cheap monitor as field monitor


Link Posted 07/04/2018 - 19:43
is there any big reason why I shouldn't buy this as field monitor?

it doesn't have battery, but I think it works with a power bank (checking) through usb. It doesn't have a shade, but I can build one maybe?


Link Posted 07/04/2018 - 22:07
Says on the advert that it needs 12v dc. Most power banks are for USB, 5v only.
I think you will need a 12v battery I'm afraid. 10 x nicads or the like would do the trick.
Last Edited by doingthebobs on 07/04/2018 - 22:08


Link Posted 07/04/2018 - 22:29
but down in the description it says:

Support USB interface to charge (5 volt 1 amp)


Link Posted 08/04/2018 - 00:34
You can run it with a 12v transformer. That's how I use mine. If it's talking about 5v usb charging however, this suggests an onboard power supply of some sort?
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Link Posted 08/04/2018 - 09:53
sebas77 wrote:
but down in the description it says:

Support USB interface to charge (5 volt 1 amp)

Hi someone asked that question in the Q and A
And they say no
It comes with a power adapter can you use a 12 volt inverter on you car battery
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Link Posted 08/04/2018 - 10:22
It was me to ask the question The cheapest field monitor is 99 pound so I wonder if it's worth the difference


Link Posted 08/04/2018 - 11:40
The monitor is 12V DC in. Looks to me that it means 5V usb out for charging.

You'd be able to run the monitor using the supplied AC/DC adapter or a stand-alone 12v battery.



Link Posted 08/04/2018 - 13:38
Yes I guess that explains it. A field monitor with battery can be useful for outdoor though. Too many times I thought the image was good to then be disappointed once opened on pc ( mainly micro blur or out of focus)
Last Edited by sebas77 on 08/04/2018 - 13:38


Link Posted 12/04/2018 - 12:11
Eventually I am inclined to buy this one

If it works how assume it should work I know it will improve my worflow. I am still reclutant to spend that money though especially since we got image sync which is anyway to slow to show the full res image. I guess there is no hope for a cheaper solution anytime soon anywya
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