The SmallHD Focus 7 and 702 Touch monitors have super bright IPS screens for daylight use

Apr 17, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The SmallHD Focus 7 and 702 Touch monitors have super bright IPS screens for daylight use

Apr 17, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Two of the products we were keen to check out in person at NAB 2019 were the new SmallHD Focus 7 and upcoming 702 Touch monitors. So, we stopped by the SmallHD stand to find out more about them.

SmallHD Focus 7 – $699

The Focus 7 is SmallHD’s newest entry level 7″ monitor. It features an HDMI input with a 1920×1200 touchscreen IPS display offering 1,000 nits of brightness. It includes all of the visual aids we’d expect from a monitor of this calibre, including vectorscope, waveform, RGB parade, focus peaking, false colour, etc. It supports up to 4K UHD and can be powered via DC input cable or up to two Sony L series batteries for up to four hours of continuous use.

The SmallHD Focus 7 is available to buy now for $699.

SmallHD 702 Touch – $1,169

The 702 Touch is the new SmallHD flagship monitor. It’s an update to the popular 702 Bright which, as the name suggests, now offers touchscreen capabilities. The 702 Touch features 2x 3G-SDI inputs, a 3G-SDI output, an HDMI input, HDMI output, and four mounting points. It has an extremely bright 1,500 nits 1920×1200 touchscreen IPS display for use in very bright outdoor conditions.

Like the Focus 7, it can be powered by a pair of Sony L series batteries or through DC input, but it can also accept V-Mount and Gold Mount batteries, too. It features the expected waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade and other assistive tools, and also supports 3D LUTs via SD card.

The SmallHD 702 Touch will be available to pre-order soon for $1,169 and is expected to ship in the next few weeks.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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