Atomos Shinobi 7 camera monitor goes bigger and brighter

Atomos Shinobi 7
(Image credit: Atomos)

Atomos has announced the launch of the new Atomos Shinobi 7, a bigger, brighter version of its original dedicated camera monitor, the 5in Atomos Shinobi.

The Atomos Shinomi 7 features a screen that is not only larger than the original but more than twice as bright. With a calibrated peak brightness of 2200nits (the original Shinobi was rated at 1000nit), the Shinobi 7 can be used in the brightest of environments without the need for a sun hood or for conversion of Log inputs for HDR monitoring. 

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The high-quality touchscreen offers a full ten-stop dynamic range, allowing videographers to preview HDR video in the field. It supports a wide range of LOG formats (such as Canon's CLog/CLog2/CLog3 and Sony SLog/SLog2/SLog3) and can display these in a variety of ways to replicate your post-production workflow, using LUTs (look-up tables). Thanks to its HDMI input the Atomos Shinobi 7 is compatible with most recent cameras, smartphones and other video devices.

The Atomos Shinobi 7's 2200nit HDR is more than twice as bright as the original Shinobi (Image credit: Atomos)

Atomos Shinobi 7

Dual battery slots in the Atomos Shinobi 7 allow you to hot-swap batteries during a shoot.  (Image credit: Atomos)

Other highlights include: HDMI 2.0 support for 4Kp60, 3G SDI support up to 2Kp60; dual NPF battery slots for continuous power; 3D LUT support with Preview and Loop out; touch screen camera control via an optional cable for compatible cameras of iris, white balance, shutter speed and ND; exposure tools including histogram, waveform, false colour and zebras; and headphone monitoring of camera audio.

With numerous configuration options the Atomos Shinobi 7 would make an ideal director’s or focus puller’s monitor, and for filmmakers who like to present to camera it would make the perfect companion to the best vlogging cameras, with its direct hotshoe attachment.

Atomos is well known for making monitors with built-in video recorders – such as the Atomos Ninja V. But the Atomos Shinobi 7 is just the company's second dedicated monitor, which provides a more affordable option for the amateur video maker (the original Atomos Shinobi was priced at just $399 on release and is now $100 cheaper). The Atomos Shinobi 7 will be priced at $699 and will be available in early June.

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).