ikan announces the new VH7 – an HD 7 inch HDSLR monitor

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ikan just sent out a press release announcing the new VH7 – an HD 7 inch monitor for use with HDSLRs or even those things called video cameras.

UPDATE: There was a typo in the original release – the AC107 has been replaced with the appropriate part number = BP2T

ikan vh7 7" HDSLR monitor

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Now you kan!

For those in need of a high quality, cost effective entry level high definition monitor, ikan proudly introduces the VH7. The ikan line of HD monitors is all about connections and the VH7 is no exception. Equipped with an HDMI, VGA, and 2 COMPOSITE INPUTS, ikan’s VH7 will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding users. This 7 inch monitor boasts a sparkling resolution of 1024×600 with both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, and can be powered with the provided AC107 BP2T DV battery plate for use with your of choice of Sony, Canon, or Panasonic style batteries. The new VH7, a complete out-of-the-box self powered HDSLR field monitoring solution… from ikan.

ikan VH7 - with fully equipped Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Built With You in Mind.

For those in need of a single HDMI monitor solution the VH7 is for you! Now you can run an HDMI, VGA or COMPOSITE without the clutter of additional connections that you don’t need. One simple connection provides a brilliant screen resolution giving you a clear and accurate image representation. And where does the cost of those unneeded connections go? In your pocket! The VH7 is one of the most affordable 7 inch HD monitors on the market giving you the ability to stretch your production budget even farther.

ikan VH7 - 7" HDMI LCD Monitor - the rear view

The VH7 Has You Covered.

The days of purchasing a separate battery plate for your monitor are over. In addition to the included AC adapter, the VH7 comes complete with our popular AC107 BP2T adapter plate! Whether you are shooting with a Canon, Panasonic or Sony DV camera, ikan has you covered. Simply specify which battery plate you would like (Your choice of either the Sony L, Sony BP-U, Canon 900, or Panasonic D54 series batteries) ,and you will receive a complete, self-powered HDSLR field monitor with the quality and reliability you have come to expect from ikan.

VH7 Key Features:

1024×600 Screen Resolution
HDMI Input
VGA Input
2 Composite Inputs
Included AC107 BP2T Battery Plate

ikan VH7 - 7 inch HDMI LCD Monitor-1

ikan VH7 - 7" HDMI LCD Monitor-1

Blogger's Disclaimer: ikan is indeed a planet5D advertiser and we're proud to have them on board. We do get some $ from them.

(Photo credit: snap from the press release)

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  1. The older Ikan monitors work well, but it is not practical to power them from the video camera batteries because it will only last about 10 minutes. If you have AC power or a vagabond, it will work well. Or if your takes are very short and you have a bag with plenty of batteries.

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