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SmallHD Sidefinder


The Sidefinder is a fully featured HD viewfinder with a flip-out 1080p display. It’s the brilliant, natural union between the SmallHD 500 Series Monitor and a cleverly designed, patent-pending, EVF loupe. The Sidefinder gives shooters all the benefits of using a field monitor AND an EVF, without compromising speed, agility, or quality of the image. The Sidefinder represents the highest resolution EVF and the highest resolution 5-inch on-camera monitor in one device.

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Winner of the NAB 2015 Videomaker Best of Show award, the stunning 5-inch SmallHD 502 monitor offers extreme versatility and world class image control functions in the palm of your hand. 


With the ability to support 3D LUT's, a super friendly user interface comprising of a joystick and a back-button the 502 is a real treat to use. The slim profile and super sharp 1080p display combined with the sleek finish completes the innovative design. 


At its core, the Sidefinder is a 1920x1080 resolution on-camera monitor. The EVF loupe uses a 1366x768 portion of that display to create a crisp, clear image in a truly immersive environment. The Sidefinder’s pixel density prevents pixelization (you can’t see individual pixels) when magnified by the optics. In addition, the Sidefinder is equipped with a wide range adjustable diopter (-2 to +4) for a customized focus.


Apply a 3D LUT to your image and share it with others on set using the flip-out 1080p display. Loading 3D LUTs of any format and any size is made easy with the Sidefinder’s SD card slot and intuitive user interface. The Sidefinder’s implementation of 3D LUTs is best-in-class, capable of displaying high resolution, 17-point 3D LUTs.

A universal viewfinder requires more than one acceptable mounting solution. The Sidefinder has the most robust list of EVF mounting options currently available. Using a carefully engineered, well-balanced bracket, the Sidefinder allows shooters to attach the viewfinder extremely close to the camera using all the popular mounting solutions (NATO rail, ARRI Rosette, 15mm Rod, and 1/4” 20 mounting holes).

Create a personalized viewing experience by quickly adjusting the field-of-view on the Sidefinder EVF. Choose a wide field-of view for greater immersion into your shot, or a narrow one to reduce eye strain. At the 40 degree default, the experience is like watching a 60-inch television from 6.8 feet away. 


Camera operators, DP's and video enthusiasts can easily control the images out of almost any camera on the market today, thanks to the HDMI/SDI connectivity. This will be a perfect companion to the Sony A7s, which has an S-log2 picture profile, and with a 3D LUT, users can gauge their images with a greater degree of confidence than ever before. The applications of the 502 do not end there of course, Sony FS7, Canon C300 and C300 mark II users, as well as even Sony F5/F55 or Blackmagic shooters can also get the best out of the best 5 inch display at NAB this year. 


Features & Highlights 


  • 5-inch on-camera 1080p Full HD monitor
  • 1080p Full HD Resolution
  • SDI/HDMI Cross Conversion
  • Incredibly Light and Durable
  • Robust signal support
  • Best-in-class 3D LUT integration
  • 3 second boot time