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At last, I received my SmallHD DP4 monitor yesterday. I had almost given up on getting one.
First impressions, well built, small, lovely and lightweight, hate the menu, (not helped by an erratic scroll wheel select button).
I'd researched more and almost decided on the 5" Sony CLM V55 at about 2/3 price, but when the DP4 appeared on ebay at a very good Buy it Now price, I bought! (The AC7 mentioned above was too big to be easily pocketable as I wanted)
The DP4 has a 16:10 screen, but the option of going to fill 4.3" screen with sides cut off (C-DSLR), or fill screen 3.9" with whole image visible and black bars each side, (N-DSLR) (Not meant for that, but it works)
Although the menu is a pain (I hate sub menus) I've already realised that once set up I will hardly ever need to enter it again, so not a big deal.
After Googling the issue, I find the erratic scroll wheel is a common complaint with this unit. Now you'd think something like that that would would have sorted immediately by a company at this standard!
If I'd been a Sony DSLR user, the Sony CLM V55 would have been my first choice with its 5" screen and similar overall size and weight, but with Canon cameras the image shrinks to 4.125" (Canon's fault, not the Monitor's), so very little in it.
I'd love to do a comparison between the Sony unit and the DP4, I've read good of both and very little bad, but no direct comparison and the reviews are all video based of course..
Next problem is to get an angled HDMI cable that fits on the 5DII under my RRS L Bracket for vertical shots, there is VERY little room available. I may have to do some "tinkering."
Edited on May 06, 2013 at 11:50 AM · View previous versions