SmallHD launches 7-inch touchscreen monitor

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SmallHD has launched Focus 7, a new seven-inch on-camera model that features a 1000 nit display and which offers dual battery slots. Equipped with SmallHD OS3 software and SWIPE user interface, the FOCUS 7 offers the operator quick-customizable professional tools including HD Waveform, Vectorscope, False color and Focus Assist/Peaking, Anamorphic De-squeeze, Framing Guides, and unlimited 3D LUTs via SD card. The Focus 7 has a 1920×1200 pixel resolution which equates to 323 pixels per inch of the 16×9 display, and can accept footage of up to 4K in 30p.

Designed with a pair of mounts for Sony L-Type batteries and the ability to power the camera via an optional battery adapter cable, the Focus 7 allows batteries to be swapped out during recording. The monitor offers full size HDMI input, a 3.5mm headphone socket and SD card storage. SmallHD says the screen has a viewing angle of 160-degrees, so it is able to be comfortably used by more than one person at a time.

“The original 5-inch FOCUS monitor was successful because it made shooting with a small DSLR or mirrorless cameras so much easier,” says Dale Backus, SmallHD Co-Founder. “The FOCUS 7 offers similar functionality, while adding display size and resolution, without adding bulk.”

The monitor runs the company’s OS3 software that allows users to customise tools, pinch to zoom, to desqueeze anamorphic footage and view waveform, vectorscope and histogram displays. LUTs can be loaded via the SD card slot or the USB port.