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Forum: Pentax K-5 01-18-2019, 03:46 AM  
Pentax K-5 and external HDMI LCD screen
Posted By blackest
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Hi the screen on the andycine is 1920 by 1080p and is 386 PPI it can take a 4k signal (a retina display is 326 PPI in comparison).

A 4k display would be 2x 386 PPI at that screen size. But surprisingly yes you can get a display with that resolution around that size
Here comes world's first 6" 4K AMOLED display with an unprecedented density of 734 PPI Although I don't know if there is a field monitor at that resolution, certainly not at that price.


if you can use a wireless display then maybe a phone or tablet is an option

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GMonitor ? Apps bei Google Play
?GMonitor on the App*Store

These apps are designed for lumix cameras with Wifi but the resolution sent by wifi is only 640x480.

Interesting though maybe at some point there will be a pentax app such as for the K1. I think its going to lag quite badly over wifi to be fair.

There are other field monitors with options such as recording hdmi out as well as in and i think, sdi input which gives a less laggy input than with hdmi

Somehow I don't see Pentax producing a camera with the capability to use these features in the near future.
They do have a version of the gopro.
Specifications?WG-M2 | RICOH IMAGING

gets quite a bashing here

You Tube

I believe Amazon have them for 99 - 150 more expensive in the UK thou.
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-17-2019, 04:22 PM  
Pentax K-5 and external HDMI LCD screen
Posted By blackest
Replies: 116
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I just picked up an andycine 4k monitor and it works with the k5 pretty well it has built in focus peaking zoom 4x 9x 16x, zebra striping, false color and more.

I've just checked it reads the hdmi while recording video. retail price is around /$180 i got mine for 80 euro. i also picked up recently a q-666 tripod a tourism tripod at a very light weight 3 pounds including ball head. I am dubious how good it is for eye level photography with its 2 stage centre column extended. But it seems solid enough and there is no slop in the centre column when its down.

i haven't tried it with my slider yet but i have the option to unscrew the ball head and attach that to the legs and maybe the ball head to the slider. its arca swiss and can convert to a monopod with 1 leg and the reversible centre column. The bottom of the centre column has a spring loaded hook which is removed for the monopod but rather usefully its a 3/8th female thread. so you can use it to attach say the field monitor to the base of the column when its inverted and get the camera close to the ground but upside down.

Ok you can flip the monitor screen but i have discovered my 200mm nodal rail has 2 arca swiss grooves. You can put the rail in upside down in the ball head and i used some lightstand extenders (or magic arms) and another 200mm plate to create a cage for the camera so the camera is upright but low to the ground. with the field monitor at a useful height, (a cheap selfie stick can give even more height if you need it).

One issue with the field monitor is it doesn't come with a battery or charger but it does use sony F series batteries, so i bought a daylight balanced 160 LED panel which came with a battery and charger. It wasn't that much more than it would cost for a battery and charger alone.

Anyway if you fancy a field monitor the andycine 4k is well worth a look.

its also quite handy as a secondary monitor when editing in lightroom, It can show you whats focused the contrast ratios ...

small edit it says on the box andycine A6 and on the monitor Andycine 4K
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