ikan have released the 7″ VL7 HDMI monitor which is self powered for $299. The ikan VL7 has a 800×480 screen resolution but if you need a quick focus monitor or a second HDMI monitor for the Director etc it might be a cost effective option for you considering it has peaking. Billed as “A Simple On-Camera Solution” for under $300 bucks it just might be.
What do you get for $299?
New Peaking Feature
1 HDMI and 2 composite inputs
Switchable 16:9 & 4:3 Aspect Ratios
Includes an ikan BP2T DV Battery Adapter Plate
Composite Cables Included
For those in need of a high quality, cost effective entry level high definition monitor, ikan proudly introduces the VL7. Equipped with 1 HDMI and 2 composite inputs, ikan’s VL7 will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding users. This 7” monitor, with ikan’s new peaking feature, boasts a resolution of 800×480 with switchable 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. The VL7 is powered by ikan’s provided BP2T DV battery plate for use with your choice of Sony, Canon, or Panasonic style batteries. The new VL7, a complete out-of-the-box self powered HDSLR field monitoring solution
See ikan for more information on the VL7 monitor.