When the 5.2″ Atomos Shinobi was announced only last month, it got a lot of people very excited with its 1920×1080 pixel 1000 nit 427ppi touchscreen IPS display. Now we have a nice, fairly inexpensive HDMI field monitor capable of displaying 4K footage over HDMI with all of the usual bells and whistles we’ve come to know from Atomos’s higher-end recorder monitors.
The folks with higher-end cameras weren’t so pleased, though. While HDMI is ideal for those shooting DSLR or mirrorless cameras and others who only have HDMI outputs, those with more dedicated video cameras need SDI. Now, Atomos has announced a new SDI version of the Shinobi, and it’s only $499.