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SmallHD 501 HDMI On-Camera Monitor with 3D LUT Support

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SmallHD 501 HDMI On-Camera Monitor with 3D LUT Support
Key Features
  • 5" 1920 x 1080, HDMI Monitor
  • 441 Pixels-Per-Inch Display
  • HD Scopes
  • HDMI In/Out with Downstream LUTs
SmallHD's 501 HDMI On-Camera Monitor with 3D LUT Support brings full HD resolution to a durable lightweight on-camera monitor the size of a smartphone. The screen packs 441 pixels per inch, providing a sharp clear image on such a small screen. It features HDMI input and HDMI output. With a rubberized aluminum frame, the unit is 3/4" thick and weighs about 9 ounces, so it is light enough to mount to your camera without weighing you down, yet extremely rugged.
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SmallHD MON-501 Overview

SmallHD's 501 HDMI On-Camera Monitor with 3D LUT Support brings full HD resolution to a durable lightweight on-camera monitor the size of a smartphone. The screen packs 441 pixels per inch, providing a sharp clear image on such a small screen. It features HDMI input and HDMI output. With a rubberized aluminum frame, the unit is 3/4" thick and weighs about 9 ounces, so it is light enough to mount to your camera without weighing you down, yet extremely rugged.

Small HD has developed a menu system designed to be easy to navigate with the built-in joystick. Within the system is the Pages system, which allows you to create and store up to 8 preset configurations. You can easily see the effect of your configurations on the image, swiping between the configurations using the joystick. The 501 supports 3D LUTs, and you can save those as a configuration page as well. It is worth pointing out that you can apply a configuration page setting to either the monitor's screen, the output, or both at the same time. You can also assign a different configuration set up to the monitor's screen and the output. You can mount the SmallHD Sidefinder to the 501 to use it as an EVF, SmallHD Sidefinder not included.

Firmware 2.2 Features

  • HD Waveform, Vectorscope, and Histogram
  • Headphone Jack
  • Still Image Capture
  • Audio Meters
  • Custom Zebra
  • Peaking
  • Custom Scale
  • Pixel Zoom
  • DSLR Scale
  • Anamorphic De-Squeeze
The SmallHD 501 on-camera monitor features a Full HD, 1920x1080, LCD display, with a pixel density of 441 PPI. The 501's LCD display is able to produce 85% NTSC Color Gamut (greater than the REC. 709 color standard), rivaling the color capabilities of OLED technology.
The monitor sports HDMI input and HDMI output.
You can apply a 3D LUT to the monitor and still view your video in real-time.
The configuration system, Pages, allows you to create and store up to 8 presets. Presets can include focus aids, exposure aids, camera metadata, 3D LUTs. Once created, you can navigate between the presets merely by swiping the built-in joystick. You can see up to three presets displayed on the screen at the same time as you swipe between the presets, which is different than having to engage a menu system and trying to remember what the name of the preset means. You can see the effect of your configuration on the video.

SmallHD MON-501 Specs

Material of ConstructionRubberized machined aluminum
LCD Size5" Diagonal
Resolution1920 x 1080
Pixel Density441 PPI
Brightness400 cd/m2
BacklightLED
Contrast Ratio1500:1
Color Gamut85% NTSC (100% Rec 709)
Color Depth8-bit
Viewing Angle179°
Input and Output ConnectorsInput
HDMI

Output
HDMI
Mounting3x 1/4"-20
Weight9.0 oz / 255 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 4.7 x 2"

SmallHD MON-501 Reviews

I would purchase again

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-30

Love this monitor for DSLR kits. Small, light, quick start, 1080 screen image is addictive. We have two of these units that we use for documentary DSLR work. We no longer shoot without the scopes on these monitors. They can be tough to view in sunlight even with sun shade. Wearing a hat helps much. We use the Small HD Sidewinder if absolutely critical. No negatives otherwise.

Good monitor, highly breakable

By Shaun K.
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-22

Used this monitor for nearly 1.5 years now. The screen has broken twice. The Acrylic protector doesn't help much, and causes a lot of glare. But nice sharp screen, and fairly high color accuracy.

Great buy.

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-16

Pricey but excellent monitor. I use it for video shoots and provides everything I need. Small, light and clear images. The focus assist is great as well.

Muy buena calidad!

By Milton J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-15

Despues de utilizar algunos modelos y tamaos de monitores me gusto este monitos por su calidad de imagen, facilita controlar enfoque y tonalidad de imagen. tambien las erramientas que trae son una ayuda buena tanto dentro o afuera. lo que me gusto tambien es su tamao y muy libiano. me ubuese gustado que tubiese entrada auxiliar externa solo se puede utilizar baterias de canon. en general recomiendo este monitor.

Great while it lasts

By Anonymous
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-21

Mine developed dark spots on the monitor after 1.5 years of light use. The warranty only covers one year. Not interested in paying SmallHD to repair so I'm stuck with a defect.

Great Product!

By Kory K
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-06

I couldn't be more happy about this purchase! Looked at getting the 701 lite but wanted a little more quality in color accuracy and resolution. Highly recommend this for running on a gimbal or doing studio or interviews!

flickering

By Tyler G.
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-03

Returned the monitor. It had flickering all through the screen. must have been a defective unit.

2 stars because when it worked, it was great.

By Brad D.
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-23

Beware! Smallhd customer service/repairs is absolutely dreadful. The products are great - I prefer them! But a friend cracked my monitor when using my literally new 501 monitor. After sending it in (and being told 1 week, it took almost 4,) and after being given a vague runaround every time I called or emailed, I finally have it back. They replaced the screen in an otherwise perfectly working, new 501. Guess what? The screen flickered and now it won't turn on. 4 weeks of waiting and not only did it come back to me scratched on the body (wasn't before,) but it is also not-functional. The products are great, but god help you if they ever go down, you will be entering the literally worst customer experience you have ever encountered. Beware!

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Asked by: Chris G.
The D850 and the 501 should work well together. The first thing I would check is that your D850 is outputting an HD Signal though. The D850 can output UHD 4K through HDMI, which the 501 will not see. You should be able to set the HDMI out to be HD only even when recording 4K internally. If you have additional issues feel free to message us at [email protected]
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can I power the monitor from sony np 970 batteries? is there any adapter?
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NO you cant but you can buy this comperable battery:https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1183535-REG/swit_s_8u93_sony_bp_u_series.html?sts=pi target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1183535-REG/swit_s_8u93_sony_bp_u_series.html?sts=pi</a>And this D tap cable: https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1262887-REG/switronix_ptc_lpe6_coiled_powertap_d_tap_cable.html/pageID/accessory target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1262887-REG/switronix_ptc_lpe6_coiled_powertap_d_tap_cable.html/pageID/accessory</a>And you'd be ready to go! Works great and lasts at least 3 hours if all on and all recording...
Answered by: SAM C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can the Canon AC-E6 AC adapter be used to power the SmallHD 501?
Asked by: Andrew J.
I like it it's not the smallest but it not rea big the image is sharp if u r using a rig this is a good way to go
Answered by: Elaine M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Do all 501/502 units have rubberized frame? My unit was returned from repair without it and it seems less rugged, does it matter?
Asked by: Brad D.
If you got it back with changes, then you should contact whoever repaired it for you. You should've gotten it back the same way you sent it in.
Answered by: John S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Is this compatible with the canon 1dc for c-log lut support?
Asked by: Todd
Yes it is. The SmallHD 500 and 700 series monitors feature a library of Reverse LOG LUTs. There is a Canon C Log to Rec709 LUT included starting with Firmware Version 2.2 for this monitor.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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is battery the only way to power? does this have the option to connect to ac power?
Asked by: Anonymous
Here is the AC power option available from SmallHD. SmallHD Faux LP-E6 Battery with Barrel Connector and Wall Power Cord B&H # SMPADDCA5PSK. Please note this is special order with no delivery time noted. Be that as it may, hopefully 7-14 days would be the time.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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is the small HD 501 waterproof?
Asked by: Geoffrey
No it is not.
Answered by: Jaime P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Are there additional accessories required to operate this monitor with the Canon 5d mark iii?
Asked by: Anna K.
To use the SmallHD 501 with a 5D Mark III you will need some additional accessories. First you will need a Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable to connect the camera to the monitor. You'll also need a mount, such as the Hot Shoe Ball Mount, to put it on top of your camera. The 501HD actually uses the same LP-E6 style batteries as the 5D Mark III. If you already have a few batteries for that camera you may not need to buy any additional ones.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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