smallHD Focus: An Exceptionally Clear Winner

Much as we love the people and capabilities of Sony cameras, the compromises the company has made in battery life, menu clarity, rear LCD panel brightness and articulation on their a6 and a7 cameras leave much room for improvement. smallHD wasn't the first company to figure this out, but the product they made to address it -- the Focus -- is the best solution we've seen to ALL of it.

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Blackmagic 4K Video Assist: Basic 4K Recording Wrapped in a Robust All-Metal Case with Beautiful Screen, Excellent Touch Interface

If you're looking for a 4K recorder/monitor combo unit for your hybrid mirrorless or DSLR, Blackmagic's 4K Video Assist deserves to be on your short list. It has a bug that needs to be addressed (see below), but the price, display, build quality, dual card slots, dual batteries, and dead simple touch interface make it a unique value in the market.

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