iKan VL5-KIT-PG6 5" HDMI Field Monitor with Panasonic BP-PG6 Battery Plate, 400cd/m2 Brightness, 800x480 Resolution, 600:1 Contrast Ratio

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About iKan VL5

The iKan VL5-KIT-PG6 5" IPS LCD Monitor with Panasonic BP-PG6 Battery Plate features a 5" VL5 monitor with a resolution of 800 x 480 and the additional functionality of DSLR Scaling. This lightweight VL5 monitor is complemented by a high-end feature set including peaking, underscan, switchable aspect ratio & aspect ratio guides, blue gun, RGB adjustability and 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p and 1080i/p signal inputs. The VL5 monitor features an HDMI input and is a suitable solution for your DSLR monitoring needs.

iKan VL5 Features

  • Peaking: 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
  • 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
  • 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

iKan VL5 Specifications

Diagonal (inch)
LCD Brightness
400 cd/m2
Viewing angles
150 deg.(H) 130deg.(V)
Contrast Ratio
Operating Volts
DC 5 to 16V
Power Consumption
4.2 Watts
Color Arrangement
Surface Treatment
Dimensions (HxWxD)
91x134x16mm / 3.58x5.27x0.62"
0.33 / 150g

iKan VL5 Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers


Good used product


from Denver  -  Business Owner

Good product, does its job. The buttons could be easier to use but shouldnt be an issue. Mounting has been a pain but with professional options, also shouldnt be an issue.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Nice Technology, but NO DOCUMENTATION!


from Exeter, Confusion, United Snakes.  -  Enthusiast

The ikan VL5 5" HDMI Monitor with Canon LP-E6 Battery Plate is a lot of technology built into a compact package. It provides a bright, high-resolution (800 x 480) image with virtually no distortion. Adorama offers it at a great price. Unfortunately, what ikan does NOT provide is a user manual. The "Quick Start" guide shipped with the monitor is USELESS. Honestly, it's essentially advertising: features and specifications, but NOTHING about how to use it. You will get more information from Adorama's page. The target market for this product is the enthusiast DSLR or digital video user. We're looking at, frankly, the bottom-end of the monitor users, people who are probably hobbyists and have no practical monitor experience – certainly not with one as sophisticated as the VL5. I'm no stranger to video monitors myself; with decades as a computer scientist I have used display monitors for years, but my video monitor experience is lacking, and forty years out of date (think, early 1970s monochrome CRT technology). Most buyers will look at the VL5 as a first monitor. If you aren't familiar with terms like Scaling, Peaking, "User – R/G/B," Guides, Blue Gun or Aspect, expect to spend, as I have, about half a day on the internet creating your own manual. If you are a beginner or enthusiast, the ikan VL5 is certainly a great piece of gear at a great price. That said, set aside a rainy weekend to learn to use it, as these clueless fools have decided not to waste their time showing you how to use it. Adorama says a two-star rating is for a product that "Needs That Special Something;" I think it's obvious here what that is.

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