As a sole camera operator in my travels, I find it difficult at times to see the camera screen. The new Canon M5 screen doesn’t articulate right, so sometimes I have to frame a videos, then trust it’s position. If I had to do a close-focus shot from a lens, that could definitely go south.
SmallHD makes video monitors for your camera. Not only ones that allow you to position for yourself, but also ones that add extra features so your camera shot is the best it can be. With a full touchscreen, the 5 inch Focus is for the Vlogger or Video podcaster like myself.
About the SmallHD Focus
The Focus will show you a 720p resolution video, 294 PPI, and 800 nits. This allows for viewing the screen even if the sun is beating down on you.
The camera works on the Sony series L battery and has an option to power your camera through a charger battery. This actually will extend your power option. Depending on the camera, the series L battery will give you longer shoot times without having to change out.
The light-weight viewfinder will fit on top of any standard camera shoe. You can attach to other devices, or use the included tilt-arm as a shoe for your other items.
For $499, the Focus is a great way to see what’s going on when you are recording. Get the Focus here.