Hands-on With Sony’s External LCD Viewing Monitor For Cameras With HDMI (mini) Output

At CES 2011, Sony was showing off a new $399 external display for DSLR’s or any other camera with a HDMI (mini) output, which includes many Sony models. The CLM-V55 is a 5″ External LCD Viewing Monitor for live view video and stills, and a perfect compliment to a tripod setup and many other situations.

Other key features include:

  • Peaking support for precise focusing
  • Tiltable up to 90 degrees with supplied adapter
  • Swivel up to 360 degrees for superior flexibility
  • Headphone jack for audio monitoring
  • LCD hood for viewing in bright conditions
  • HDMI cable and shoe adapters included
  • The LCD has a 16:9 aspect ratio, but can display 4:3. Overall resolution is pegged at 800×460. It is powered by a M Type Sony battery, which could differ from your DSLR’s battery meaning you’ll need two chargers. Here is some photos of the CLM-V55 that we took at the show, including the peak view:


    There is an incredible gallery of the CLM-V55 in action at DC Watch.

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