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Portkeys PT5 4K HDMI 5-inch budget monitor announced

Portkeys debuts an affordable on-camera monitor in the sub $200 range

PortKeys PT5 5-inch 4k hdmi monitor
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Portkeys has announced the PT5, a compact, 5-inch on camera monitor with 4K HDMI support and a budget-friendly price tag.

Known for their innovative monitors such as the BM5 WR, which includes wireless camera control for the RED Komodo, and the affordable Portkeys LH5P, the Asian monitor maker expands their monitor portfolio with the latest and most affordable PT5. 

Furthermore, the basic, but really cheap Portkeys PT5 comes in at just $169 with support for 4K up to 30p signals over HDMI and an easy way to power the unit via 5V USB or NPF style battery. 

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Of course, don’t expect the rugged construction of the BM5 here, but the new PT5 is pitched to the more budget oriented mirrorless crowd looking for a bare-bones, no frills monitor to either use on their camera or as a 2nd monitor for a client or director on set for example. 

In addition, this entry-level monitor features a 10 bit (8+2 FRC) 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. The unit is rated at 500 nits max brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio.


Users can power the unit via a single NPF style battery via the integrated battery slot, or alternatively use the 5V 2A USB slot on the side. 

Portkeys PT5 Quick Features

  • 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Supports up to 4K/30p video signals via HDMI
  • 1 x HDMI in / 1 x HDMI output
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 500nit brightness
  • Wide color gamut
  • 10bit (8+2FRC) display
  • 3D LUT support via USB input
  • Monitoring tools include:
    • Focus Peaking,
    • False Color,
    • Image Flip, Histogram, Luma and RGB Waveform and more
  • Price: $169 USD

Full List of Monitoring Tools and Features:

  • 3D LUT support
  • New Peaking, Menu Transparency Adjustment, Color Temperature,
  • Zebras, Contrast, OSD Flip,
  • Histogram, RGB & Luma Waveform,
  • Backlight, Zooming, Cross Hair, Grids,
  • False Color, Custom RGB, Sharpness,
  • Chroma, Brightness, Tint, Battery Voltage Checking,
  • Guides, Check Field, Audio Meters, Image Flip

Portkeys PT5 Technical Specifications

  • Screen Size: 5-inch¬†
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Screen Brightness: 500nit
  • Contrast Ratio 1000:1
  • Colour Depth: 10bit (8+2 FRC)
  • Power Consumption: 6W
  • Construction Material: ABS engineering plastics
  • Input Voltage: 7.4~24V
  • Output Voltage: 5V 2A
  • Video Signal Input: 4K/30p
  • Video Signal Output: 4K/30p
  • USB-A Upgrade: Firmware/Load LUT
  • 3D LUT support
  • Dimension: 136 x 72 x 17mm
  • Viewing Angle: 178 degrees
  • Weight: 130g
  • Price: $169 USD

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What’s included in the box?

  • PT5 Monitor
  • HDMI A to D signal cable x 1
  • HDMI A to A signal cable x 1
  • Monitor holder mount
  • Anti-drop kit
  • Sun hood
  • Warm Prompt Card x 1
  • Safety Case x 1

To learn more and to order yours head over to Portkeys’ website here.


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