Which is the Best Monitor Below FeelWorld FW279 versus SWIT

For this little survey of the FeelWorld FW279 7″ LCD on-board screen I contrast it with my SWIT CM-55c 5.5″ LCD. In specs, it’s 7″ versus ,5″ 5and 2200 nits versus 450 nits, however certifiable experience lets us know there’s something else entirely to it.

A camera is nothing without a screen. Since the simple, unadulterated optical, days are gone, we need some sort of EVF or on-board screen in oder to perceive what the camera is doing. This is a urgent piece of our camera arrangement of decision and that is the reason EVFs will in general be quite costly. On-board screens, then again, arrive in a wide scope of sizes, highlights and sticker prices. Regardless of whether you need an extra ready screen for your executive, your AC or for yourself may come this rundown down a smidgen yet at last you need to settle on a decision. For me the decision was value versus highlights. I required a moderate, yet include pressed LCD for my Ronin-S gimbal. Since both, the FeelWorld FW279 and the SWIT are well under $300, I figured it may be a smart thought to think about them. Read my underlying musings about the previously mentioned SWIT CM-55c here.

FeelWorld FW279 7″ Ultra-Bright LCD

Two popular expressions represent this FeelWorld model in contrast with the SWIT. It’s 7″ instead of 5.5″ and it sports a 2200 nits show which may be a decent decision when shooting in splendid daylight. Splendid and enormous, yet is it any great? For me by and by, the measure of the SWIT is a superior fit for the Ronin-S, which is as of now quite huge all alone frankly. I don’t generally require a 7″ screen for that since I’m for the most part truly near the screen while working the gimbal.

2200 nits in contrast with 450 nits may sound astonishing yet as a general rule I found that the 450 nit SWIT is adequate for my work. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, The FeelWorld is unquestionably a lot more splendid yet the screen is likewise very intelligent which makes it difficult to work in direct daylight. The Swit accompanies an unstable sunshade however it’s superior to nothing, in any event for me. I incline toward joining a sunshade as opposed to an overly brilliant yet reflecting screen.

The SWIT’s sunshade isn’t incredible yet in any event you get one.

The FeelWorld neither accompanies a sunshade nor with any sort of mounting section for one.

The picture looks great on the FeelWorld, it has almost no info slack and the hues look precise to my eye. In splendid daylight, the 2200 nits play well over the 450 nits of he CM-55c however as expressed over the screen itself is entirely intelligent so it’s still somewhat difficult to perceive what’s happening while out on the town. A sunshade would have been an extraordinary expansion I think.


By and large, the case of both of these screens feels plasticky and really lightweight. When mounting the SWIT to a Noga arm you must be mindful so as not to break the plastic. Then again, the SWIT accompanies two 1/4-20 mounting focuses (one on the last, one as an afterthought) while the FeelWorld just accompanies one single mounting point on the base.

Mounting an articulating arm to the FeelWorld FW 279.

The two Monitors are HDMI just (There is another FeelWorld model with SDI in/out, however it’s over $300). The SWIT just offers a HDMI in while the FeelWorld has a circle through, as well. It additionally accompanies an earphone jack and, I truly don’t have the foggiest idea why, a speaker on the back of the unit. For what reason would anybody need a speaker in their on-board screen? It took me some time to make sense of how to crank the volume down to zero in light of the fact that the speaker began to emanate ghastly criticism commotion once it was associated with the camera and along these lines to the inherent amplifier.

The SWIT sports an earphone jack however there’s not a single speaker in sight. Great. Besides the SWIT takes into consideration either Canon LP-E6 or Sony NP-F batteries with its two-way battery compartment, which is really cool I think!

SWIT CM-55C battery compartment.

You likewise can juice another gadget with the battery appended to the SWIT, for instance your camera. You simply need a DC coupler which accommodates your camera and a link to associate the coupler to the SWIT. The power yield isn’t controlled, however, so make a point to check your cameras power input necessities before interfacing it.

A perhaps minor thing is the devoted on/off switch on the back of the SWIT. I’m featuring this in light of the fact that the FeelWorld accompanies 8 catches over the unit and one of them is the power catch. Press it once, even only for a brief instant, and the screen will close down. Or on the other hand, perhaps more terrible, it may catalyst in your sack if a battery is appended to it and that catch gets coincidentally squeezed.

Talking about power, the FeelWorld is controlled by either a Sony NP-F battery or a DC 12V info by means of a standard barrel connector. The battery plate is by all accounts swappable however I couldn’t test this. On the top plate of this screen there are 8 catches altogether: The previously mentioned power switch, 4 bolt catches, 2 custom capacity catches and a menu catch. The bolt catches are for exploring the menu framework and this is somewhat of a difficult procedure. The menu framework itself is quite simple and you should pick up a ton of muscle memory so as to explore it with these 4 catches without looking.. I coincidentally turned off the screen more than once.

It probably won’t look pretty however it carries out the responsibility. You can alter qualities like shading temperature, splendor, immersion and red or green addition for instance. It’s everything there except at times it’s somewhat difficult to arrive.

Since the FeelWorld sports a huge 2200 nits I thought that it was intriguing to check the battery life when set to max splendor (which is unreasonably brilliant for indoor shooting, coincidentally). With an Atomos 5200mAh/38.5Wh NP-F style battery I could control the unit for just shy of 2 hours.

The SWIT expends just 5.5W in contrast with the 18W of the FeelWorld so you can run it always with only one battery. The two units get quite warm, the FeelWorld gets practically hot I would state.

The SWIT just has one handle (in addition to the power switch on the back). That know is a four-path joystick in addition to a catch. It looks very like the SmallHD 500 arrangement. When we plunge into the product, you’ll know why. Directly beside the joystick there’s the second 1/4-20 mounting point. With it you can utilize the provided swivel section for mounting the SWIT on your camera’s hot shoe.


What’s considerably progressively significant is the product running the screen. Furthermore, in that regard the FeelWorld truly feels somewhat shoddy. As expressed before the menu framework is extremely simple. It’s everything there except it feels as you are working a few DOS on your PC from the 90’s. The SWIT is much increasingly instinctive in spite of the fact that the joystick, particularly the middle catch, is somewhat unbalanced some of the time.

One noteworthy distinction between the two screens is the SWIT’s capacity to stack LUTs by means of SD card. The FeelWorld LCD doesn’t brandish a SD card peruser and it doesn’t bolster LUTs at all. That is a bummer!

The SWIT bolsters LUTs by means of SD card.

The SWIT comes preloaded with a great deal of Log->Rec.709 profiles for various cameras yet you additionally can stack your own LUTs of decision. Much the same as the SmallHD 500 arrangement you can make pages with various arrangements of instruments. For instance you set up one page with 2.35:1 aides, topping and 95% zebra, another with only a LUT and another with false shading for checking introduction. When the pages are set up you can flick through them with the joystick.

The FeelWorld offers these instruments, as well, yet you need to return to the menu framework for every single change. The main exemption are the two F keys which can be alloted for the two most basic devices, much the same as cresting or histogram.


So as to look at these two screens we need a couple of numbers. These are the most significant specs of the two screens:

FeelWorld FW 279

Show Size: 7.0″/17.8 cm

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1200

Perspective Ratio: 16:10

Survey Angle: Horizontal: 160° Vertical: 160°

Most extreme Brightness 2200 cd/m2

Difference Ratio: 1200:1

Power consumption: 18W @ max brilliance

Measurements (W x H x D) 7.09 x 4.72 x 0.98″/180 x 120 x 25 mm

Video Formats: DCI 4K (24 fps)/UHD 4K (up to 30 fps)/1080p (up to 60 fps)


Show Size: 5.5″/14 cm

Screen Resolution: 1920×1080

Perspective ratio: 16:9 (4:3 movable)

Review angle: Horizontal: 178°; Vertical: 178°

Brightness: 450cd/m2

Difference Ratio: 1000:1

Power consumption: 5.5W

Measurements (W x H x D) 6.14 x 3.07 x 0.79″/156 × 78 × 20mm

Video Formats: UHD 4K (up to 30 fps)/1080p (up to 60 fps)

So spec-wise these two screens are not all that much separated from one another, truly. You simply need to pick what you need. In the event that you need a too splendid, yet lightweight and moderately shabby, screen for open air use: Go with the FeelWorld FW 279. On the off chance that you need LUTs and 5.5″ is adequate for you: go with the SWIT CM-55c. You need both? Go with the new SmallHD arrangement 7 screen, for instance.. In any case, that one is multiple times more costly than the FeelWorld. You get what you pay for.

The two screens offer a lot of programming highlights so as to pass judgment on your picture, obviously.

FeelWorld FW 279


Cresting Focus Assist (Red,Green,Blue three hues discretionary feature over pieces of the picture in core interest)

False Colors/ Zebra Exposure

Nine Grid & Center Marker

Sweep Mode (Under Scan, Over Scan)/Zoom (4x,9x,16x)/ Pixel to Pixel

Anamorphic Mode (1.3x,2.0x,2.0x mag)

Safe Area (80%,85%,90%,93%,96%,2.35:1)

Proportion marker (4:3,13:9,14:9,15:9,16:9,1.85:1,2.35:1)

Marker Color (Red,Green,Blue,White,Black)

Check Field (Red/Green/Blue/Mono)

Picture Flip (H, V, H/V)

Picture Freeze


2x 4x Quick zoom-in and Pan

Center help and accuracy change


Work in 20+ De-log 3DLUTs

Client DIT 3DLUT import by SD card

2-ch HDMI sound meters show

Overly False shading, Zebra stripes, Anamorphic.

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