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Old January 20th, 2014, 12:35 AM   #1
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800x480 7" Monitors?

Are they even worth getting? Looking to get a 7" monitor mostly for framing and focus.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #2
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Re: 800x480 7" Monitors?

Nope.

Go 1280x720 for 7"+ They aren't that much more expensive and you'll be glad you did. The lower resolution just isn't helpful for critical focus, especially on today's large-sensor cameras.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 01:36 AM   #3
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Re: 800x480 7" Monitors?

That's what I suspected.
How about the 1024x600 ones?
Looking for cheapest option until I can afford the Odyssey 7Q...
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Old January 20th, 2014, 03:03 AM   #4
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Re: 800x480 7" Monitors?

Better, I'm sure.

For a affordable monitor, I've heard real good things color-wise and feature-wise about this one, the ikan VK7i: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/903389-REG/ikan_VK7i_E6_7_IPS_LCD.html
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Old January 20th, 2014, 03:07 AM   #5
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Re: 800x480 7" Monitors?

Been eyeballing the Ikan monitors, but they don't seem to be readily available here in Europe...
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Old January 20th, 2014, 04:01 AM   #6
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Re: 800x480 7" Monitors?

Not to push your towards it in any way as I haven't used it myself, but FYI via official ikan dealers: A. F. Marcotec Onlineshop - Ikan VK7i Field Monitor w/ Loop Out
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Old January 20th, 2014, 06:10 AM   #7
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Thanks for the link. Leaning more towards the Ikan VH8. Like the uncluttered design... And it's cheaper ;)
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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:00 AM   #8
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Re: 800x480 7" Monitors?

I had the same required as yourself a few weeks back and picked up a discontinued Limelite M7 7” HD Field Monitor that I use with Canon LP-E6 Batteries. Calmut have them in stock with a hefty discount.

Note this monitor has been superseded by the Limelite M7Plus+ HD Field Monitor at more than twice the price. Hence the discount.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 09:03 AM   #9
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Re: 800x480 7" Monitors?

Has anyone used the Aputure VS-3? It's 1024x600 resolution but has a very streamlined design and weighs only 368 grams.
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