Fancy a clip-on LCD monitor for your DSLR camera? Well, that is what Sony intends to deliver with their spanking new Sony CLM-V55 clip-on LCD monitor. This will offer DSLR camera owners a brand new option to view their footage while shooting HD video, sporting a bigger area for your eyes to feast upon. To put it basically, the CLM-V55 is a portable video monitor that boasts a high-resolution WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 5” LCD panel. It is easily attached to the majority of Interchangeable Lens Digital cameras and compatible HD camcorders courtesy of its supplied adapter. According to Sony, it is capable of displaying video footage during shooting/playback with excellent clarity and a wide viewing angle.
The clip-on screen can tilt and swivel to virtually any angle for comfortable framing in any position, even if you decide to indulge in a little bit of self-shooting. While it might be a whole lot more suitable for amateurs as well as budding photographers, the CLM-V55 will also not come up short since it is loaded with pro-style features that will help photo professionals and videographers shoot high-quality HD video footage with their Interchangeable Lens Digital camera.
Pixel magnification mode assists coupled with accurate focus confirmation will deliver an enlarged pixel-perfect view of a selected portion of the Full HD image. This is further complemented by a colour peaking function which will highlights the edges of accurately-focused areas of the video image. There is also an intuitive control wheel that enables quick, positive adjustment of a wide range of monitor settings without having to interrupt your shooting session. Adjustable parameters will comprise of aspect ratio (16:9/4:3), volume, brightness, contrast, color tone (phase), color temp and auto dimmer. On-screen markers are available to aid precise framing by giving precise indication of a TV’s 16:9 or 4:3 actual display area. The LCD monitor’s on-board mono speaker will also be complemented by a headphone jack for accurate audio monitoring during shooting. Want to pick this puppy up? While we don’t know how much it will cost, the CLM-V55 LCD video monitor will be out this March.
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