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03-18-2012, 09:07 AM   #106
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New lilliput

Lilliput now has a 7" screen with peaking focus: Lilliput 5D-II/O/P
Lilliput UK 5D-ii 7 inch field monitor with high resolution LCD, HDMI, component and composite video

I saw it on ebay for a little more than 330$, if the peaking focus is good, it could be a low budget great deal!

03-18-2012, 09:28 AM   #107
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For my own experience, you do not need focus peaking, you can still get accurate focus easily by using a HD 7 inch external montior.
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I bought a $99 Dick smith 7" tv for my K-5. It has a built in rechargeable battery.
Not full HD but I haven't found it necessary since the K-5's got zoom in on LV.
No HDMI, I just use the A/V input.
Great for low to the ground shots or save craning your neck looking vertically at the night sky or shooting over a cliff with a remote shutter.
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$10 portable dvd player from a thrift store. beat that. :P

06-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #110
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On the K-5 manual it says that only HDMI works for video preview. Did I get something wrong?
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I wonder if anyone has actually confirmed that the HDMI output is capable of delivering true 720p or 1080i resolution in LV mode? My own tests where I connected it to my 1920x1200 monitor showed no obvious difference when I switched the camera's output from 480p to 720p or 1080i. I wonder if the higher resolutions only are used when playing back video.

I also have a suspicion why we'd not get more than 480p in LV: The back display has supposedly only 480 rows, and we appear to be getting the HDMI signal from the same internal path that the display gets it signal from. So why should the camera internally produce a higher res image if it can't usually display that on the display anyway?

Also, there are marketing limitations (due to taxation etc.) that prohibit a DSLR to work like a camcorder, and that's probably why the manual states that we won't get > 480p in video recording mode. And for the same reason, it makes sense that we shouldn't get > 480p in LV mode, either, do I make sense?

So, with my belief that the HDMI won't give us true 720p or 1080i unless we're playing back recorded video, I wonder if it makes sense to get any monitor that can handle > 480 rows at all (unless you really need the high res for video playback)?

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