The 10 Best Camera Monitors

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Whether you're putting together a kit capable of making first-rate indie films, or you want a reliable way to view the footage you capture for your personal projects on a larger screen, one of these camera monitors will be ideal. They don't just give you a bigger display, either, as many include features like focus peaking, zebra lines, and waveforms to help you dial in the best settings. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best camera monitor on Amazon.

10. Sony CLM-V55 5-Inch

9. Lilliput A7S 7-Inch

8. SmallHD Focus 5 IPS

7. Neewer F100 4K

6. SmallHD On-Camera 502

5. Atomos Shogun Flame 7-Inch

4. Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K

3. Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+

2. Atomos Ninja Flame 7-Inch

1. Atomos Sumo 19-Inch

Editor's Notes

April 29, 2019:

While there hasn't been a ton of movement in this category of late, we have seen a few developments that were able to shake up our previous ranking. For starters, Neewer's model previously slated at number two got an upgrade to work with 4K footage. That might have been enough to keep it in the top three, but the quality of so many other models, especially the Atmos Ninja Flame that unseated it, was enough to push it all the way back to our number seven spot.

Two newcomers joined the list to round it out to ten total entries. These are from Blackmagic Design and Lilliput. Now, Blackmagic has been making some of the best low-budget production cameras we've seen in the last decade, but this is one of their first monitors to successfully target a DIY filmmaker audience. The Lilliput has far less history behind it, and like the Neewer, it's decidedly a budget option. Its rugged housing is a nice touch for shooters with butterfingers, or those who work in more dangerous environments.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on April 30, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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