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Old November 25th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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On camera LCD?

One think I don't like about the A1 is the mini-LCD.

Can anyone recommend a good on camera LCD display?

I've heard of the Marshalls and Variazooms, but can't find any real user reviews.

I'm looking to spend under $500 (but more like $300).

Anybody have any opinions on this?

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Old November 25th, 2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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If your budget is $300-$500, then save your money and use the on camera monitoring. I have the marshall, and in my opinion this is entry level for HD field work. Panasonic makes a very nice HD field monitor, but it is about as much as you paid for your camera.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #3
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If your budget is $300-$500, then save your money and use the on camera monitoring. I have the marshall, and in my opinion this is entry level for HD field work. Panasonic makes a very nice HD field monitor, but it is about as much as you paid for your camera.
I couldn't agree more. We tried some Varizoom monitors that cost in the $300-$500 range and they won't cut it at all for HD. If you can't afford a professional-level HD monitor you are best off with the camera LCD and peaking/magnification feature.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 10:39 AM   #4
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Well that is kind of depressing.

Thanks for the info.

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Old November 25th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #5
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What do u guys think of the IKAN 8" HD MONITOR.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #6
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ye i would like to know

ikan 9.2" LCD Monitor Wide 16:9 Format $639
- Diagonal 9.2 " TFT - LCD
- LCD Brightness: 300cd/m2
- Resolution: 800 x 480
- Contrast Ratio: 250:1
- Viewing angles: 65/65(R/L)
- Operating Volts: DC 11-13V
- Power Consumption: <9W
- Operating Temp.: 0-65C
- Storage Temp: -25-70C
- Dimension: 9.6"x6.7"x1.5"
- Weight (lbs) 1.2


Ikan 8" LCD Monitor Wide 16:9 Format $729
Specifications
-Diagonal 8" TFT - LCD
- LCD Brightness: 400cd/m2- - Contrast Ratio: 200:1
- Resolution: 800 x 480
- Up to 1024 x 768
- Viewing angles: 65/65(R/L)
- Operating Volts: DC 11-13V
- Power Consumption: = 10W
- Operating Temp.: 0-65C
- Storage Temp: -25-70C
- Dimension: 8.1"x5.7"x1.2"
- Weight (lbs) 1.05

ikan V8000HD 8" TFT LCD Monitor $1149
Application Video and Computer Monitoring
LCD Size 8"
Video System NTSC/PAL
Picture Elements 800 x 480
Input and Output
Connectors Component Video: BNC (x1)
Composite Video: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
S-Video: Mini DIN (x1)
Analog Audio: RCA Stereo (x2 Inputs)
Picture Controls Brightness, Contrast, RGB Value
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Consumption Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8 x 5.5 x 1.5" (20.3 x 14 x 3.8 cm)
Weight 1.2 lb (0.5 kg)


all of this has a resolution of 800x400 how come the price difference ?
(prices are in australian dollars) which one is good ?
i understand that the v8000hd is the only one for high defination but the rest has the same resolution so am a bit confused. please ignore my ignorance as am just learning.
thanks for all the help.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #7
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I would just be really, really wary of anything less than $1K (probably $2K to be realistic). There is a whole entire forum here on monitors, BTW, and most of the worthy HD monitors have likely been reviewed or described there.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #8
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i have started a new thread in the SDTV/HDTV Video Monitor Forum so if someone wants to check out the replies here's the link
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...524#post782524
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