Today, BenQ is announcing their new PV270 monitor aimed at photo and video editors. To that end, they’re claiming consistently accurate color in the monitor that they’re also stating covers 99% Adobe RGB, 100% Rec. 709 and a 96% DCI-P3 colour gamut with IPS Technology.
The BenQ PV270 comes in at 27 inches–which is just big enough for the desks of most busy photographers and photo editors. Even better is that it seems to have its own hardware calibration. That’s awesome, but if you use two monitors (I have a second monitor hooked up to my MacBook) it’s still probably best to use something like a Spyder.
Because it also boasts 99% of the Adobe RGB range, you’ll have much higher potential for getting exactly the image that you want when it comes to printing. To be fair though, the Canon imagePrograf-1000 does a fantastic job of matching your computer monitor as it is. In fact, it does a better job consistently vs Epson.
With a 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution, you’ll have more than enough real estate to edit most things–especially considering that most of your work is going on the web.
The PV270 monitor is priced at £788.40 incl. VAT (RRP) and is available to purchase through leading photo and video retailers. More features are below
- With a 14-bit 3D Look Up Table, professionals are able to display the most accurate colour mixture. It also improves the RGB colour blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable colour and grey tone reproduction.
- 5 year warranty with zero pixel defect guarantee for the first 6 months
- 27” large screen 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution
- 99% Adobe RGB, 100% Rec. 709, 96% DCI-P3 colour gamut with IPS Technology
- Hardware calibration with 14-bit 3D LUT
- Palette Master Colour Calibration Software included
- Backlight sensor
- Color Display Clone
- Brightness uniformity
- Technicolor Color certified
- Monitor hood included