Atomos is expanding its field monitor portfolio with the Shinobi 7, an interesting option. In contrast to its little brother (Shinobi 5), the Shinobi 7 has a 7" display operating at 2200 nits, HDMI 2.0 (4K/60p) and 1x 3G SDI (2K760p).
Another new feature is the option to control essential camera functions such as aperture, white balance, shutter speed and ND filter directly on the monitor via touch using the Atomos USB-C>Serial Cable. Out of the box, the Camera Remote function currently works with the Z-Cam E2 camera. However, other cameras may be added in the future via USB and RJ 45 control ports.
The Shinobi 7&s 2200 nits display is said to work in direct sunlight without a sunshade and, according to Atomos, displays a dynamic range of 10 + f-stops with log/PQ/HLG signals in real time.
Thanks to the dual battery mount (Sony NP), fresh batteries can be added during operation via "hotswap" without interruption.
The Shinobi 7 is factory calibrated to REC 709 - other setups can be set up via an optional USB-A or USB-C > Serial cable and X-Rite&s i1DisplayPro. If you want to use your own LUTs, there are 8 freely assignable memory locations for this purpose. LUTs are transferred via SD card.
The HDMI and SDI ports are each dual, so that separate inputs and outputs are available. The DC-In is designed as a locking port and should therefore also be able to cope with harsher environments. V-Lock batteries can also be used for power supply via the DC to DTAP cable.
The Atomis Shinobi 7 will be available from June at a net price of 699 euros.