As a follow-up to their very popular VS-2 and VS-3 camera monitors, Aputure is releasing two new models: the VS-1 FineHD and VS-2 FineHD. These are seven-inch monitors and, as the name suggests, they offer full-HD resolution. Just as importantly, Aputure is keeping the prices of their monitors affordable.
Ever since I reviewed the Aputure VS-3 camera monitor, it has been my favourite one. It has exactly the functionality and quality I need and it’s very reasonably priced.
The VS-2 model also offers a great value, although the lack of HDMI-out port was the main sore point for me. Here’s my review of the VS-2.
The FineHD monitors were just announced today and will be available on Amazon in the next few days.
Aputure VS-1 FineHD monitor on
Aputure VS-2 FineHD monitor on
The main difference between the two FineHD models is that the VS-2 comes with additional monitoring functions like histogram, false colour and volume bar.
As I wrote in my reviews, the lack of full-HD in the older models was not an issue for me. Still, it is a welcome upgrade – especially since it did not increase the price much. Aputure is definitely heating up the competition – other manufacturers who offer full-HD camera monitors price their products much, much higher.
I will be testing the new FineHD models in the next couple of weeks, so I will have a review for you in January.
For more information on the FineHD monitors, please follow the links to the Aputure’s website:
If you are interested in buying the VS-3 model that I am using, Amazon right now has a $49 discount. You can check out the offer here.