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Q: Portable LCD Monitor/Display for Digital Camera ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Portable LCD Monitor/Display for Digital Camera
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: digitalpixman-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 28 Feb 2004 10:45 PST
Expires: 29 Mar 2004 10:45 PST
Question ID: 311749
I am a photographer and I have purchased the Kodak DCS Pro 14N Camera.
The camera has a video out.  I am trying to locate a small/portable
LCD display that I can plug into the video out on the camera and mount
on my tripod.  I am looking to find:

1.  Three Options of Display compatible with the 14N including tech specs.
2.  What the price of each display is.
3.  Where it can be purchased.

Subject: Re: Portable LCD Monitor/Display for Digital Camera
Answered By: sycophant-ga on 28 Feb 2004 18:09 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi digitalpixman, 

Finding a monitor that meets your requirements should be fairly simple
as the camera puts out a standard NTSC or PAL video signal that can be
connected to any TV with an AV input.

I have searched around a bit and come up with a variety of options:

TV One is a supplier of professional TV hardware - they have a few
products on interest:
LM-401M - 4" LCD - MSRP $345
LMP-401 - 4" LCD (Portable version w/battery etc) - MSRP $425
LM-681M - 6.8" LCD - MSRP $595
LMP-681 - 6.8" LCD (Portable version w/battery etc) - MSRP $695 
All these models feature a durable metal case, with threaded tripod
mounting hole. They offer high brightness, and a good angle (45deg
left/right, 10deg up, and 30deg down). Full tech specs are here:
These monitors, being PAL and NTSC compatable, mean that you can take
advatage of the slight visual superiority of the PAL format that your
camera can support.
They are available for purchase here, at less than MSRP:
TV One products are also available from B&H Photographic (

Vari-zoom, a company specialising in camera-accesories for the
professional video market, offer a few montior options:
Designed to be mounted to cameras, all their monitors feature a tripod
compatabile mount on the bottom.
VZ-TFT - 113mm x 83.5mm viewable - $279 ($339 w/battery)
VZ-TFT-4 - 4" monitor - $219 ($299 portable config)
VZ-CON56 - 5.6" monitor - $309 (+$35 for battery kit)
These products are all available directly from the website.

In addition to these products, almost any portable LCD TV (such as
those found online from ) will be able to
display the output from your camera. They are generally able to be
powered by batteries (either internally or with an additional batter,
such as a gel-cell). They do not feature some of the portability of
the other models, but they are very cost effective.

I hope the 5 models I have found provide the range you were looking
for. They seem very suitable for your purposes.

Let me know if I can clarify anything for you.

digitalpixman-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much for your help!  You answer was exactly what we were
looking for and more.  We purchased a display today and it was exactly
what we were looking for.  Thank You!

Subject: Re: Portable LCD Monitor/Display for Digital Camera
From: sycophant-ga on 28 Feb 2004 18:13 PST
Sorry, my search strategies included:
"portable LCD monitor tripod"
"TV One monitor"

I also visited directly, a site I had bookmarked.

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