The FOCUS has a daylight viewable 800 nit display, which is sharp enough to achieve critical focus and bright enough to be used outdoors. The lightweight FOCUS attaches securely atop the camera via shoe mount with the included Tilt Arm. With 180 degrees of vertical rotation the Tilt Arm allows run-and-gun shooters to make quick, smooth monitor adjustments. Included on the FOCUS’ mount is an extra shoe mount for accessories like microphones and video lights.
Along with the included Tilt Arm, DSLR and mirrorless camera users will benefit from the FOCUS’ ability to pass through power the camera. With a centre-mounted Sony L Series battery, the FOCUS can power small format cameras like the Sony Alpha series with its auxiliary power out and camera specific battery adapter cables. This means 2-3 times the camera battery life and fewer batteries to carry, while enjoying a daylight viewable display in the field.
The FOCUS is equipped with micro HDMI input, SD card slot for loading 3D LUTs, and SmallHD’s professional suite of software tools. Activating tools such as Waveform, Focus Assist, or Pixel Zoom is done with simple touch or swipe of the screen.
The touchscreen functionality, combined with the compact size of the FOCUS, makes this 5-inch display a true low-profile monitoring tool with high production value.
Daylight Viewable Touchscreen Bright enough to see. Sharp enough to focus.
2-3x brighter than most camera LCD screens
More pixels per inch than an iPad with Retina display
Incredibly simple touchscreen navigation
Auxiliary Power - Use the FOCUS to power your DSLR or mirrorless camera. The downside to shooting with DSLR or mirrorless cameras is often battery life. The FOCUS provides auxiliary power out; allowing shooters to power their camera with the attached Sony L Series battery (extending run-time as much as 4x).
Convenient Mounting It’s time to give tilt-a-whirl.
Allows the FOCUS to tilt 180 degrees for viewing convenience
Includes a shoe mount of its own for accessories like microphones
Secure and lightweight mounting via shoe adapter or ¼” 20
Access To Professional Features Introducing Swipe OS: a touch of genius.
Waveform, False Color, Focus Assist, 3D LUTs, and Pixel Zoom are just a few professional software tools at your finger tips with the SmallHD FOCUS.
1280x720 panel, with 800 nits (daylight viewable) brightness
HDMI Input only
NPF Battery plate built in
Touchscreen for navigating Pagebuilder OS
Pass through power, for powering cameras from monitor battery
on the SmallHD website they list various bundles available: https://www.smallhd.com/community/focus-monitor - they call them "Focus Power Kits" and these seem to include all you will need to power a camera from this monitor (well, from the battery obviously).
The one I would be interested in is the Sony FW50 kit.
Do you have that available for order? Is that this product? Or is this the monitor alone and I'm best off pre-ordering this and then ordering the dummy battery cable later. I understand this may be difficult to answer as it's only available for pre order so far.
Thanks for your help,
Posted on: Friday, 26 May 2017 Posted by: Benjamin Johnson