Eizo Ensures Colour Accuracy

Eizo’s ColorEdge monitors are built for colour-critical applications, and the new 27″ CS270 follows that trend. The unit features an IPS panel with 99% Adobe RGB coverage and 10-bit colour support. A proprietary ASIC is built in, helping to produce smooth colour tones.

Eizo’s Digital Uniformity Equalizer technology compensates for uniformity errors across the screen. Gamma is factory-calibrated, using the monitor’s internal 16-bit look-up table.

The bundled ColorNavigator 6 software enables a variety of calibration functionality. Users can benefit from pre-set target values for applications such as photography, printing and web design, or set their own values for brightness, gamma and white point. The software can be used with various third-party calibration devices and supports OSX, Windows and Linux operating systems.

An ergonomic stand enables -5° – 35° tilt, 344° swivel, 90° pivot and 148mm height adjustment. The CS270 also features a flicker-free display and optional shading hood. The unit is backed by a five-year warranty.

Resolution is 2560 x 1440, with a 15ms response time; 178° viewing angles; and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Brightness is 300 cd/m² (120 cd/m² recommended for calibration).

DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D, USB-A (x2) and USB-B (x2) are featured. The monitor will be available in Europe in mid-July, for £735 ($1,140) ex VAT.

Analyst Comment

The 99% of AdobeRGB must be a frustration for many. The issue is that the Full width at half maximum (FWHM) (effectively the ‘peakiness’ of the colour of each primary) is a bit too wide and there is bleed from one colour to another, often blue into green, making the 100% too difficult. (BR)