R26 648.44
(R30 645.71 incl VAT)
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SmallHD 503 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor


The 503 UltraBright Bundle from SmallHD packages the 503 UltraBright 5" SDI/HDMI on-camera monitor with several companion accessories, all from SmallHD. Besides the monitor, the bundle features a protective monitor cage, a shoe mount tilt arm for camera-mounting the monitor, and a medium-sized hard case measuring about 11 x 10". It also includes a matte screen protector and two thin BNC cables.

Key Features

  • 503 UltraBright 5" SDI/HDMI Monitor
  • 1080p Input; 2200 cd/m² High Brightness
  • Dual-Side Monitor Cage
  • Shoe Mount 180° Tilt Arm
  • High-Impact Molded Medium Hard Case
  • Matte Screen Protector




The 503 UltraBright monitor supports up to 1080p60 input signals and has a 1080p display. Connections include 3G-SDI and HDMI input and output, with cross-conversion supported. The monitor has a high brightness of 2200 cd/m² and a wide viewing angle of 178°. Other features include HDR preview, waveform, 3D LUT support, and 12V LEMO power. The 503 UltraBright runs on SmallHD's Page Builder operating system, which provides an intuitive user experience.

The 503's form factor is at home on mirrorless cameras and smaller cinema cameras, though it is equally effective on larger cameras as well. A unibody aluminum exterior keeps the monitor durable yet lightweight, while also acting as a heatsink for the internal electronics. Further adding protection, the LCD panel itself is topped with a layer of optically bonded Gorilla Glass, notable for its transparency and toughness. The optical bonding process ensures that blacks are not washed out while simultaneously reducing the harshness of reflections.

On the sides of the display are the SDI and HDMI I/O. Having dual SDI ports allows for A/B viewing of two different SDI signals, or the secondary port can be assigned as an output for sending an SDI signal downstream to another monitor, switcher, or wireless accessory. All the functionality of the monitor is available via the PageBuilder OS, which provides advanced functionality with a simple and efficient graphical user interface.


SmallHD 503 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor

  • If your video or cinema camera has a monitoring LCD that easily washes out in bright sunlight, the SmallHD 503 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor, with its 2200 cd/m² bright backlight, can be your solution to this environmental difficulty. The 5" 1920 x 1080 LCD provides a sharp image, ideal for focus pulling and image analysis on set and in the field. Another advantage of the high-brightness panel is the monitor's ability to preview HDR content. HDR preview extends the display's dynamic range to portray a greater range of brightness in the image.


PageBuilder OS

  • PageBuilder OS is an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that puts all the advanced functionality of the 503 UltraBright at your fingertips. Rather than have confusing menus, this GUI allows you to selectively apply monitoring tools such as waveform, vectorscope, multiview, LUTs, and focusing aids on different "pages". These pages can be easily flipped through using the joystick. The buttons on the front panel can also toggle monitoring tools on and off for each page.


ColorFlow 3D LUT Processing

  • To keep your images consistent from production through to post-production, ColorFlow allows you to import 3D LUTs and display the treated image side-by-side with the untreated image to correctly gauge exposure while visualizing what is being recorded by the camera. Side-by-side preview can also be used with the HDR preview function. Separate LUT-treated images can be sent downstream over SDI and HDMI so you can have the 503 UltraBright display a log image or LUT-treated image, while the director or client monitors connected to the outputs can receive images treated with a different LUT. An image capture function saves a still frame from the incoming video stream onto an SD card, and records the applied 3D LUT for post-production reference.


On-Set Problem Solving

  • PageBuilder OS has a dedicated "Output Preview" page which allows you to apply LUTs and other image adjustments specific to the output signal from the monitor. Whether you have your camera connected to the HDMI or SDI input on the 503 UltraBright, you are not limited by that protocol; the 503 UltraBright cross-converts to ensure compatibility with downstream hardware.


HD Scopes

  • Fill the screen with up to three simultaneous scopes including waveform, vectorscope, and histogram, while still being able to observe the camera feed.


Exposure Tools

  • Exposure Assist supports both ARRI- and Spectrum-based false color, with built-in IRE guides for reference. Utilize 2x Zebra to warn you when reaching a brightness level of your choosing. This is great for matching exposure across shots and cameras.


Customizable Focus Assist and Peaking Tools

  • As recording resolutions increase, so does the importance of focusing precision. With Focus Assist, you can highlight the areas that are in focus with a bright color. These highlights are easily visible on the fly for quick focus confirmation. Focus Peaking increases the sharpness of the image for a subtler focus confirmation without the need for bright outlines. The color and intensity of these tools are adjustable to fit your preference.


Versatile Frame Guides

  • Select standard markers and safety areas that can be overlaid on the display as lines or matte overlays, with custom opacity level and colors. Default aspect ratios include 4:3, 1.85, 2.39:1, 16:9, and Custom (user-selectable).


Power Options

  • Separately available DV, V-mount, or Gold mount battery plate can be attached to the rear of the display. A mounted battery can power the monitor, as well as attached accessories, through the 12V LEMO pass-through connection.


SmallHD Medium Hard Case for 500/700-Series Monitors

  • Protect your 500 or 700-series monitor with this Medium Hard Case from SmallHD. The inside of the case is comprised of pick-and-pluck foam which can be easily customized to the shape of your monitor and essential accessories you may want to carry alongside your monitor. A rubber gasket seal keeps the case air and water-tight, while an automatic pressure purge system ensures the case is easy to open in pressure-differential situations. Molded-in padlock holes near the latches let you guard your monitor from theft. Once everything is packed up and the case is secured with the locking latches, the molded carry handle provides a comfortable way to transport your equipment.


SmallHD Anti-Glare Screen Protector for 503 UltraBright Monitor

  • SmallHD's Anti-Glare Screen Protector for 503 UltraBright Monitor is a professional, flexible HTP screen protector that reduces glare while providing scratch and fingerprint protection. It attaches bubble-free and allows for high light transmittance with low haze. Please note, it does not offer impact protection.



  • High-impact molded case with neoprene O-ring seal
  • Fully customizable, pick-apart foam insert
  • Airtight and watertight
  • Automatic pressure purge system
  • Molded-in padlock holes


Panel Type


Display Size

5.0" / 12.7 cm

Screen Resolution

1920 x 1080

Aspect Ratio


Viewing Angle

Horizontal: 178° (89/89)


Vertical: 178° (89/89)

Maximum Brightness

2200 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio


Bit Depth / Color Support

10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)

Pixels Per Inch (ppi)

443 ppi

Color Gamut

70% NTSC

Image Controls

Blue Only, False Color, Focus Peaking, Image Flip, Pixel-to-Pixel Zoom, RGB Parade, Screen Markers, Waveform



1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output


1 x HDMI Type A Output


1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Input


1 x HDMI Type A Input

Embedded Audio





1 x 3.5 mm Headphone Output

Built-In Speaker


Card Slot

1 x SD

Format Support

Video Format

SDI (10-Bit 4:2:2)


1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 


1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 


1080i: 50/59.94/60 


720p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 






HDMI (8/10/12-Bit)


1080p: 23.98/24/25/30/50/59.94/60 


1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/30 


1080i: 50/59.94/60 


720p: 23.98/24/25/30/50/59.94/60/100/119.88/120 


576p: 50/100 


480p: 59.94/60/119.88/120 


480i: 59.94/60/119.88/120/239.76/240 


576i: 50/100/200 


Battery Type




3 x 1/4"-20 Female



CE, FCC, IC, RoHS, as per Manufacturer

Operating Temperature

-17.8 to 37.8°C

Storage Temperature

-20 to 48.9°C


Dimensions (W x H x D)

8.5 x 15.7 x 2.9 cm


430.9 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight

1.655 lb

Box Dimensions (L x W x H)

9.65 x 7.05 x 2"

SmallHD Medium Hard Case For 500/700-Series Monitors Specs

Interior Dimensions

24.4 x 18.8 x 10.2 cm

Exterior Dimensions

27.4 x 25.2 x 12.5 cm


1.1 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight

2.8 lb

Box Dimensions (L x W x H)

10.4 x 9.6 x 4.8"

SmallHD Anti-Glare Screen Protector For 503 UltraBright Monitor Specs

Packaging Info

Package Weight

0.5 lb

Box Dimensions (L x W x H)

3.9 x 3.3 x 1.9"

  • SmallHD 503 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor
  • SmallHD 2-Pin LEMO to D-Tap Power Cable (36")
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • SmallHD 503 Monitor Cage with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" Mounting Points
  • SmallHD FOCUS 180 Degree Tilt Arm Mount for Select On-Camera Monitors
  • SmallHD Medium Hard Case for 500/700-Series Monitors
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • SmallHD Anti-Glare Screen Protector for 503 UltraBright Monitor
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • SmallHD Thin BNC Cable (12")
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • SmallHD Thin BNC Cable (24")
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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