A couple of years ago I bought a small, inexpensive Marshall field monitor. It had a seven inch screen with a maximum resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. It lacked some features that I found out would come in handy when using an external monitor to use while shooting video and also for still work. It lacked a useful method of focus peaking and it didn't have zebras and a few other controls.
A few weeks ago we shot some video outdoors on a gray and overcast day and I realized that it was hard as hell to accurately focus my camera accurately. There wasn't enough magnification in the video mode (4x) and the lack of on screen focus peaking eliminated a technique that would have been really valuable. I think it's safe to say that when shooting video