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FEELWORLD FW568S Released – 6” On-Camera Monitor with 3G-SDI and LUTs Support

September 29th, 2022 Jump to Comment Section
FEELWORLD FW568S Released – 6” On-Camera Monitor with 3G-SDI and LUTs Support

FEELWORLD has just released an affordable 3G-SDI on-camera monitor, the FW568S. It features a 6-inch FullHD display, 3G-SDI and HDMI input and output, 450 nits of brightness, custom LUTs support, and an NP-F plate on the back to power wireless video transmitters. It retails for $239.99.

Although FEELWORLD has recently introduced a large 10.1” model, the LUT11S, the company is primarily known for producing 5 and 7” on-camera monitors that are light on your pockets. I personally own the LUT7S PRO as a backup monitor and, although the build quality isn’t great, it’s bright enough to be viewable even when shooting snow sports.

The newly-released FW568S is built on the legacy of the existing FW568 V2, which is one of the most affordable HDMI-only models on the market. So let’s take a look at the improvements with this upgraded version.

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FEELWORLD FW568S: 6” on-camera monitor

The FW568S features a 6” 1920×1080 IPS display, which is slightly larger compared to the 5.5” screen of the previous model. The panel features a contrast ratio of 1000:1, has a viewing angle of 160°, and, unfortunately, only reaches a maximum brightness of 450 nits. As the FW568S is far from being daylight-viewable, the monitor comes with a sunshade.

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As the name suggests, the major improvement over the “non-S” model is the addition of single 3G-SDI input and output ports. These accept video signals up to 2K60p, but the device also supports 4K UHD up to 30fps and DCI 4K at 24fps via its full-size HDMI input/output. Moreover, a 3.5mm headphone jack allows for real-time audio monitoring.

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The device offers a set of common monitoring and framing tools, including waveform, vector scope, histogram, peaking, anamorphic de-squeeze, false color, and more. Also, users can now load up to 32 custom LUTs as .cube files, which are added to a series of built-in Log to Rec.709 presets compatible with some of the most popular camera models.

Power and design

There are several methods to power the FW568S. Indeed, users can attach a Sony NP-F style battery to the back of the monitor, or plug it into an external power source via the DC IN 12V barrel connector or USB-C (5V) port. Furthermore, the rear side of the monitor has a “dummy” NP-F plate, which can be used to mount and power wireless video systems and other accessories. These can also draw juice from the 8V DC OUT port at the bottom.

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Like most FEELWORLD monitors, the FW568S comes with a plastic construction that keeps it lightweight (203g). In my experience, this isn’t very reliable, especially for run-and-gun shoots, and is something that the company should really improve.

The monitor features two 1/4”-20 mounting points with locating holes, one at the bottom and the other on the right side. Moreover, the unit comes with a tilt arm that attaches to the side of the monitor via a 1/4”-20 screw and slides into the camera’s cold-shoe mount.

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Lastly, the screen features a new menu layout that should be easier to navigate. However, users can only operate the monitor using a scroll wheel button, as the display itself doesn’t seem to be touchscreen.

Price and availability

The new FEELWORLD FW568S is now available for pre-order from B&H. Its official retail price is $239.99. The existing HDMI-only FW568 V2 is also still available for purchase for $119.99.

For more information, please visit FEELWORLD’s website here.

What’s your favorite 5” or 7” on-camera monitor? What do you think of the new FEELWORLD FW568S? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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