Check out our article on the 502 here, a compact and lightweight monitor, ideal for small mirrorless cameras and gimbal devices due to its 1lbs form factor.
The 501 promises nearly all features of the 502; 1080p screen, LUT support, vast exposure and focus aids, plus compatibility with the new Sidefinder accessory (turns the compact monitor into a high resolution viewfinder). The difference? The 501 is HDMI only.
The 502 packs a lot of punch in the peripheral department. SDI and HDMI in/out as well as cross converting either signal.
This comes as no surprise, as SmallHD recently announced the discontinuation of the DP4, their previous entry level HDMI only monitor.
Here’s the specification list for the SmallHD 501:
- Panel Type LCD
- Size Diagonal 5
- Resolution 1920 x 1080
- Pixel Density (PPI) 441
- Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native
- Active Area 5.0 in
- Brightness 400 cd/m2
- Contrast 1500:1
- Color Gamut 85% NTSC (100% Rec 709)
- Color Depth 24 Bit (8bpc)
- Viewing Angle Full 179 Degrees
- Backlight Type LED
- Adjustable Backlight Yes
- Temperature Adaptive Color Yes
- Dual LP-E6 battery slots
Pricing of the 501 is currently at $899, a $300 saving against the 502.