Today we will introduce 2 professional camera monitors, one is FeelWorld LUT7S monitor. The other is Portkeys BM5 III WR.
The BM5 III WR monitor is a cost-effective professional camera monitor developed by Portkeys. The Portkeys BM5 III WR is equipped with an LCD touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 2200 nit brightness for easy viewing both outdoors and indoors, allowing you to see every detail clearly even in bright sunlight. Set your exposure properly and focus accurately when capturing video with the help of the PORTKEYS BM5 III WR 5.5″ HDMI Touchscreen Monitor. This ultrabright onboard monitor features a wide color gamut, a durable aluminum build, and both HDMI and 3G/SDI video inputs and SDI output. The best feature of the BM5 III WR monitor is its camera control function. The included wireless control module offers Wi-Fi control for the RED KOMODO and Bluetooth control for BMPCC 6K/6K Pro and 4K cameras. Wired control is available for select Canon, Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, Sony, and ZCAM E2 cameras. The BM5 III WR with Camera Control maintains the same reliable BM5 clarity, vivid color details, and dynamic touch screen camera control, and it offers touch focus for the KOMODO, the Panasonic BGH1, and the ZCAM E2.
Although the Feelworld LUT7S monitor is a low-profile monitor that has just entered the threshold of professional monitors, it also has its own characteristics.
Featuring a 323 PPI (pixels-per-inch) IPS LCD panel, the LUT7S 7″ 4K HDMI and SDI Monitor from Feelworld displays SD, HD, UHD, and DCI 4K video. The LCD panel boasts a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 1200:1 contrast ratio, and a 2200 cd/m² measured brightness for easy viewing outdoors as well as indoors. The touchscreen allows you to quickly access your settings, and the IPS LCD provides good off-axis viewing, allowing you to see the image without being directly in front of the monitor and not experiencing distorted colors or contrast. The monitor’s chassis is both thin and light at about an inch thick and weighing only 1 lb.
On the side of the monitor you’ll find HDMI and SDI input and output connectors, and on the other side there is a 3.5mm headphone output, a 12 VDC 2.1mm barrel power input (with optional power adapter), and an 8.4 VDC 2.1mm barrel power output to power an optional accessory or your camera using a separately available cable or dummy battery. Along the bottom edge is the 1/4″-20 mounting thread, and the control buttons reside along the top edge of the monitor. The back of the monitor features a dual L-series/NP-F battery plate to provide ample power.
Since the Feelworld LUT7S monitor has SDI signal input and output function, I think it is a monitor that enters the threshold of professional-level monitors. In terms of the auxiliary shooting functions of the monitor, such as histogram, peaking auxiliary focus, false color, zebra crossing, nine grids and other basic functions, both BM5 III WR and LUT7S have them. However, the BM5 III WR will still have more auxiliary functions such as anamorphic lens correction and image cropping. If you just want to buy a monitor to monitor your camera, the Feelworld LUT7S monitor can already meet your needs, and the price is $369.99, which is also an inexpensive price. But if you want to require the monitor to control the camera in addition to monitoring the function of the monitor, then the BM5 III WR will be your best choice. Not only because the BM5 III WR has more complete shooting assistance functions than the LUT7S, but also because the BM5 III WR can control many camera models. You can check the specific camera models that can be controlled on the BM5 III WR’s product details page. Once you own the BM5 III WR, you can easily access your camera through its touchscreen. Please believe that BM5 III WR will be a very cost-effective choice for you.