Ikan’s V5600. Float Like a Butterfly.
I got a chance to play around with Ikanâ€™s V5600 HDMI on board monitor this weekend.
It is surprisingly lightweight.
It has HDMI, Composite, and SD/HD component inputs. No output.
The kit includes the V5600 monitor, AC power adapter, a hot shoe mount, AV and component cables. Sunshade, battery back, batteries and Â battery chargers are additional.
This monitor is super light. Weighing in at only 0.7 lbs it is the lightweight contender in the on board monitor race. This is a good trait when you are mounting to the hot shoe, intended for a flash. I wonder how many hot shoe repairs canon will have on the 7D.
The image quality is quite good. Ikan lists the resolution to be 1024 X 600, better than the more expensive Marshall V-LCD70P-HDMI monitor at 800 x 400,Â and is half the weight.
I noticed the function buttons to be a bit on the flimsy side, but the case seemed strong enough to take a few hits. The menu and other selections were easy enough to figure out, with selectable safe area guides for 16:9 and 4:3. It will handle both PAL and NTSC signals.
There is a headphone out which could be a bonus for us HDDSLR shooters who have no audio out on our cameras.
No Video Out.