It’s hard sometimes to see whether your image is in focus on your standard LCD screen. Even the most generous screen – 3.2” on the EOS 5D Mark III – isn’t always big enough for what you’re trying to do. The Swivi overcomes both these issues and is a useful tool whether you are shooting video or still images.
The Swivi adds a large 5.6” swivel LCD screen to cameras with an HDMI socket and offers a high definition Live View image through your camera’s HDMI output. It mounts and locks to the camera using the tripod socket and plugs neatly into the HDMi socket on the left hand side of your EOS camera. Adjustments can be made both the the base and to the side of the Swivi to ensure a good overall appearance and fit with your EOS camera. The LCD screen can swivel round and out, and can flip over 180 degrees whilst still retaining the image the correct way up. The Swivi can still be mounted to a tripod via the metal 1/4” thread underneath.
In addition to providing you with a much clearer view and replay of your work, the Swivi also offers a peaking mode. Peaking shows you what’s in focus by outlining the areas in focus in green. This gives you confidence that you are getting it right first time and that you are getting better accuracy on framing and focusing, with less chance of reshooting the scene. Screen ratio is 4:3 and resolution is 800x600. Contrast rate is 500:1.
The Swivi is powered by a Canon LP-E6 battery or equivalent. You get an LP-E6 compatible battery in the box, along with a removeable sun shade which clips on in seconds so that the screen is visible even in bright light outdoors. The 5.6” LCD screen comes with a screen protector. Your camera controls remain accessible on the back of the camera.
The Swivi can also zoom in and out for even more detail and accuracy of shot. You can adjust the colour temperature on the screen for more realistic colouring.There are also in-built stereo speakers, so you can replay the sound as well as the images. A short microphone jack is supplied so that your microphone can be plugged into the camera. Dimensions 160 x 117 x 83mm. Weighs 500g.