The Best HDMI To HDMI Mini Cable Ever!


If you have ever had to deal with using the HDMI out on a DSLR or any other camera system, then you know what a fickle connection it can be. HDMI cables are considered consumer cables and really do not belong on film sets. They have no locking system and tend to break very easily. Zacuto has one of the best solutions I have ever seen for this problem. Their 18″ right angle adjustable HDMI-HDMI mini cable contorts like a Yoga instructor. I have been using one with the Zacuto EVF and it is rock solid. It is a great solution for any monitoring situation. The HDMI-HDMI mini cable is $35 at the Zacuto online store. Click here to check it out.
Here is a rip from the Zacuto website.

“18” Mini to regular HDMI cable. The regular HDMI plug is a heavy duty swivable cable head. It can be set at right angles in all directions to avoid strain on the cable. This cable can be used with any camera with HDMI output. This cable is perfect for use with a Zacuto EVF. It can be used for any application that requires a mini to standard HDMI connection.”


Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • adam j. richman

    Instead of paying the Zacuto markup, just add a swivel yourself with this $2 adapter:

  • Scott @ Birns & Sawyer

    The difference is that the adapter does’t lock on the cable. With the swivel head built into the cable, there is one less place to have a connection problem. And also, the setup will only be as good as the HDMI cable you are using. So a low quality cable with the swivel adapter will still be a low quality cable.

  • Chackl

    I would buy one of those cables, but zacuto wants round 70 bucks for shipping a 30gramm cable to Europe?!?!?!?!

  • Ohio1981guy

    What side is the swivel on? If its on the full size HDMI, then it’s not worth it. It needs to be on the mini HDMI side coming out of the camera.

  • John McMullen

    Weak link is the small mini HDMI fitting. I’ve had several cables break and the connector pull off the wires. I’m not sure that a swivel on the camera end is going to help that problem or not. I’ll probably give it a shot just to see how good the connecter is on the mini end and if it last longer it will be worth $35. If the connector pulls off the wires on the min end is this covered under 1 year limited Warranty? If that’s the case and it is covered it is definitely worth the money.

  • Steven

    I found a right 1.5′ angle mini hdmi to standard hdmi (both male) cable and need one 3′ long (don’t like female/female joiners) and can’t remember where I bought it. Darn!

  • Iamjohnsname

    I have this cable and the mini-hdmi plug busted after about an hour of use.