Welcome to our ultimate Neewer NW759 review that we have decided to publish after seeing how great this field monitor is while also seeing there is a distinct lack of content online reviewing it while it also has a steady number of people reaching out about it every month.
In our opinion, the NW759 is without a doubt one of the best camera field monitors on the market right now in the sub $200 price bracket. It provides you with some excellent performance while the monitor itself has a great build quality too. With it being so popular and being such a solid little unit, it has also managed to earn itself a great reputation amongst the photographers and videographers who are using it as their go-to field monitor of choice too.
Another thing that the Neewer NW759 has going for it over some of the competing field monitors at this price point in the market is that it includes all the key accessories that you require to get it working right out the box as shown in the image to the top left. These are included with the listed price and come in the box with your NW759 whereas some brands require you to purchase essential cables separately.
User Interface And Control System
The user interface for the Neewer NW759 couldn’t be easier. Neewer have done a great job of making sure that the NW759 will be easy to use even if you are brand new to using an external monitor on your camera rig. Simply use the hot shoe mount for the monitor to mount it to your camera body as shown in the image above. The image above also does a decent job of showing the size of the monitor when mounted on an average sized camera body.
The control system for the Neewer NW759 is also very easy to pick up and the buttons shown in the image above that are located across the bottom of the unit allow you to quickly and easily tweak the performance of the field monitor as needed. One thing that we would like to recommend to our readers is to try and use the included sun shade for the Neewer NW759 when you are using it in bright conditions. It does a great job of improving the visibility of the screen and reducing any glare from the sun too. Other than that though, the monitor is very simple and straight forward to use.
Performance And Functionality
Moving on to the performance section of the article, Neewer has actually managed to do a solid job of packing so much functionality into the NW759 while also keeping the price tag down that it has a clear advantage of the majority of competing monitors in the sub $200 price bracket.
Although different people do prefer slightly different sized external monitors for their camera, the majority of people seem to prefer a screen size of 6.5 inches up to around 8.5 inches. The Neewer NW759’s screen size falls right in this bracket coming in with a 7 inch screen and in all fairness, at this price point, we feel this is ideal as the larger screen sizes usually require more advanced technology to keep the weight of the monitor low and end up hiking the prices up.
The Neewer NW759 also supports the following camera modes but keep in mind, the usefulness of each of these modes will depend on what you are actually trying to do in your niche. Some niches may never use a mode whereas other niches may use it every single session. The versatility of the supported modes on the NW759 allows you to use it in a large number of modes without having to purchase additional monitors. Anyway, the supported modes are:-
- Center Maker
- Safe Frames
- Image Freeze
- Image Flip
- Check Field
- Focus Assist
Although the included 2600mAh has a decent battery life, the micro USB charger comes with a rapid charge feature to allow you to quickly recharge the battery when needed so you don’t have to waste your time. The charging unit is also compatible with various car charging systems to so you are still able to charge the battery for your camera monitor even if you don’t have your micro USB power bank with you.
Although the NW759 supports a number of different output resolutions, it does support high resolution coming in at 1280×800 ultra HD for those who like to use it. The 800:1 color contrast ration also ensures optimal image quality allowing you to see exactly what you are capturing at a glance while getting a good idea of the image quality your camera is capturing.
The monitor also supports the following formats:-
- 480i / 576i / 480p/576p
- 720p @ (60/59.94/50/30/29/25/24/23.98) FPS.
- 1080i @ (60/59.94/50) FPS.
- 1080p @ (60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/24fps/23.98/23.98fps) FPS.
Keep in mind that using the lower FPS and resolutions can help to preserve your battery life when out and about using the NW759 away from a charging point so you can use this to your advantage if you don’t have to be using HD quality images on the monitor.
Build Quality And Design
The build quality of the Neewer NW759 is decent too considering its price tag. The mounting threads seen in the bottom left of the image above are made from metal to help to prevent any issues with cross threading when you attach the hot shoe mount to your monitor to mount it on your camera. Although people would expect this to be commonplace at this price point in the market, there are still some companies that use plastic threads that cause problems after a few weeks of use.
The included hot shoe attachment will screw directly into the mounting thread and allow you to mount the NW759 directly to your cameras hot shoe mount for use. The actual hot shoe connector is also made from metal rather than plastic so it holds its shape well while ensuring that you can quickly and easily mount or unmount the NW759 from your camera as needed.
Although the plastics used for the protective casing on the monitor are pretty robust and can definatley take a few knocks during use, we would always recommend that you store the NW759 in the included bag when transporting it or while not in use. We have seen some nightmare stories from people who have simply placed field monitors into their photography accessory bag and had some other accessories in there end up piecing the screen on the monitor. It’s just not worth taking the risk in our opinion, especially when the NW759 comes with a perfectly sized carry case that offers additional protection and only takes a few seconds to place your monitor in it.
Although we mentioned it earlier, the sun shade attachment that comes with your Neewer NW759 is a great bit of kit. Although it is simple to use, if you are out and about in bright direct sunlight it can make your life so much easier by reducing glare and making the screen easier to see. You simply clip the shade attachment to the clips on the screen and you are good to go within seconds.
Question – Can the Neewer NW759 be rotated once mounted on your camera body?
Answer – Yes, it sits on a regular ball joint mount so you are able to rotate it as required without issue.
Question – Is the Neewer NW759 touchscreen?
Answer – No, the Neewer NW759 does not have any touchscreen technology as it would push the price tag up and it is designed to be a more budget-friendly monitor.
Question – What accessories are included with the Neewer NW759?
Answer – The following are all included as standard with your purchase:-
- F550 Battery Plate
- Sun Shade
- HDMI Cable
- HDMI Plug Lock
- Hot Shoe Mount
- Micro USB Battery Charger
- 2600mAh Replacement Li-ion Battery
- Carry Case
Third Party Reports
That brings our Neewer NW759 review to an end and as we mentioned, for the sub $200 price range, we feel that the NW759 has definatley managed to establish itself as one of the leading field monitors on the market at the time of writing. It offers some great performance and has been received very well by the community earning itself a great reputation. We feel it can make a great addition to your camera accessories while helping you in a number of different niches too.