SmallHD Launches ACTION 5 Easy-to-Use, Touchscreen Monitor

SmallHD announces the launch of the Action 5 Monitor, a lightweight, 5-inch video monitor with exceptional brightness and ActionOS, a streamlined, version of SmallHD’s industry-leading PageOS 4 software toolset.

The SmallHD Action 5 Monitor features a lightweight 5.5” LCD touchscreen with 2000nits brightness, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 1080p resolution, 440 PPI, Rec. 709 color and advanced software tools that have been simplified for one-touch functionality.

It weighs in at 10 oz, attaches via HDMI to almost any camera setup and comes with a combination battery plate supporting Sony L-Series or Canon LP-E6 batteries right out of the box. The HDMI I/O is adjacent to the power input on the left side of the monitor while the bottom, back, and right sides all provide 1/4”–20 mounting points. The SmallHD Action 5 Monitor comes with a mini-to-full-size HDMI cable, a micro-to-full-size HDMI cable and a custom mounting solution for the camera’s shoe mount.

The included ActionOS toolset, a scaled-down version of Page OS4—is designed to be mastered in 60 seconds or less. ActionOS allows for one-touch adjustment and selection of tool attributes and characteristics, including Focus Assist, Expose Tool, Look Tool, and Frame. Focus Assist accentuates in-focus areas of the image for at-a-glance adjustments; the Expose Tool incorporates false-color and an exposure scale to ensure proper lighting; the Look Tool offers contrast adjustment for Log-based footage and the Frame Tool provides various frame lines to ensure there is no loss of key data when capturing video. 

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