A $99 7″ Monitor? Really? CineMartin’s Powerful Full HD and Fully Decked Out 7” Monitor!

by Bret Hoy12 Comments

Everyone’s on a budget. It’s not very often that you find yourself in a position where you can buy the shiniest (and probably most expensive) toy on the market.

In fact, a lot of the things that we curate for you guys are things that might be out of the range of the average shooter. Since that’s the generally agreed upon norm, it’s pretty cool to see a product that is not only really cool, but really REALLY reasonable.

The Loyal LT 7 inch 1080p monitor from Cinemartin is the budget monitor that checks almost every single one of the quality boxes that you’d come to expect from any high end monitor brand – Full HD resolution, histograms and Waveforms, focus Peaking and it even comes with an anamorphic de-squeeze option. Although this monitor stands well on its own without the caveat of the price, it’s pretty sweet that it comes in at 99 euros (roughly 105 dollars).

We haven’t gotten one of those in our hands yet, but this is the kind of tech that I love to see – a reasonably priced gear, that gives the busy shooter everything they need. Can’t wait to see how this stacks up.

Cinemartin Loyal LT and loyal LT S4K

Cinemartin is proud to announce the availability of its new Loyal LT series of monitors for cameras & DSLR's

Via Cinemartin:

7″ FullHD native + 4K Support + Assist tools at 99$
Up to 3840x2160p30, Lighter, 600 NIT, 1200:1, Anam. Supp.

Available at 7″, Cinemartin is proud to introduce the new range subfamily, LT and LT S4K versions of the 2016 Loyal series of Bright monitors. Bomb the market with full of features like native FullHD with HDMI input and output with loop, IPS high quality panel, an astonishing contrast ratio of 1200:1, a brightness of up to 600 NITS, and featuring an extensive array of tools such as Exposure, False Color, Histogram, Peaking, the ability to change aspect ratio, markers, etc., and supporting anamorphing lenses, just at an introductory price of 99€.

Available in 2 versions, LT and LT S4K the latest one supporting video at up to 2160p.

With a contrast ratio of up to 1200:1, up to 600 NIT's of luminance the new LT series are the great choice for any HDMI device.

It have a built in zoom up to 16x that, as with almost any feature, can be assigned to any of the custom buttons located on top.

A part of the high resolution and luminance, LT series comes with a full arsenal of Assit tools, inherit from its big brother monitor the Loyal std. series, it comes with the following video tools:

PEAKING
The peaking filter, commonly refered as Peak feature.
There are four filter color alternatives; red, green, blue and white, with peaking ranges from 0 to 100.

This tool helps focusing properly.

ZEBRAS
The exposure filter, known as Zebra, comes to assist in exposure adjustments in the typical mode of the Zebra pattern. Exposure level ranges from 0 to 100.

This tool has many purposes.

FALSE COLOR
The False color is used to help on setting of camera exposure, which enables to achieve properly exposure without external test equipment.

Other tools, include:
HISTOGRAM, ASPECT MARKER, VUMETERS, MORPH / DE-ANAMORPH (for anamorphic lenses)

Available as of now as a standalone display or as a shoot kit pack that comes with a battery plate (for Sony NP-F Batteries), an AC adaptor, an HDMI cable, sunhood and a hot shoe mount.

Price of both models is 99$ standalone monitor and 149$ the monitor with the shooters kit (sun hood, battery plate, and dslr arm) , delivery starting at February 12, 20107 is about 3-4 weeks with a express option available for inmediately delivery (5 days).

Learn more about Cinemartin's Loyal LT series of monitors

(cover photo credit: snap from Cinemartin)

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy

Bret Hoy is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Mainly focused on documentary and experimental film, he has produced, directed, shot and edited many short films and a few long form works.

He shoots a lot and often.
Bret Hoy

Comments

  1. If it sounds too good to be true… 600 nit = deal breaker – isn’t half what you’re going to need in a lot of situations. No record = deal breaker. If all that you need is to know you’re camera is producing a signal or a general idea of your shot, I would get one to use and another for backup.

  2. I’m looking forward to your review on the product, looks incredibly reasonable, especially for a first monitor.

  3. For the 4K version of this monitor, does it also work with a 1080p camera? Or does it only work with a 4K camera?

  4. Can I plug headphone directly into this monitor? My T5i does not have a headphone jack.

    1. According to Cinemartin’s site (link above):
      Loyal series also include a headphone mini jack ideal for cameras that lacks headphone jack output like Sony a6300, a6500, etc.. Listen what your camera or mic is listening, check it and adjust the gain to get your recordings better.

  5. The checkout page might be the sketchiest thing I’ve ever seen on the interwebs. Is there an ebay or amazon link to buy this product?

    1. Hey Benjamin… the $99 price was shown in their press release as an introductory price.

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