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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Sony monitor looks great

The new Sony 5" monitor is available, but only at Sony. It looks great. Actually it looks outstanding. Iit tilts, and has a screen hood, which I think is included, but not sure. It's smaller than the Marshall, but appears to be much higher quality.

I'm probalby going to order it ASAP.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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The monitor has a headphone jack, and the hood is included. Does anyone have opinion as to whether 5" is large enough? I think it would be. The common Marshall is 7".

Is there a downside to this monitor? One thing is you must a Sony battery.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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I have recieved the monitor yesterday, but could not test it for lack of battery in the box. Not sure why sony does not include a battery.
But looks great with the hood on my GH2.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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That's too bad, no battery. It is great looking, no doubt. It will eventually go on sale at B&H, and it should cost less, but I honestly don't know if I want to wait that long!
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Old March 9th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #5
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B&H has them now as does Amazon. Good prices and the batteries are cheap.
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...95823#features

Pearstone batteries around $26.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #6
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The monitor has a headphone jack, and the hood is included. Does anyone have opinion as to whether 5" is large enough? I think it would be. The common Marshall is 7".

Is there a downside to this monitor? One thing is you must a Sony battery.
If the peaking works as advertised then the low resolution shouldn't be a problem for focusing. I used some Marshall monitors with the same resolution while shooting with 35mm primes on a HVX200 and the focusing was terrible without the focus assist function in the camera.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #7
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Thanks Jim, they sure do...thanks for the input William.
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Purchased battery and charger. Hooked on GH2. Works great.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 04:30 AM   #9
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Thanks for posting. The monitor does seem to be of adequate size.
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Purchased battery and charger. Hooked on GH2. Works great.
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Are you happy with the resolution of the monitor? Does it look HD?
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Old March 10th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #11
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Jim just asked my question, but I will push it a bit further ...

The display is only 800x480 WVGA, so just how good is the resolution if you are shooting with a 1080i/p camera?

With the vinetting illustrated in the video above, is the focus too soft?
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