The Desview U6 5.5″ 4K HDMI Camera Control Monitor is another affordable option if you are looking for a bright on-camera monitor that also has camera control.
The monitor features a 5.5″ IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, claimed brightness of 2800 cd/m², 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 ppi and touchscreen control. The monitor covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color space standard.
The Desview U6 has HDMI input and output, and it supports up to 4K DCI 60p and UHD 60p video inputs. HDMI is pass-through. There is also a USB Type-C port which provides 5V power input, and it can also be used for LANC camera control functions such as iris and focus for some cameras. A USB Type-A port lets you import custom 3D LUTs.
With the camera control feature you can control certain aspects of certain cameras, however, Desview does not provide a list of which cameras will actually work. On their website they feature the Canon C/100/C200, Sony FS7/FX6 and ZCAM E2.
The monitor has the following viewing aids:
- Pixel pinch zoom
- Image formats: preset and customizable
- Anamorphic decompression: 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.66x, 1.79x, 2.0x
- Image flip: automatic and manual
- Image rotation: automatic and manual
- Color focus aid, with adjustable style and intensity
- Peaking, with adjustable intensity
- false color
- Zebra, customizable
- Waveform: Luma and RGB, customizable with ROI highlighting
- RGB parade, customizable
- Histogram: Luma and RGB
- LUT import via USB storage device
- Audio meter display
You can also power your camera or other accessories using the 8 VDC barrel output. The U6 can be powered using the L-series integrated battery plate or via a separately available DC adapter. The monitor consumes 15W.
Two 1/4″-20 threads on the side and bottom allow you to mount the monitor to a variety of setups, or you can use the included cold shoe adapter to mount the monitor to your camera. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the monitor.
What do you get?
You get the following items in the kit:
- Desview U6 5.5″ 4K HDMI Camera Control Monitor
- USB key
- Cold Shoe Mount Adapter
- HDMI cable set
- D-Tap Power Cable
- USB Type-C to LANC Camera Control Cable
- Microfiber cleaning cloth
- Storage locker
- One year limited warranty
Price and availability
The Desview U6 5.5″ 4K HDMI Camera Control Monitor is available now for $389 USD.