The newly announced CAME-TV 5.4-inch on-camera monitor offers 1920×1200 600 nits LTPS display with 88% DCI-P3 color space. It accepts video signals up to 4K 60Hz via the HDMI 2.0 input/output or up to 1080p 60Hz via 3G-SDI input/output. Offering a wide variety of monitoring tools such as 3D LUTs, waveform, false color, and more, the monitor is available now for $258.
On-On-camera monitors are essential in many situations, such as manual focusing, checking exposure with false colors, or generally to have a better overview of the image and be able to compose it more accurately. They can also act as a front-facing screen on cameras that don’t have flip-out screens. Nowadays, there are many affordable on-camera monitors available on the market. One example from the recent weeks might be the new FEELWORLD LUT5.
The Chinese camera accessories and lights manufacturer CAME-TV has been offering on-camera monitors for a while now. Recently, the company announced its new 5.4-inch on-camera monitor, so let’s take a look at the details.
CAME-TV 5.4-inch on-camera monitor
The new monitor from CAME-TV features a 5.4 inch 1920×1200 Full HD native resolution LTPS panel screen. According to the company, the screen should provide good color reproduction and it features 88% DCI-P3 color space. The brightness of the monitor is 600 nits (cd/m2) and the contrast ratio is 1100:1. The viewing angles are 160° (both horizontally and vertically). CAME-TV also claims the monitor can display HDR content, but, for me, HDR on monitors under 1000 nits is not really HDR.
It has 3G-SDI as well as HDMI 2.0 input/output ports and it supports signal input and loop output. The HDMI ports support video signals up to 4K 60Hz while the SDI ports support up to 1080p 60Hz. CAME-TV on-camera monitor provides all kinds of useful monitoring features such as 3D LUTs (in .cube format), pixel zoom, time code, vector scope, waveform, focus peaking, false color, histogram, and more.
The monitor has an aluminum housing which should provide decent durability. Its dimensions are 154.5 x 90 x 20mm and it weighs 295g. The monitor features six buttons on top. There is a speaker as well as a 3.5mm jack connector for headphones for audio monitoring. When it comes to power, the monitor accepts NP-F or LP-E6 batteries via battery plate and it also features a DC 7-24V barrel power input. The monitor’s current is 0.75A (12V) and its power consumption stays under 9W according to CAME-TV.
Price and availability
The CAME-TV on-camera monitor is available now and the price has been set to $258 which is quite affordable given the feature-rich specs in my opinion.
Which on-camera monitor are you currently using? Do you prefer established manufacturers such as SmallHD or TVLogic or do you have good experience with more affordable models? Let us know in the comments section underneath the article.