Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nice Lady does Nice Job! on SmallHD DP4 review

What a relief to hear a lady do a technical review. Gadgets and electronics seem to be an exclusively male universe so hearing a nice lady from Nice Lady Productions do a review on the SmallHD DP4 monitor/electronic viewfinder is refreshing!
Obviously I wouldn't even mention it if Nice Lady was Nice but ill-informed. But that's not the case. She seems to know what she's talking about.
I've been looking at a new monitor for use with my DSLR. My Lilliput monitor is not for use out of the house,  I want to be able to judge exposure on my monitor and I want peaking. So the hunt is on for a monitor that has these features. I've zoomed in on two monitors that fit the picture: the Zacuto EVF and the SmallHD DP4. They're both quality products, from what I've seen and heard. But I really like the extra screen-inch compared to the Zacuto EVF. Ever since I'm wearing reading glasses, I can use every inch I can get...
This video makes me lean towards the SmallHD DP4. Nice Lady is very positive about this little device. (you're not affiliated to SmallHD, are you? And I know I shouldn't be asking but... I tried finding a photo of Nice Lady to see if she's Nice-looking as well... but to no avail... Can we see what Nice Lady looks like- please?)

SmallHD DP4 Monitor Review from Nice Lady Productions on Vimeo.


  1. Hey Jeroen,

    Thanks for reviewing my review. To answer your question(s), I'm not affiliated with SmallHD whatsoever, I seriously considered the Zacuto EVF as well. I already own some of their gear (including a Z-Finder), but I liked the idea of an even bigger screen than their EVF (since their screen dimensions are similar to that of the camera screen--but of course better resolution). I also thought the SmallHD would work better as a monitor than Zacuto's EVF, since it's a little bigger (easier to stand back and pull focus). I think some of the features/menu settings of Zacuto's looks even more advanced than SmallHD's and likely more refined--but I haven't tried it.

    I honestly don't think you could go wrong with either. If I had the cash (and who doesn't?) I would purchase both and use one as my EVF/run and gun go-to device (Zacuto) and one as my monitor(smallHD). But they'd both do the job.

    And to answer your other question, yes I'm also nice looking, I just didn't think it was relevant to the monitor review. ;)

  2. Nice to hear from you, Lady, and I appreciate that you took the time to answer my questions.
    You have, of course, every right to remain unseen which is a shame for us men but will establish you as 'that Nice Lady whose appearance will be a mystery everafter... unless you hire her.'