5-inch on-camera 1080p Full HD monitor - HDMI

Product Code: SHD-MON501

Product Discontinued

SmallHD OS3 - Our Biggest Firmware Update Ever!

OS3 has something to offer for every filmmaker. The free downloadable update comes with a host of new features for all current SmallHD on-camera and production monitors (FOCUS, 500 Series, 700 Series, UltraBrights, 1300 Series, 1700 Series, 2400 Series, and 3200 Series)

SmallHD Firmware 2.2 Update for 500 Series and 700 Series Monitors

The latest firmware update for SmallHD 500 and 700 Series monitors adds Vectorscope, a library of Reverse LOG LUTs, and several more useful tools/improvements

SmallHD Monitors

Overview of the SmallHD Monitor range

SmallHD Firmware 2.0 Update for 500 Series monitors and Sidefinder

Wes Phillips of SmallHD gives an overview of the Firmware 2.0 Update for the 500 Series Monitors

Firmware 1.1 Update for 500 Series Monitors and Sidefinder

SmallHD Adds Waveform, Audio Meters, and Anamorphic Desqueeze to 500 Series

SmallHD 500 Series At-A-Glance

Example of the user experience of the 501 and 502 on-camera monitors by SmallHD

  • 5-inch on-camera 1080p Full HD HDMI monitor
  • 1920x1080 screen resolution
  • 441 pixels per inch
  • Input/Output Signal Types/Formats: 8/10/12 bit color | 1080p60 | 1080p59.94 | 1080p50 | 1080i60 | 1080i59.94 | 1080i50 | 1080p30 | 1080p25 | 1080p24 | 1080p23.98 | 1080pSF23.98 | 1080pSF24 | 1080pSF25 | 1080pSF30 | 720p60 | 720p59.94 | 720p50
  • Dimensions: 7.37 x 14.73 x 2.03cm / 2.9 x 5.8 x .8" (H x W x D)
  • Weight (Item Only without battery): 198.45g / 7oz

Technology Guides

The SmallHD 501 is the lightest 5-inch, 1080p Full HD field monitor with a colour capabilities that rival OLED technology. It's a mere 7.4 oz light and is able to reproduce 100% Rec 709 colour.

Pure joystick integration

The joystick on the 501 on-camera monitor allows shooters to experience the flexibility of a touch screen display without all the downsides. An integrated joystick prevents smudge marks on the screen, camera jiggle during operation and reduces the overall cost of the device significantly. Flexibility and ease-of-use are taken to the next level with the 502’s bluetooth remote. By mapping the physical interface and functionality of the 501’s joystick to a bluetooth remote, shooters will be able to interface with the monitor without physically touching the monitor.

Easy image analysis

The foundational purpose of an external monitor is to help shooters quickly and accurately analyse the image the camera is capturing (framing, focus, exposure, etc.). As advancing technology provides powerful analysis tools, how the user engages with these tools is often overlooked or neglected. The goal when designing the user interface behind the 500 Series, was to create a powerful and flexible system that’s easy to learn.

Designed with the Sidefinder in mind

The 500 Series monitor is the key component to the SmallHD Sidefinder (the highest resolution EVF with a flip-out 1080p display)

SmallHD 502

5-inch on-camera 1080p Full HD monitor

SmallHD 2-Pin Connector to D-Tap Kit
2-Pin Connector to D-Tap Kit

DCA5 2-Pin Adapter for 500 and 700 Series

SmallHD On-Camera Monitor Dual Power Pack
On-Camera Monitor Dual Power Pack

LP-E6 Style Battery and Charger Kit

SmallHD LP-E6 to D-Tap Adapter Kit
LP-E6 to D-Tap Adapter Kit

LP-E6 Style Battery with Barrel Connetor to D-Tap Adaptor Cable

SmallHD 500 Series Cable Lock
500 Series Cable Lock

Port Protector for 500 Series Monitors

SmallHD On-Camera Monitor Power Pack
On-Camera Monitor Power Pack

Single LP-E6 Style Battery and Charger Kit

SmallHD Faux LP-E6 Adapter
Faux LP-E6 Adapter

Power your on-camera monitor from professional batteries

SmallHD Monitor Remote Control
Monitor Remote Control

Wireless Remote for 500 / 700 Series Monitors

SmallHD 500 Series Monitor Case
500 Series Monitor Case

Maximum travel protection for your 500 Series Monitor and accessories

SmallHD Sun Hood
Sun Hood

Sun Hood For 500 Series Field Monitors

SmallHD 500 Series Pan Tilt Mount
500 Series Pan Tilt Mount

Pan/Tilt Friction Mount for 500 Series Monitors

SmallHD Anti-Glare Screen Protector
Anti-Glare Screen Protector

Reduce glare on your 500 Series monitor with this flexible matte finish screen protector

SmallHD 24-inch Thin Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable
24-inch Thin Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable

Thin Gauge HDMI-A Male to HDMI-D Male - 24 inch

SmallHD 12-inch Thin HDMI Cable
12-inch Thin HDMI Cable

Thin HDMI Cable - 12 inch

SmallHD Cleaning Cloth
Cleaning Cloth

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

SmallHD finishes IBC with a special monitor promotion

SmallHD finishes IBC with a special monitor promotion

SmallHD joins the Holdan line-up

We are pleased to welcome SmallHD to our product range.


New to OS3

  • Auto-Calibration
    Using the official SmallHD color probe, auto-calibration can be initiated simply by attaching the probe to the monitor via USB and letting the monitor do its thing. Watch our Auto-Calibration How-To Video
  • Customizeable False Color (Exposure Assist)
    Creating a visual, data-driven exposure tool has never been this customizable. Create up to 10 different IRE ranges, with custom color assignments, and start using False Color exactly how you want to.
  • Spot Metering in LUMA Waveform
    Adding to SmallHD’s customizable Waveform tool is the ability to highlight and monitor critical areas of your image. Using a spot meter box with an adjustable size, the targeted area’s data becomes easy to see on the Waveform.
  • Image Gallery Viewer
    Screen captures and images loaded onto SmallHD monitors via SD card can now be accessed in an image gallery. Quickly glance at dozens of frame grabs from a day of shooting, and do so without being connected to your camera.
  • Adjustable White Point
    We’ve added support for the following white points for the desired input space and monitor calibration: D65, DCI-P3, 3000K, 5000K, 5600K, 9300K.
  • SmallHD FOCUS now accepts 4K30
    The SmallHD FOCUS monitor will now accept video signals up to 4K30 via HDMI. Shooters will see an improvement in image quality while shooting in 4K and using the Zoom feature to magnify their image.

Firmware Update 2.7

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed a specific camera incompatibility with Nikon D500 camera via HDMI
  • Minor improvements made to improve firmware stability

Firmware Update 2.6 for SmallHD 500 & 700 Series Monitors

Bugs Fixed:

  • Minor improvements made to improve firmware stability.

Firmware Update 2.5 for SmallHD 500 & 700 Series Monitors

Bugs Fixed:

  • Arri camera compatibility is now available. This was corrected with a more robust format handling to correct specific camera incompatibility.

500 & 700 Series with Firmware 2.4


Bugs Fixed:

  • Monitors displaying Update System Controller Firmware Status bar at boot time now boot correctly.
  • Any version of firmware prior to V2.4 will result in a monitor which displays the status bar again at boot.
  • Fixed Monitors with Joysticks that would not motion LEFT.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

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