January 18, 2019

Watch How The Feelworld F5 Compares to The SmallHD Focus Monitor

Monitor Reviews
Interested in monitors? Check out this video breakdown comparing the SmallHD Focus Monitor side-by-side with the Feelworld F5 Monitor.

Looks like the professional grade camera-top monitor competition is heating up! In this video review by Chadwin Smith, we get a side-by-side comparison of how the popular SmallHD Focus stacks up against the Feelworld F5 in a 5” monitor showdown.

SmallHD Focus vs. Feelworld F5

It’s important to note that in reviews like these, both products should always be judged based on your video and filmmaking needs and budget. While the Feelworld stands out as the more affordable and perhaps more practical option, the SmallHD certainly offers more software functionality.

If you’re interested, here are the tech and price breakdowns for each monitor. Specs which stand out or are unique to each monitor are bolded for comparison.

SmallHD Focus Monitor

SmallHD

  • 5” Display
  • 1280x720 Resolution
  • Tilt Arm
  • Cold Shoe Mount
  • Sony NPF Battery
  • Micro HDMI In Only
  • Power the Camera
  • Headphone Jack
  • Multi-Touch Screen
  • Custom Pages
  • Zebras
  • False Colors
  • Nine Grid
  • Multiple Aspect Ratios
  • Histogram
  • Focus Peaking
  • LUTS

Price: $499

Feelworld F5

Feelworld

  • 5” Display
  • 1280x720 Resolution
  • Tilt Arm
  • Cold Shoe Mount
  • Sony NPF Battery
  • DC Power Cable
  • Full Size HDMI IN/OUT
  • Included Sun Hood
  • Power the Camera
  • Headphone Jack
  • Zebras
  • False Colors
  • Nine Grid
  • Multiple Aspect Ratios
  • Histogram
  • Focus Peaking

Price: $159.99     

Your Comment

4 Comments

The price feature set make the Feelworld a great value, but if you need LUT support, the SmallHD is worth the extra $. Pity that the SmallHD uses micro HDMI, as that is a total deal breaker for me. Maybe Feelworld will offer an upgraded version of this monitor to include LUT support and throw in a 1/4x20 on the bottom.

Another 5" monitor option is the PortKeys LH5S/LH5T for $250 which is 1920x1080 and does support LUTS.

January 18, 2019 at 7:59PM, Edited January 18, 8:18PM

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David Patterson
videographer/editor
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Man, just get a MiniHDMI to HDMI converter and it's all good :)

January 20, 2019 at 9:52AM, Edited January 20, 9:52AM

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putin
post-pro / Editor
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pretty cool review

January 18, 2019 at 8:19PM

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I'm surprised that he didn't mention that the SmallHD includes waveform. I don't think that there is anything under the price of the SmallHD which includes this feature.

January 30, 2019 at 1:25PM, Edited January 30, 1:25PM

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Br. Lawrence Morey
Producer of small films for my abbey
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