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FEELWORLD F5 5-inch Monitor

Photo Moment - March 20, 2019

Smaller, 5-inch monitors are all the rage these days. You can spend over $1,000 or well under $200. The features will of course vary, but for those on a budget (or even those not), is the Feelworld F5 worth considering? 

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  • 0:32 Price & Competition
  • 1:38 Exterior explored
  • 4:06 Menus explored
  • 8:49 Recap
  • 9:06 DCI 24p vs 30p 

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Excellent review! Thanks for the info!
You're welcome!
Great review. Would there be any issues in recording 1080 @120fps? It was mentioned that recording 4K 60 leads to a no signal issue but how does it handle 1080 @120?
Those specs would be listed on their site but it depends what you mean by 1080p120. A file that is 120fps? No, it’s unlikely to capture that. A file that was shot at 120fps but output at 30fps? Yes. You have to look at the output. On LUMIX cameras when you’re shouting VFR the capture framerate and the output framerate are different.
PhotoJoseph thanks. Ye, I guess I’m talking about recording at 120fps but I’m not sure what the camera is actually outputting on those settings. Thanks for your reply.
Hey Joseph. Great review! I've just purchased this monitor but I can't figure out how to move the zoomed-in area from the centre of the screen to other areas. Is this possible with this monitor?
It’s been a while since I used this but I’m pretty sure you can. That said if it’s not in the menu then I guess not. Odd.
Came for monitor, stayed for review. This is how it's done, straight to the point, information packed, and thorough. You sold a monitor and your channel in one video. Sub'd. 👍👍👍
@PhotoJoseph Received monitor, however it's having issues with my A6300. Sony is notorious for not allowing dual record and playback on camera and external monitor when recording to internal memory as I've just found out. The work around is an external monitor recorder, one of which you mentioned in this video. Thought this may be some insight for others. Thank you for the Atomos recommendation, probably the route I will need to go.
This review was excellently done I have to say. I'm subscribing for sure.
I have had no issues putting Canon batteries on there. You have to press in the button at back for it to slide on.
One of those rare reviews where I felt not a moment was wasted. I have recently bought an ESDDI F5 which appears to be identical and I learnt several things from your review. Thank you for doing this.
Awesome! I just ordered the similarly priced Feelworld "Master" MA5, which is supposed to be a step up from this one but plastic (the F5 is metal, right?) plus has a few more features such as the ability to power your camera or other equipment, etc. Also the latency is supposed to be cut down from 20ms to 10ms, which is the main reason this was a no brainer for me. But how IS the latency on the F5 i wonder? I see many reviews on it, but very few that actually address this supposedly important piece of data. Cheers /Fred
Link a monitor in Amazon please
It was already in the description but here it is again
It takes some fiddling but the canon battery does fit. You have to start it at the far end of the slot, push the battery release button in and then slide it over.
Dang, you're right… I had to kind of angle it in to get it past the first stop. And it was even harder to get out. Definitely not recommended! Thanks for letting me know; I'll update the text here.
Like the Atomos cable... MINI-USB? That was a while ago - but a trademark for cheaper gear obviously.
Yeah I forgot to mention that it does come with an HDMI cable; I just can't find it. And the USB; well since it's hardly ever needed, why make it special, right?
@PhotoJoseph as I recall, micro USB worked just fine, and I never broke one of them...
I never understand why a manufacturer uses one port over another. Probably availability and cost of parts?
@PhotoJoseph probably, and the 'old' ports are still around in surplus storages for a tenth of the cost.
Look forward to more product reviews! :) Maybe you could review something for the GH5s? A low budget gimbal that does not take too long to set-up? :)
I guess lower than Ronin Gimbal.:)
UPDATE: You can use a Canon battery. It's really hard to get in, but it does go in. And it's even harder to get out. Use NP batteries. Much easier.

Smaller, 5-inch monitors are all the rage these days. You can spend over $1,000 or well under $200. The features will of course vary, but for those on a budget (or even those not), is the Feelworld F5 worth considering?

0:32 Price & Competition
1:38 Exterior explored
4:06 Menus explored
8:49 Recap
9:06 DCI 24p vs 30p
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