AndyCine C5 5.5″ Ultrabright 3000nits Touchscreen Monitor Review – Newsshooter

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AndyCine recently announced the C5 5.5″ Ultrabright 3000nits Touchscreen Monitor. It is another budget-friendly, daylight viewable on-camera solution, along the same lines as the AndyCine C7 7″ Full HD HDMI Ultra-Bright Touchscreen Monitor and C6 6″ 2600nits Touchscreen Monitor that I have both previously reviewed.

Choosing a monitor, especially a budget-priced one is often a difficult proposition. There are so many options now available at similar price points, with very similar feature sets. What a lot of people perhaps don’t know is that there is very little difference with the actual panel being used on most of these monitors. There is only a handful of manufacturers in the world who make panels of this size and all of the companies who are selling monitors like this have to source them from only a few suppliers. This means that the actual quality of the panels being used isn’t necessarily going to be that different, especially on budget-priced monitors.

My advice would be that when choosing a budget monitor you should look more closely at the operating system, build quality, after-sales service, and general usability. Don’t get me wrong, image quality is also important, but with budget monitors, a lot of them are going to look fairly similar.

What really separates the budget monitors is the usability and operating system. A lot of them leave a lot to be desired and that is what often separates a good monitor from a bad one.

I approach each and every review the same regardless of how much the product costs or who makes it. Every product review I do gets the same thorough unbiased assessment.

Key features

  • 5.5″ 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen Display
  • Ultrabright at 3000 cd/m².
  • Supports up to DCI 4K Input via HDMI
  • HDMI Input and HDMI Loop Output
  • Built-In Light Sensor
  • L-Series Battery Plate
  • 8 VDC Output Powers Camera/Accessories
  • 160° AoV, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Numerous Built-In Imaging Tools

What do you get?

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AnyCine gives you the following:

  • C5 Monitor
  • HDMI Type A to Micro-HDMI Cable
  • Swivel mount
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • User manual

Optional accessories include an NP-F battery, carry case, HDMI to HDMI cable, HDMI to HDMI Mini cable, DC 12V Power Adapter, and a D-tap to 2-pin DC Power cable.

Screen

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The screen is a 5.5″ 1920×1080 (8+2 FRC) IPS LCD panel. According to AndyCine it has 3000 cd/m2 of brightness, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a PPI of 400.

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You can change the Kelvin color temperature of the screen as well as other parameters such as contrast, sharpness, hue, and brightness. More on the screen further down in the review.

Design

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The monitor features a pretty basic design. The HDMI inputs and outputs are all on the left-hand side of the monitor, along with a 3.5mm headphone out.

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The SD card slot, 8.4V DC output, and 12V DC input are all located on the bottom of the monitor.

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On the top, you will see a single button and a scroll wheel.

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On the back, there is a single Sony NP battery plate.

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There is nothing overly unique or special about the design of the monitor, but that is neither a bad nor a good thing.

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