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SmallHD AC7 On-Camera Monitor

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SmallHD AC7 On-Camera Monitor
Key Features
  • 7" IPS LCD
  • 1280 x 800 Resolution
  • HDMI, Component, Composite Inputs
  • Focus, Exposure, and Framing Tools
The SmallHD AC7 offers sophisticated focus, exposure, and framing tools in a 1280 x 800 HD, 7" IPS LCD display. Connections consist of HDMI, Component, and Composite inputs. The menu is controlled via a scroll wheel on top that both navigates through all the features and pushes-in to make selections. There are also two function buttons next to the scroll wheel that are assignable with the feature of your choice, such as Focus Assist. The backlight is adjustable from one extreme of brightness to another to best support your shooting environment, whether for bright outdoor situations or studio settings.
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SmallHD MON-AC7 Overview

The SmallHD AC7 offers sophisticated focus, exposure, and framing tools in a 1280 x 800 HD, 7" IPS LCD display. Connections consist of HDMI, Component, and Composite inputs. The menu is controlled via a scroll wheel on top that both navigates through all the features and pushes-in to make selections. There are also two function buttons next to the scroll wheel that are assignable with the feature of your choice, such as Focus Assist. The backlight is adjustable from one extreme of brightness to another to best support your shooting environment, whether for bright outdoor situations or studio settings.

The housing is relatively slim, and its bezels don't add much around the display. The monitor is lightweight, coming in at less than 1 lb, well suited for on-camera mounting without placing any stress on the camera.

The AC7 ships with a power supply, USB cable, and microfiber cloth. It supports V-Mount, Gold-Mount, and DV batteries via optional battery plate/bracket combinations. (To attach a battery, you'll need an AC7 Battery Adapter Plate and the battery bracket particular to the battery of your choice. The battery attaches to the battery bracket.)

Key Features
  • 7" IPS LCD display
  • 1280 x 800 HD resolution
  • 800:1 contrast ratio
  • 8-bit color depth
  • HDMI, Component, and Composite inputs
  • Sophisticated focus, exposure, and framing tools
  • Push-in scroll wheel menu/feature control
  • Two assignable function buttons
  • Adjustable backlight
Monitoring Tools
Focus Assist Plus
Focus assist filter.
Focus Assist Max
A more intense version of Focus Assist Plus.
Focus in Red
A further improvement of Focus Assist Plus.
False Color HL (High/Low)
Paints overexposed and underexposed areas in a specific color, similar to a Zebra filter but useful for dark tones as well.
False Color HML (High/Mid/Low)
Similar to False Color HL but also adds a new zone for Midrange/Skintone values at 55 IRE, plus a green gradient and purple gradient to highlight exposure values above and below the midrange.
Framing Guides
The AC7 features several Framing Guides (Crosshair, Crosshatch, Aspect, and Title) to help you line up your shot.
DSLR Scale
Most Canon and Nikon DSLR output signals do not fill a monitor's screen completely. The DSLR Scale function enables you to fill the full screen with the incoming signal.
1:1 Pixel Mapping
Magnifies a particular portion of an image to display it in nearly its native resolution.
2x Zoom
Zooms into the image past its native resolution.
Anamorphic Desqueeze
Stretches and crops to a 2:35 aspect ratio for a 16:9 input.
Monochrome
Have the choice to monitor in black and white with Monochrome.

SmallHD MON-AC7 Specs

Display
7" (17.8 cm) diagonal IPS LCD
Resolution
1280 x 800
Color Depth
8 bit
Pixels Per Inch
217 ppi
Brightness
400 nits
Contrast Ratio
800:1
Viewing Angle
160°
Color Gamut
~50% NTSC
Connections
1x HDMI input
1x Component RCA input
1x Composite RCA input
1x USB firmware input / 5 V output
Material
Aluminum skeleton, rubberized ABS housing
Mounting Threads
2x 1/4"-20
Power Consumption
12 W
Input Range
7 - 18 VDC
Auxiliary Input
5 V, 1 A via USB
Power Connector
Barrel
Dimensions
6.9 x 4.6 x 1.2 (17.5 x 11.7 x 3 cm)
Weight
0.75 lb (340 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.3 x 8.2 x 3.4"

SmallHD MON-AC7 Reviews

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question

I'm having problems getting an image signal to appear on the AC7 from my Lumix GH4 when shooting in 4K mode, even though the HDMI output of the camera is set to 1080. Has anybody used this combination successfully?
Asked by: William B.
I'm using canon 6d and 5d mark ???. I never have any problem on the AC7...
Answered by: OZGUN B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is there a battery plate available for this monitor so I can use my Sony NP batteries? I sure hope it don't cost an arm and a leg.
Asked by: Anonymous
Small HD does not currently make a battery plate for the Sony L series batteries.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2019-01-15

question

Does it have a tripod thread? Can't see it from the pic...
Asked by: Yoni P.
yes it has tripod threads on the sides and bottom
Answered by: New H.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Can I connect this to a Canon 1D-C? Thanks.
Asked by: Yoni P.
As long as you have a mini HDMI output on your 1D you should be able to. I use this with a CANON T3i and it works great.
Answered by: Alberto L.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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