Santa says we have to give away gear if we want presents ourselves. Therefore, ikan is giving away a free V5600, 5.6 inch, HiDef monitor for Christmas. To qualify, you have to tell us how the ikan V5600 will make a difference in your life in 2010.

Don’t limit yourself to merely posting text — make a video, use pictures but make sure you post them by 12/23/09 on our Facebook page  at

We’ll announce the winners 12/25/09.  Again, no medium will be rejected; just be creative.  Please feel free to post any questions or comments.

Merry Christmas from ikan!

ikan V5600 5.6″ TFT LCD Monitor $699

The V5600, a 5.6-inch LCD monitor that is the perfect size for new Hi-Def enabled DSLR cameras.  With the crisp 1024 x 600 resolution panel, critical focus is achievable in a compact unit weighing under one pound.  YUV and AV inputs, in addition to the HDMI input, give flexibility in connecting to your device.  Switchable aspect ratios and safe area guides make the V5600 a necessary addition to any electronic field production kit.


HDMI, Component, & Composite Inputs – 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i – Safe area guides for 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios – Diagonal 5.6″ TFT  LCD – Resolution: 1024 x 600 – LCD Brightness: 165cd/m2 – Contrast Ratio: 200:1 – Viewing angles: 80/80(R/L), 55/55(U/L) – Operating Volts: DC 12-24V – Dimension: 5.75 ”x4.625”x0.82 – Weight (lbs) 0.7