The SmallHD FOCUS monitor family just added a bigger, 7-inch brother to the lineup. A lot of you out there were asking for a 7-inch SmallHD monitor that is more affordable, and now with the new SmallHD FOCUS 7 you get your wish granted. The new FOCUS 7 features a 7.0-inch IPS touchscreen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution, quite a bump compared to the 1280 x 720 resolution on the OG FOCUS 5-inch monitor.
The new FOCUS 7 sports a new 7.0-inch display with 323ppi, so pixel density is on par with much more expensive monitors, and the display is also daylight-viewable, thanks to its 1000 nits brightness. Power is derived from 2x Sony L-Series, NP-F style batteries; alternatively you can use a dummy battery to D-tap and power from your V-mount or Gold mount battery of choice.
Despite the larger screen real estate, the FOCUS 7 should feel not only rugged built, but also lightweight thanks to its sleek, svelte profile. This new design detail makes the FOCUS 7 easy to attach to a camera and easy to share with a team member or client on set.
The SmallHD FOCUS 7 is priced at $699 US and thus positioned as an affordable and high quality on-camera monitor/gimbal monitor for those using a single-grip gimbal or something more traditional like a Ronin M for example.
It has a full-size HDMI input that is slightly recessed to keep the connection secure and support signals up to 4Kp/30/29.97. Users have the ability to load their own custom 3D LUTs via a full-size SD card slot. Audio output is also available using the monitor’s stereo headphone jack.
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To help you rig the new 7-inch external monitor to your camera or gimbal setup without too much fuss, SmallHD have made a new and more robust 7-inch SmallHD Tilt Arm. Available in the FOCUS 7 Gimbal Accessory Pack, the 7-inch Tilt Arm provides a simple and convenient way to mount the FOCUS 7 on-camera or on-gimbal.
SmallHD FOCUS 7 Features
7-inch High-Bright Touchscreen with 1000nits
IPS Display with 1920 x 1200 and 323 PPI
Powered via 2x Sony NP-F Style Batteries
Load Custom 3D LUTs via SD Card or USB Storage Device