The SmallHD 502 has a small 5″ screen and is incredibly lightweight. Its 1920x1080 LCD display and very high pixel density delivers superbly rich and sharp images. This is an incredibly advanced tool with advanced scopes, an image capture function, signal conversion and 3D LUTs.
"For its innovative design and multi-tasking functionality, we recognize the 502 and Sidefinder combo the best reference monitor of NAB 2015."
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
Overview of the SmallHD Monitor range
Review by Onyx Cinema
SmallHD 502 & SideFinder Review by Philip Johnston from HD Warrior
Wes Phillips of SmallHD gives an overview of the Firmware 2.0 Update for the 500 Series Monitors
SmallHD Adds Waveform, Audio Meters, and Anamorphic Desqueeze to 500 Series
Example of the user experience of the 501 and 502 on-camera monitors by SmallHD
SmallHD 502 On-Camera Monitor | Product Introduction
The SmallHD 502 on-camera monitor features a Full HD, 1920x1080 LCD display. With a pixel density greater than
the iPhone 6, the 502 is the sharpest 5-inch camera-top monitor in the world. As far as color and contrast are
concerned, the 5-inch display is again, best-in-class. The 502’s LCD display is able to produce 85% NTSC Color
Gamut (greater than the REC. 709 color standard), rivaling the color capabilities of OLED technology.
Simple and powerful
The 502 makes signal processing simple. Using a custom-built processing engine, the 5-inch field monitor
will accept nearly any resolution and framerate from nearly any camera.
Building upon the 3D LUT functionality of the DP7-PRO Series, the 502 will allow shooters to apply an even
higher resolution, more accurate 3D LUT, in real-time. The value of a tool with this much processing power
is amplified when you consider its extremely low profile and compact size.
Compact size, without sacrificing strength
The size of the 502 hits a sweet spot for tack-sharp 1080P viewing while remaining extremely space-efficient.
Its size, weight and resolution make it an attractive option for DSLR shooters looking to attach it straight to the camera, while its robust mounting options and
durability allow the display to be used on a gimbal or shoulder rig without adding bulk.
Pure joystick integration
The joystick on the 502 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 502’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.
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What kind of SD card can I use with my 502 monitor?
For your 502 monitor you will need to use an SD card that is 16gb or smaller, formatted to fat32.
Can I use ... Dtap cable with my 502 monitor?
You need to be careful when attaching a third party power source to your 502 monitor. It has an input range of 6.2V to 8.4V if you exceed 10v you can damage your monitor.
How do I power the 502 monitor?
Currently the only power option available is Canon LP-E6 batteries.
Will I be able to to buy the Sidefinder Loupe attachment for my 502 monitor separately?
Yes we will be selling the Sidefinder loupe attachment for the 502 monitor seperately once it is available. So you can buy the monitor now and add the Sidefinder loupe later.
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