Eizo Announces New AdobeRGB Monitors

Gear Announcements April 5th 2014 1:56 PM 11 Comments

Eizo Crop, a high end Japanese Display maker, announced today two new monitors that feature 99% support for the AdobeRGB color space. If you are a videographer or photographer, then these monitors are something you may drool over.

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There are two models, the CG247 and CX241, with both featuring 24.1 inch screens and a max resolution of 1920×1200. The CG427, which is apparently the higher end model of the two, features some unique calibration technology and other features that will make it especially interesting for photographers and videographers.

We don’t have any pricing on these yet, but according to the company, they will be available immediately. So we will update this post as soon as they are made available online. Other Eizo displays go for as high as $2,499.

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What are your thoughts on these interesting AdobeRGB monitors from Eizo? Do you see either model in your future? Leave a comment below and let us know!

[via Imaging Resource]
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11 Comments

  1. Ethan

    1920×1200? hmm, seems a bit low considering how much these are going to cost…

    • Will

      I think you missed the point. These support 99% of Adobe RGB. That’s a much wider color space than sRGB.

    • Sanhajietis

      Definitely agree to Ethan

    • John

      I agree with Ethan. Asus sells a 2560×1440 99% AdobeRGB display at $800, and it’s very well reviewed too. Surely Eizo does it even better than Asus (probably at super-precise calibration), but at three times the price, you gotta wonder about the diminishing returns. I imagine that if your job requires the absolute best in color accuracy and calibration, Eizo is worth the money. If not, I’d rather run a dual-monitor setup with Asus for less money than one Eizo.

  2. Ethan

    Actually, I didn’t miss the point at all. I currently use an LG monitor that is 2560×1440 and supports 99% of Adobe RGB and sRGB (and when calibrated my spider utility actually reports 100% Adobe RGB) and it cost me far less then the $2499 that an Eizo monitor would. I was only saying that in today’s “retina” display resolution, it surprises me that they would release a monitor with a lower resolution like that…

  3. Emmanuel

    Hey Ethan, could you tell us which monitor you are using cause if you have someting that is less expensive with a better screen resolution, that seems quite interesting to know. Thanks ! :)

    • Ethan

      Hi Emmanuel, no problem. I got it on sale last year (they were selling for $599 for a couple days and snagged one) – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005400

  4. Rick

    Question: how many individuals work in Adobe RGB? For my needs, sRGB covers everything.

    • John

      Those who do a lot of photo-printing on their own might want an AdobeRGB display, since photo-printer’s color gamut usually falls somewhere between sRGB and AdobeRGB. But unless you require an absolute color accuracy, it’s certainly possible to get by with an sRGB display.

    • Rick

      Thanks John. Recently been reading up more on color spaces and printing seems to be the primary reason.

  5. Anders C. Madsen

    Before everyone gets hung up on the $2,400 it may be wise to check the pricing of the CX240 – Amazon sell this for $1,500 which is pretty much comparable to similar NEC monitors.

    As for the pricing of high-end monitors in general: I have a cheap Philips sRGB monitor and an Eizo CS230 which also is an sRGB monitor and my Color Munki puts both of them around 99% of sRGB.

    However, that is measured at the center of the monitor, and even with the naked eye you can see color- and luminance shifts on the cheap monitor if you set it to display an 80% grey background or similar. Not so on the Eizo, and that uniformity (even at extreme viewing angles) is a large part of the higher price tag.

    I’m not saying that cheaper monitors are useless, I’m just saying that a single specification (color space) is useless when evaluating price versus performance – there is a lot more to it than that.

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