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.

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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.

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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
  • vectorscope
  • RGB parade, customizable
  • Histogram: Luma and RGB
  • LUT import via USB storage device
  • Audio meter display
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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.

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