If you can't wait to leave negative comments on new camera releases that don't have built-in flippy screens, then the Atomos Shinobi is for you.
Joking aside, the new $399 Atomos Shinobi does look like a promising, lightweight video monitor that would make a good addition to a vlogger’s setup. The display is 1920x1080 with support of 1080p input up to 60 fps or 4K footage in DCI or UHD formats up to 30 fps.
This 5.2-inch touchscreen monitor has a pixel density of 427 PPI and features a 10-bit IPS screen with 1,000 cd/m2 of brightness. The display will show up to 10.5 stops of dynamic range and supports Log formats from Canon, Sony, Fuji, ARRI, Panasonic, and more. LUTs can be imported and applied in-monitor via the Shinobi's SD card slot.
A closer look can be seen in this first impressions review from Moritz Janisch below.
Onscreen monitoring features includes focus peaking, magnification, markers, as well as histogram, false color, vectorscope, zebras, and waveform displays. Anamorphic footage can be de-squeezed too (2x, 1.5x, 1.33, and Panasonic 8:3).
The body construction is made of polycarbonate, weighs 7 ounces, and the chassis is 1-inch thick . There's a headphone jack to monitor sound, adding that ability to cameras that do not have one built in. A single Sony L-series battery powers the Shinobi.
The Atomos Shinobi 5.2-inch 4K HDMI Monitor is shipping now.