I had to leave for Chicago yesterday morning and I needed a couple of cases for my Sony CLM v55 and Smallhd DP4 monitors. I started digging around the house to see what i could find and it turns out that both monitors fit quit nicely into the same case that I use for my Zoom h4n. I didn’t realize it until now, but  the seller actually links to my video review in his listing. It looks like the price has gone up by $1 since the last time I ordered these cases but $15.99 is still a pretty good price for a nice little . Especially when it’s protecting a $400 investment.

These cases zip up just fine even with batteries still attached to the back of the monitor and provide you with just enough room to squeeze in a short HDMI cable. The hard shell case does a good job of protect the screen on the Smallhd monitor. It’s to bad SmallHD didn’t follow Sony’s example with the built in sun hood. If you’re already the proud owner of one of these 5 inch monitors and need a case you .

I’ve been filming quit a bit over the last 2 weeks and I think I actually prefer the Sony CLM V55 monitor to the DP4. I thought I might like the build quality of the DP4 over the v55, but I think Sony’s design features are better overall, even if it is made out of plastic. It also seems like the Sony CLM v55 is much brighter then the DP4. Focus peaking on both monitors isn’t anything amazing and often gets confused if there is any on screen readouts like the focus box. The DP4 also seems to get very warm when used for more then 30 min.  I have two more days worth of work to do in Chicago, then hopefully I will have some time to put up a full video review.

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