The boys from Small HD were kind enough to allow me to take the New DP7 Daybright monitor out on another trip around the planet on the Amazing Race. As you may or may not know the Race is a perfect testing ground for monitors because we are always on the go from 110 degrees (43 C) to -5 F (-20C) and always in very different light conditions. 12 countries, 5 continents all traveled in 3 weeks.
I'll be brief since you have all read about this monitor before.
First looks, this monitor in my opinion, is right in the correct weight range and the perfect size 7", once you figure out the menu system it is very useful and easy.
Obviously the biggest thing everyone wants to know is could it be viewed in the sun. Not only could I view it in the sun, i could self focus in the sun with the peaking function built in the monitor, without a lens hood. Obviously with the sun directly reflecting you lose the middle of the reflection but thats true with every monitor. It truly was a great monitor, it never failed me in all the different conditions. Granted its not water proof but I did use it in light rain and it stayed working, I used it in the snow at altitude and in the sand at the beach and in all scenarios it was awesome.
I would highly recommend it for any operator that needs a one stop monitor for all sources.
Not to mention the guys over at Small HD are great and are willing to listen to feedback.
All the best, fly safe.