects to the D7100 via an HDMI cable and can view anything that the camera LCD can view. I can use it to assist focusing via Live View, or to view photos. The only reasons that I did not give 5 stars is that the battery holder/connection is rather cheap and it did not come supplied with an HDMI cable. Otherwise this device does exactly what I need.

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            5.0

            Well Designed

            By Big Mike

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ikan VL5 5" HDMI Field Monitor Kit with Nikon EN-EL15 Type Battery Plate:

                This monitor was acquired solely for added focusing ability with a DSLR, and it meets the need very well.

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