If you are shooting video, you know how annoying those built-in camera monitors can be. Even if they are slightly bigger. Even if they tilt. Even if they flip out. They are just not very convenient when you need to do work on a bigger scale. I am not dissing them completely. Some situations call for small built-in monitors. But you want an external monitor when you need accuracy and a bit more real estate. Today, we will look at PortKeys LH5P II, which is not only an on-camera monitor but also a clever camera remote.
External monitors and I have a love-hate relationship. I love how it makes filmmaking easier for me. However, there are a lot of things that make using one harder. The weight, the battery, the I/O, cable management, and all sorts of things like that make choosing a perfect monitor pretty tough. After a few weeks of using the PortKeys BM5 WR, I feel relieved. It boasts all the tech you could need, with all the comfort one looks for in a monitor. But most importantly, it has GREAT cross-compatibility. let’s dive into it.
The Portkeys LH5P is a really interesting monitor, to say the least. It boasts a great feature set and a bright panel. But the most attractive feature is definitely the camera control function. Portkeys has been getting notoriety for its camera control abilities, and this monitor brings it to an even more affordable market. Peaking at 1700 nits, this 5.5-inch monitor can do some pretty cool stuff.
Even taking into consideration that Portkeys is a budget brand. This monitor stands out with its feature set.