OK, so it isn't a great test but I was out today and as I was having lunch I thought to take some photos of the older DPM cammo smock and the newer MTP one. The results are a little confounded by the fact that my camera tends to overexpose the MTP a little and so it washes out a bit which makes it stand out a little. I tried to mix and match the backgrounds and clearly all the shots were taken in commercial forestry which might tend to favour the DPM a little. Even so I don't think there is much between them but for general use my money is still on the MTP as being slightly better.
All these photos were taken from only a few yards away and so don't give a very accurate idea of how easily seen a person wearing them at stalking ranges of, say, 50 yards might be but hopefully they are useful examples.
If these are useful perhaps others might like to post similar photos and I will try to take some more of some other cammo that I have lying about.
1. Draped over a stump down in the lower levels of a commercial forestry. Sorry about the camera shake but the camera was trying to expose for what was a pretty dark area of the forestry.
2. Both lying on the ground in a fairly bright area against grass and forestry.
3. MTP in a track thrown over a little tree with DPM lying on the ground to sort of simulate a prone position, and then the other way round with the DPM thrown over the tree. Sorry I didn't manage to take both photos from the same position, the DPM one is a little closer and so the jacket is always going to be easier to see.
4. MTP hung up on a tree with DPM on the ground below, and then the other way around. I guessed this was the one where the DPM was really going to score as this side of the tree was in deep shadow and the darker DPM should be a clear winner here, which I think it is. I had to take these photos a few times to get one with acceptable camera shake as it was pretty dark in there.
5. MTP hung on a post on a well lit corner with a mixture of track, grass and forestry as a background and DPM on the ground at the foot of the post plus a photo of them with positions reversed.
6. Similar to above but a little closer thereby avoiding having my lunch in shot.