Atomos Shinobi 7 announced
Image courtesy: Atomos

Atomos, one of the industry’s top video monitor manufacturers, has announced the follow-up to their popular 5.2” Shinobi monitor: the Shinobi 7.

Just as the name suggests, the Shinobi 7 is a 7” monitor that expands on the original 5.2″ model. Additionally, the new monitor has a brighter display — offering 2200 nits of brightness. To compare, the 5.2” model was capable of 1000 nits of brightness. While that is still very bright on paper, the new monitor takes it to the next level. With this brightness level, you shouldn’t have any problems seeing the monitor’s screen in daylight.

According to an Atomos press release, the new Shinobi can monitor signals up to 4Kp60 through either HDMI or SDI. Additionally, the screen can display up to 10+ stops of dynamic range in real-time. It accepts Log/PQ/HLG signals.

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Atomos rethinks its touchscreen

While the 5.2” model sported a touchscreen, the Shinobi 7 streamlines its touchscreen functionality. The monitor’s new touchscreen is designed to make it much easier and quicker to focus the camera and adjust settings like white balance and shutter angle.

Atomos Shinobi 7
Image courtesy: Atomos

The Shinobi 7 features a built-in 3D LUT box

You can use your own custom 3D LUT ‘LookUp Table’ to feed downstream and load eight custom LUTs through the SD card slot. After you load them, they’re instantly selectable.

Design

The Shinobi 7 features dual battery slots. This is a nice feature because they’re swappable during shoots. You can continually monitor without needing to worry about the battery life. Also, the monitor’s DC jack can connect to the main power source on set. You can also use a DC to DTAP cable with V-lock batteries.

Breakdown

  • 2200 nits HDR
  • HDMI 2.0 support for 4Kp60
  • 3G SDI support up to 2Kp60
  • Dual NPF battery slots
  • 3D LUT support
  • Offers histogram, waveform, false color and Zebras
  • Pull focus when using Zoom 4:1, 2:1, 1:1
  • Headphone monitoring
  • Touchscreen camera control

Pricing and availability

The Atomos Shinobi 7 releases this June for $699.