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Eizo Announces Two AdobeRGB Monitors Built with Photographers in Mind

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Looking to make the lives of photographers across the globe a little bit easier, high-end Japanese display company Eizo Corp has unveiled two new ColorEdge-series monitors that are sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Directed at the world of visual artists, these new monitors — in combination with their new cloud-based color management system — create a wonderful solution for those wanting perfect color management with minimal fuss.

The two models are the CG247 and CX241, both of which feature 24.1-inch screens, 1,920 x 1,200 pixel IPS panels, and the capability to reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB color space.

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The higher-end model, the CG247, is the one aimed at the professional photographers and videographers in the world. It features a unique calibration system and some extra features for video-production.

The SelfCalibration Sensor system allows the monitor to automatically calibrate itself on a predefined schedule, regardless of whether the monitor is being used or even on — so long as it’s plugged in. The sensor is hidden in the bezel of the display and swings out when time to calibrate itself. If you have an external sensor you use for other monitors, the display can also be set up to utilize that.

Another feature specific to the CG247 is Eizo’s proprietary Digital Uniformity Equalizer technology, which automatically fixes uneven backlighting, chromaticity, gamma correction, as well as support for 10-bit DisplayPort graphics cards and a shading hood that will fit the monitor in either landscape or portrait orientation.

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The lower-end model, the CX241, is intended more for the hobbyists and enthusiasts among us, featuring the same calibration sensor, but which only works after initially calibrating it with an external sensor. Also missing are some of the video features present in the CG247, but other than that there’s not that much of a difference between the two models in either looks or specs.

No pricing is set for the Eizo CG247 or CX241, but their availability is said to be “immediately.” So, we’ll anxiously wait to see how much these beauties will set us back.

(via Imaging Resource)


 
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  • Will

    As a photographer why would I want this over a higher resolution monitor?

  • KTX

    “capability to reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB color space”
    So it says in the article. I perosnally do not need higher resolution. FullHD ist certainly enough on a 24″ monitor for me. Higher resolution is all fun and games but almost 100% Adobe RGB is the real deal here. And Adobe RGB is a larger color space than sRGB so this should be 100% covered and your production should be correct in print and almost every other usage.

    And well, it calibrates (or at least re-calibrates) itself on a timed schedule which is also super nice.
    For me at least good color is more important than super high resolution.

  • Johan Robertsson

    I’m completely over 1920×1200 or 1080p for that matter, I’d want to have at least 2560×1440 on a 24-27inch monitor, the bigger monitor isn’t absolutely necessary as I’d want high pixel density, 10bit wide gamut not completely necessary, I’d be fine with ~100% sRGB high contrast ratio IPS panel with LED backlight. But I’m not really sure there’s anything out there for me that covers all of those under 500euros. I guess we are still a year off from those being affordable/standard.

  • zygzag

    1920 x 1200? who cares. give me at least 3200 on the long side plus ips, 99% rgb, pro calibration options, etc.

    this isn’t 2010.

    just ordered dell’s 2414q, with uhd 3840 x 2160 rez. hope it’s good. for $1k can’t be a huge mistake.

    waiting for true 4k or greater rez, 12 bit color. really, i want 5 or 6k and 14 bit (if that’s possible)

  • Joe Gunawan

    Check out the Asus PA278Q and its wide-gamut brother, the PA279Q

  • kjjekekjk

    it´s a TN panel in the dell you noob… nobody with a clue will use TN pannels for photography…..

  • matias

    it’s a IPS panel in the dell 2414Q

    “Panel Type, Surface: In-plane switching, anti glare with hard coat 3H”

    Do you know what means IPS ? It’s written just above NOOB

  • Zos Xavius

    good color is everything. i really need to upgrade myself. :(

  • Alan Klughammer

    Interesting to see how people in the comments are still in the megapixel race…
    If I had to choose between a high resolution monitor or a larger colour gamut, the colour gamut wins every time. You can always zoom in to see detail.

  • SEQLAR

    If you want accurate prints having this as your secondary monitor is probably a good idea. You can still keep your high resolution screen.

  • Depends on their clients

    They probably are not working with clients where color reproduction issues are are a real thing to deal with. Why would a wedding photographer worry about color variations the client won’t notice? A commercial photographer however does need to worry about that.

  • manuel liano

    Look,at,the,new,Samsung,4k,28″,for,$799….diffidently,wanna,see,that,first….

  • David Portass

    agreed, my Dell u2410 has done that for years, am contemplating the 2414q as well

  • David Portass

    Dell UP2414Q

    Diagonally Viewable Size:
    60.47 cm
    23.8″ (23.8-inch wide viewable image size)

    Aspect Ratio:
    Widescreen (16:9)

    Panel Type, Surface:
    In-plane switching, anti glare with hard coat 3H

    Optimal resolution:
    3840 x 21606 at 60 Hz (DP1.2)
    3840 x 2160 at 30 Hz HDMI

    Contrast Ratio:
    1000: 1 (typical)
    2 Million:1 (Max) (Dynamic Contrast Ratio)

    Brightness:
    350 cd/m2 (typical)

    Response Time:
    8 ms (gray to gray)

    Viewing Angle:
    (178° vertical / 178° horizontal)

    Colour Support:
    Colour Gamut (typical): Adobe RGB 99%, sRGB 100%
    1.07 Billion colours (8 Bits +AFRC)

    Pixel Pitch:
    0.137 mm

    Pixel Per Inch (PPI):
    185

    Backlight Technology:
    LED

    Display Type:
    Widescreen Flat Panel Display

    Display Screen Coating:
    Antiglare with hard-coating 3H

    ———–

    In otherwords IPS

  • Toby Hawkins

    The Dell U2713h is also worth considering. I own one, it’s great for the money.

  • http://www.korioi.net/ Korios

    IPS indeed, yet 8 Bits +AFRC (Advanced Frame Rate Control) is NOT a true 10 bit panel, it is 10 bit marketing BS. No way this boasts 1+ billion colours.

  • Dave

    Not sure if it’s worth upgrading from my CG246.
    The CG277 looks promising though, the first of the 27″ line to have A-TW.