SmallHD FOCUS 5" Base HDMI On-Camera Monitor

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SmallHD
SmallHD FOCUS 5" Base HDMI On-Camera Monitor
Key Features
  • 5" 1280 x 720 Touchscreen Display
  • Micro-HDMI Input
  • Supports UHD 4K, HD, and SD Input
  • 800 cd/m² 10-Bit IPS LCD Panel
Designed to add professional monitoring tools to DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the SmallHD FOCUS 5" Base HDMI On-Camera Monitor is bright, lightweight, and features a sharp display. The 800 cd/m² bright touchscreen, 1280 x 720 IPS LCD panel can be viewed in daylight and is driven by a single micro-HDMI input. Coupling the touchscreen display with SmallHD's intuitive Swipe OS, you can turn on various monitoring tools like waveform, false color, and vectorscope, as well as focusing aids like peaking, with a tap on the screen. If your camera outputs UHD 4K over HDMI, the FOCUS will support that input resolution as well as HD and SD. At the rear of the monitor, a single NP-F battery bay accepts a separately available L-series battery for power, while an integrated power output can also power your camera with a separately available DC coupler.
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SmallHD Focus Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2OS3
  • 3Software Features
  • 4Camera Setup Integration
  • 5Power Output
  • 6Convenient Mounting

Designed to add professional monitoring tools to DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the SmallHD FOCUS 5" Base HDMI On-Camera Monitor is bright, lightweight, and features a sharp display. The 800 cd/m² bright touchscreen, 1280 x 720 IPS LCD panel can be viewed in daylight and is driven by a single micro-HDMI input. Coupling the touchscreen display with SmallHD's intuitive Swipe OS, you can turn on various monitoring tools like waveform, false color, and vectorscope, as well as focusing aids like peaking, with a tap on the screen. If your camera outputs UHD 4K over HDMI, the FOCUS will support that input resolution as well as HD and SD. At the rear of the monitor, a single NP-F battery bay accepts a separately available L-series battery for power, while an integrated power output can also power your camera with a separately available DC coupler.

OS3

Built on SmallHD's intuitive PageBuilder OS, OS3 offers the same intuitiveness of a graphical user interface (GUI), though with touchscreen navigation. Rather than have confusing menus, this GUI allows you to selectively apply monitoring tools such as waveform, vectorscope, and focusing aids to up to 12 different pages. Using the touchscreen, swipe through different preset pages and toggle monitoring tools on or off with ease.

Software Features

  • Pixel zoom: 2x and 4x with smooth pan via pinch zoom gesture
  • Frame guides: Preset aspect ratios and customizable
  • DSLR scale: Canon 5D Mark II and 7D
  • Custom scale: Underscan only
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze: 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.66x, 2.0x
  • Image rotate: Automatic or manual control
  • Image flip: Automatic or manual control
  • Focus assist: User-adjustable color style and intensity
  • Peaking: User-adjustable intensity
  • False color spectrum: ARRI-style and user customizable
  • Zebra: Dual, user configurable
  • Waveform: Luma and RGB style, fully user customizable with region of interest highlighting
  • Vectorscope: Yes
  • RGB parade: User customizable
  • Histogram: Luma and RGB style
  • Image capture: Dedicated button and image gallery
  • Custom LUTS: Loadable as looks on pages or as system-wide color calibration via the settings menu
  • LUT downstream: Applied on output preview page
  • LUT import: Via SD card or USB storage device
  • Image overlay: Opacity slider and blink setting
  • Audio meters: Up to 8-channel

Camera Setup Integration

This monitor complements smaller cameras by providing power output and a headphone jack. The power output lets you power your camera directly from the NP-F battery (sold separately) mounted on the monitor, increasing runtimes over the standard batteries of many mirrorless cameras. If your camera doesn't have a headphone jack, the FOCUS de-embeds the audio from the HDMI stream for real-time feedback of audio.

Power Output

Instead of powering your on-camera monitor from your DSLR or mirrorless camera, and quickly draining the camera's internal battery, the FOCUS monitor allows you to power your camera from the monitor instead (requires optional dummy battery for your specific camera). This output is active even if the monitor is turned off.

Convenient Mounting

The FOCUS monitor secures to your camera using the optional FOCUS Tilt Arm via shoe mount or 1/4"-20 thread.

SmallHD Focus Specs

Display
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Display Size5.0" / 12.7 cm
Screen Resolution1280 x 720
Aspect Ratio16:9
Viewing AngleHorizontal: 160°
TouchscreenYes
Maximum Brightness800 cd/m2
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)294 ppi
Image ControlsAnamorphic De-Squeeze, False Color, Focus Peaking, Histogram, Image Flip, Pixel-to-Pixel Zoom, RGB Parade, Waveform, Zebra, Vectorscope
I/O
Video1 x HDMI Type D Input
Embedded AudioHDMI
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In SpeakerNone
Other I/O1 x USB 2.0 (Micro-USB)
Card Slot1 x SD
Format Support
Video FormatHDMI (8/10/12-Bit)
UHD 4K: 30/29.97/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/25/24/23.98
1080i: 120/119.88/100/60/59.94/50
720p: 120/119.88/100/60/59.94/50
576p: 200/100/50
480p: 240/239.76/120/119.88/100/60/59.94
480i: 240/239.76/120/119.88/60/59.94
576i: 200/100/50
Power
DC Input Power6 to 8.4 VDC
Battery Type1 x L-Series
General
Dimensions0.75 x 3.3 x 5.25" / 1.91 x 8.4 x 13.34 cm, Including
Weight6.1 oz / 173 g, Including
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 4.7 x 1.8"
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