The GH5 is one of the best video cameras that you can use for field monitoring. It was designed to be as portable as possible, and it's easy to find accessories that will make your shooting experience even better. In this post, I'll go over some of my favorite accessories for the GH5 so you can get a better idea of which ones might work best for you.
The 702 Bright View is a 4K OLED field monitor with HDR, a color gamut of 99% DCI-P3, and an input lag of less than 8ms. It takes up to three HDMI inputs (two of which can be used for independent HD sources). There's also an SDI input and output for connecting to other gear. The built-in battery will give you about 2 hours before it needs to be recharged via USB.
SmallHD's 1303 HDR Production Camera Monitor is an affordable option for filmmakers who need to be able to see their images in HDR and Rec. 2020 color space. The 4K, 7-inch display offers a resolution of 1920x1200 and supports a variety of formats including HDR10, HLG and Rec. 2020. It has built-in waveform, false color, and vectorscope tools that can be used with both SDI and HDMI inputs (2x SDI; HDMI). The monitor also comes with built-in stereo speakers so you can quickly check the audio while on set or in post-production.
The SmallHD 1303 HDR Production Monitor is currently available for $1,050 at B&H Photo Video.[/blockquote]
The Lilliput A7s 7-inch monitor is a good choice for the GH5 if you don't want to spend a lot of money, but you need some extra real estate. It has a 1280 x 800 resolution, which makes it larger than your standard smartphone screen and lets you see more at once without having to scroll around so much.
The A7s is also very light and portable—it weighs less than 2 pounds (0.9 kg). It's small enough to fit in your pocket or bag, making it an ideal accessory for on-the-go shooting.
This monitor doesn't have many bells and whistles compared with others on this list: there are no inputs except HDMI (no SDI), no touchscreen functionality, and its buttons aren't backlit (although they're raised so that they're easy to find by touch).
The SmallHD FOCUS 7-inch On-Camera Monitor is a great choice for your gimbal. The high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels means you can see more detail than you would on other monitors. It’s also bright, with 400 nits of brightness and a dynamic range of 100,000:1. Calibration is easy because there’s a built-in sensor that automatically adjusts the image to match your camera settings (log gamma, white balance, color space and more). This monitor has all the tools you need to shoot quality footage: waveform, vectorscope, histogram and false color tools plus 3D LUT support so you can easily set up looks before shooting.
The Atomos Shinobi 5-inch 4K HDMI Camera Control Monitor is a great option for the GH5. It has all the features you could want, including an HDMI input, 4K recording at 60 fps, and a 1080p display with 1.5x magnification. Plus it's super lightweight and portable!
The 5-inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and offers 2 million pixels per inch (PPI). The viewing angle is 170° while the refresh rate is 60 Hz. The monitor includes an “AtomHDR” technology that displays videos in real time with no noticeable latency or lag time—perfect for monitoring your footage in real-time when shooting on location or outdoors!
You can mount this monitor to your camera rig using its four built-in mounting points: two 1/4" 20s on top and two 3/8" 16s on bottom so you can customize it however you want depending on what kind of setup you'd like to use.
The best field monitor for GH5 will depend on your budget and needs, but in our opinion the SmallHD 502 HDMI Field Monitor is the best overall choice. It has a large, high-resolution screen that's easy to read even when you're wearing glasses. It's designed to fit over your camera's viewfinder and it has a swivel base so you can adjust its position as needed.
The SmallHD 502 HDMI Field Monitor can be mounted on top of your Panasonic GH5 or other camera with an HDMI port (such as Blackmagic cameras). This means that you don't need any extra cables or adapters—the monitor uses the same type of cable that goes between your camera and recorder/monitor/laptop—and because it connects directly to the GH5’s HDMI port(s), there’s no extra weight added onto what was already attached to your rig by default: just add this one small piece!
As you can see, there are many options for the best field monitor for GH5. Each has its own set of pros and cons so it’s important to choose wisely. We hope this article has given you some insight into what features could be helpful in your next purchase so that you don’t make any mistakes when choosing a new monitor!