VL5: 5" HDMI Field Monitor

VL5  |  5" HDMI Field Monitor

Model: VL5
Video Inputs
  • HDMI


VL5 HDMI Monitor

ikan has responded to overwhelming requests from our users with the VL5 5” HDMI monitor. With a stunning resolution of 800 x 480 and the additional functionality of DSLR Scaling, the lightweight VL5 is complemented by a high end feature set including peaking, under scan, switchable aspect ratio & aspect ratio guides, blue gun, RGB adjustability, and 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p signal input. Included with the VL5 is a 12v D/C adapter, your choice of Sony, Panasonic or Canon DV battery adapter plate and a sun visor for clarity in the field. VL5 Deluxe Kit also available.




The VL5 is equipped with both Monochrome and Color Peaking features which highlight the desired focus area in a bright, silver outline. The operator adjusts the focus control until the silver indicator outlines on the desired area are razor sharp, indicating optimal focus. For the best results, be sure the subject is properly exposed.

  VK7 Peaking  

Blue Gun

Blue Gun allows you to quickly calibrate your monitor to ensure the image you’re seeing on the monitor is exactly the same color that your camera is shooting. It does this by isolating the blue color signal and when displaying a set of standard NTSC color bars, a set pattern will emerge allowing for precise calibration.


The VL5 Has You Covered.

The days of purchasing a separate battery plate for your monitor are over. In addition to the included AC adapter, the VL5 comes complete with its own battery adapter plate! Whether you are shooting with a Canon, Panasonic or Sony DV camera, ikan has you covered. Simply specify which battery plate you would like (Your choice of either the Sony L, Sony BP-U, Canon 900, Canon LP-E6+ or Panasonic D54 series batteries) and you will receive a complete, self-powered HDSLR field monitor with the quality and reliability you have come to expect from ikan.




Additional VL5 Features:

  • Under Scan
  • Aspect Ratio Guides
  • Tint
  • RGB adjustable
  • Switchable 16:9 & 4:3 Aspect Ratios
  • Signal Input:480i/p 576i/p 720p 1080i/p



VL5 Drawing


12V AC Adapter
Battery Adapter Plate For Sony, Canon Or Panasonic
Sun Visor

Color Arrangement:RGB-stripe
Contrast Ratio:600:1
Diagonal (inch):5
Dimensions:91H x 134W x 16D(mm)
LCD Brightness:400cd/m2
Operating Volts:DC 5 to 16V
Power Consumption:4.2 Watt
Resolution:800 x 480
Shipping Weight:2lbs
Surface Treatment:Anti-Glare
Viewing angle:150(H) 130(V)
Weight :0.33 (150g)

Essential Accessories
Model: SHL5
  • Velcro fasteners
  • No adhesives needed
  • Eliminates sun glare for shooting in harsh sunlight
  • Lightweight, but secure and protective
Battery Options

Sony L-Series NP-F970 Compatible Battery
Power Options

Canon Compatible Battery

Canon LP-E6 Compatible Battery

Panasonic Compatible Battery
Cables & Adapters

Single Input/Dual Output Passive HDMI Splitter
Accessorized For

Deluxe Fly DSLR Rig

Shoulder Stock Rig

Shoulder Mount Basic Rig

Articulating Arm-6 inch

Articulating Arm-10 inch

by Yardbless Pro

"...a good choice if you're looking for a good field monitor with the basic professional options...""

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by Technically Cre8tive

"I am pleased with the feature set and performance of the iKan VL5. It's lightweight, compact, built solid, and the "pro-like" features without the "pro" price make it a very compelling purchase for anyone who is looking for a small inexpensive field..."

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