Atomos Shinobi 7 is a camera monitor with a 7″ 1920×1200 touchscreen with a calibrated peak brightness of 2200 nits. It has 3G SDI (max 2K60) and HDMI (max 4K60) input/output ports with cross conversion and loop out. Aside from many useful monitoring assist functions, it can also control select cameras via optional cables. Powered via DC jack input or dual NP-F battery slots (with hot-swap), Shinobi 7 is now available for pre-order for $699.
The 5″ version of the Atomos Shinobi has been with us for over two years now. Announced in February 2019 and followed by an SDI version in March 2019, Shinobi shares the chassis with the Ninja V but does not offer the recording function (and SSD slot) and comes with a more affordable price tag. Recently, Atomos announced a larger version of the Shinobi monitor. Let’s take a look at the new Atomos Shinobi 7.
Atomos Shinobi 7
As its name implies, the new Shinobi offers a 7″ touchscreen with a calibrated peak brightness of 2200 nits and a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. With such a bright screen, the monitor should provide a readable output even in direct sunlight. As Atomos claims, the Shinobi 7 can display 10+ stops of dynamic range in real time from Log/PQ/HLG signals and it includes HDR monitoring features that help when shooting HDR or Log.
In addition to Log to HDR conversions, users can also apply custom 3D LUT to feed downstream to other devices or live feed. It is possible to load up to eight custom LUTs at any time via the SD Card Slot and instantly select between them. With the new Analysis feature, users can now simultaneously see what they are shooting, view a waveform, histogram, and vectorscope.
The good news is that the monitor can also be used to control cameras. The touchscreen of the Shinobi 7 can be used to adjust the iris, white balance, shutter angle, ND, and other aspects of the connected camera. The optional Atomos USB-C to serial cable enables direct control of all the menu configurations for Z CAM E2 series cameras. The additional USB and RJ45 control ports on the Shinobi 7 also provide support for future developments, so we can expect more supported models for camera control in the future.
The Shinobi 7 has active cooling with a built-in fan. With Adaptive Cooling, users can prioritize reduced fan noise or the peak brightness of the display. The dual NP-F battery slots allow for easy hot-swap during a long shoot. When necessary, the dedicated locking DC jack input allows users to connect to AC power on-set or it can also be used with the optional DC to D-tap cable for power in the field from V-lock batteries.
Shinobi 7 Key Features
- 2200 Nits HDR / Daylight viewable display
- HDMI 2.0 support for 4Kp60, 3G SDI support up to 2Kp60
- Bi-directional HDMI – SDI signal cross conversion
- Dual NP-F battery slots for continuous power
- 3D LUT support with Preview and Loop out
- AtomHDR provides built-in Log to HDR conversion for Display and loop out
- Touch screen Camera control via optional cable for compatible cameras of Iris, WB, Shutter speed, and ND
- Exposure tools – histogram, waveform, false color & Zebras
- Focus assist tool – 4:1, 2:1, 1:1 Zoom
- Headphone monitoring of camera audio
Price and Availability
The Atomos Shinobi is available now for pre-order, the shipping should start at the end of June 2021. The price has been set to $699 (around €676 plus VAT in Europe). There is only the monitor and a universal power adapter included in the package, so don’t forget to purchase the right cables and batteries when necessary.
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