Pretty much every serious video shooter, using either a DLSR, ILC or video camera, does not rely solely on the built in monitor. The size that many manufacturers give us seems to top out at around three inches. Getting creative framing and critical focus has had me researching options for an external monitor for some time now.
For those of you who follow me on YouTube and whom have asked me for lighting recommendations, you will know that I always recommend the Aputure Amaran LED lights that I use. Well, it just so turns out that Aputure have just launched two new field monitors. Both coming with 7 inch displays, the VS-1 FineHD and VS-2 FineHD have a 1920x1200 resolution, which exceeds most of the competition. The VS-2 adds a histogram feature, peaking, zebra, false colour and volume monitoring too, yet both come in at an amazing price. On paper they look very promising. Keep an eye on the Geekanoids channel as I will be reviewing the VS-2 FineHD soon.