The Feelworld LUT6S is an on-camera field monitor with 2600nits that supports an input of up to 4K 30p via HDMI and 2K 60p via SDI. The display’s resolution is 1920×1080. You can watch the 6-minute video review below:
The monitor has HDMI and SDI in- and output connections as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the bottom of the device is also a DC output to power DSLRs or mirrorless cameras but this feature only works when using a dedicated dummy battery. As the name suggests, the LUT6S can display look up tables that can be uploaded via SD card. The SD card slot is also on the bottom of the device.
The assist features and menu can be controlled with a wheel on the top right side or via touch screen. The touch screen can also be turned off by pressing the On/Off button shortly on the top left side. To access the settings, you can simply double tip with a finger on the screen and the menu will pop up on the left side.
The LUT feature comes in handy when filming in Log and wanting to see the REC.709 version of it. The 6S has a few presets like Slog2, Slog3 for Sony cameras or V-Log for Panasonic cameras. The custom LUTs from the SD card can also be accessed and switched easily between the different files.
The monitor also has all common features like False Color, Histogram, Vectorscope and Anamorphic Squeeze modes. Another main feature is HDR monitoring, although the screen doesn’t support the REC.2020 standard.
When pressing the button to turn the screen on it takes up to 10 second to see the camera’s image. Not exactly fast.
The brightness is 2600nits which is especially useful when filming outdoors or in bright surroundings. In comparison, the popular Atomos Shinobi has a maximum brightness of 1000nits.
On the backside of the device is a fan that will turn on when the brightness is set above 80% which I don’t think is needed for indoor filming but definitely when shooting outdoors on location. There is some noise audible from the fan but it’s not very loud or distracting. The fan can also be turned off but I recommend to keep the settings on automatic to avoid overheating.
The number of features and advanced settings is pretty impressive. The main downside I personally see is the built quality. The product is made from plastic and also feels like it. I have been using this monitor for two weeks now and haven’t had any issues but this is one of those items I would definitely treat more careful than some other pieces of gear. The overall design is slim but keep in mind that the screen will get heavy and big when attaching a Sony NP-F battery. I actually like the size of 6” because most compact monitors are 5” or 7” and this is a good fit for mirrorless cameras.
The screen comes with a tilt arm that can be mounted on the right side of the screen and can be placed on top of a camera.
The main reason for me to get this monitor was actually the high brightness and the variety of features. Most other monitors in this price range are only half as bright which often is an issue especially in summer. I think it would be great to have a custom cage for the LUT6S to properly protect it because the built quality is really the only thing I am worried about in the long run. Other than that, it’s a good piece of gear.
Written by filmmaker Moritz Janisch on August 17, 2020