Wireless DSLR External Monitor for Under $200

by on July 12, 2010

in Gear

Wireless Monitor

Want an affordable way to catch the live view or video feed from your DSLR’s LCD display?  Does $200 sound about right?

The above video is a demonstration by photographer Robert Benson, who hacked together a wireless transmitter and receiver for real time video feed from your DSLR. Such pro-level devices can run in the neighborhood of $4k or so.

“The device, consisting of a transmitter, receiver, color 7″ monitor and additional components, takes the feed that normally appears on the back of your DSLR, and feeds it wirelessly to one or more monitors, which can be used by the art director on a shoot, assistants, or anyone else who wants to see what the photographer is seeing. Sends video or still photos without delay. Don’t have to bump heads anymore trying to show others an image on the small display on back of camera.”

Benson gives a full rundown of how this kit works over on his blog.  And, if you like it, he’ll assemble a kit for you and ship it out for $196.

[Robert Benson]

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{ 7 comments }

1 Arun Basil Lal July 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

That looks so nice, Canon’s wireless transmitter costs around 800 bucks. Nice :)

2 andrew July 16, 2010 at 2:45 am

resolution?

3 Tony July 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

Is it available for use with an Olympus E-P2?

Thanks

4 ROBERT GUNTER July 16, 2010 at 11:18 am

Will the transmitter work with an Epson 3000? If so, how much is transmitter. Concerned about quality of image on monitor.

5 Hai July 19, 2010 at 8:57 am

i don’t see where i can request for him to assemble the kit for me? also, I don’t see any instructions. do i need to sign up for the site to see it?

6 Eric Reagan July 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

@Hai – There’s a “Buy” button and form at the bottom of his post where you can order the device using PayPal.

7 robert benson July 21, 2010 at 12:02 am

Works with any camera that has some sort of video or av out. The resolution is SD, 480p on the seven inch monitor. Its the same quality monitor as what portable DVD players use. To see more info about it, go to: http://www.robertbenson.com/blog

thanks
robert

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