Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

Now that the 2015 NAB show in Las Vegas is over it’s time to do some coverage! Starting on April 17th and going until the end of the month I will be doing a spotlight on what was good at the show. Each day I’ll focus on something new or exciting that I saw. These are being released in no particular order.

*Had some WordPress issues, sorry for these starting late.*

Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

SmallHD has become a powerhouse in small monitors and this year they unveiled their new 5″ monitor and EVF (electronic view finder) combo unit, the 502 and Sidefinder. I’ve been in the market for a new monitor and for an EVF for the past few months and the 502 is now at the top of my list.

Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

I’ve been using the DP4 EVF for the last few years and loved it; the 502 is very reminiscent of it, but with so much more to offer as well. It has both SDI and HDMI in/out with cross conversion, a high-resolution 1920×1080 screen, and features a new pages ability with full LUT support.

Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

The 502 is about the size of an iPhone6 and is compact enough to be mounted camera-top or on a rig. It has a built-in swiveling shoe mount that means you can avoid cumbersome ball mounts. And the Sidefinder EVF attachment is able to be flipped to either side for different shooters.

Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

The build quality of the 502 is on par with the rest of SmallHD’s products; and it has all the professional features (focus assist, zebras, histograms, etc) that I want in a monitor. It’s also powered by two LP-E6 batteries, which is great since I’m moving up from the DP4.

Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

The 502 also has a new navigation system that uses an on-board joystick to both get around the menus and to access the new pages function. SmallHD has introduced pages as a way to set up different looks in the monitor and access various functions; making switching between different LUTs or pulling up focus assist and histograms quick and easy.

Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

The 502 and Sidefinder are a great combo for those looking for either a small monitor or EVF. The 502 monitor is available on SmallHD’s site for $1200, and the Sidefinder will be available this summer for $1500.

Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

 

 

 

 

Post NAB 2015 Spotlight: SmallHD 502 Monitor/EVF

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