A number of new technologies take BenQ’s latest 32-inch 4K photo monitor up a step or two in terms of both performance and usability, but it still offers hard-to-ignore affordability.
BenQ SW321C Pro 32" Photographic Monitor with 4K Adobe RBG
- New Or Secondhand: New
Product code: 3212 (4718755079399)
RRP £1,599 SAVE £51.00
No used versions available
- 32" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
- HDMI 2.0 | DisplayPort 1.4 | USB Type-C
- 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
- 1300:1 Static Contrast Ratio
Devoted to meet the latest professional colour standard, BenQ has developed AQCOLOR technology to uphold the concept: “Accurate Reproduction". BenQ has invited colour experts to lead the team, and also actively participated in ICC (International Colour Consortium) and ISO (International Standard Organization) to establish colour-related standards and implementation in order to provide consistent and accurate colours.
Industry Colour Standard for Accurate Colour Performance
Photographers work with great demand on colour accuracy. BenQ SW321C photographer monitor achieved industry colour standard to deliver truer and accurate colours.
Enrich Your Palette with 99% Adobe RGB
See the true colours of the nature! BenQ SW321C meets high colour standards by covering 99% of Adobe RGB, 100% of sRGB/Rec. 709, and 95% of DCI-P3/Display P3, resulting in a more realistic colour representation for outdoor and nature photography.
Colour Precision to Reproduce Original Images
The 16 bit look up table (LUT) improves RGB blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable colour reproduction and Delta E ≤ 2 in Adobe RGB and sRGB colour space renders the truest and most representative view of the original image.
10 bit Colour Depth for Smooth Colour Gradations
SW321C guarantees the silkiest and smoothest colour gradations with 10-bit panel from a 16-bit look-up-table (LUT) by gamma correction, which shows more than one billion colours for natural colour transitions and subtle shading.
Colour Consistency Presented in Every Detail
Surpassing industry colour standards, BenQ has dedicated itself to evolving and developing its technologies to achieve higher level of colour accuracy in every detail.
Achieved via delicate process utilizing high precision apparatus to meticulously fine-tune the colour and the brightness at hundreds of sub-regions on the entire screen, BenQ Uniformity Technology offers screen-wide precise colour from corner to corner for perfectly authentic and consistent viewing experiences.
Consistent Colour, Convenient Monitor Usage
In every production line, BenQ has utilized a well prepared instrument to ensure that monitors from different production lines display colour at same precise level. Photographers will perceive consistent colour when working on dual monitors.
Hardware Calibration Produces Consistent Image Quality
Hardware calibration allows you to adjust the monitor’s internal image processing chip without changing the graphics card output data, keeping displayed images consistent with the original content without being affected by graphic card setting.
Palette Master Element Calibration Software
With the use of Palette Master Element and a calibrator, you can customize the colour setting or maintain the colour performance of the monitor at its most optimal state.
* Supported Platforms : Win7 or above, Mac OS 10.6.8 or above * Supported Calibrators : X-Rite i1 Display Pro / i1 Pro / i1 Pro 2 / i1 Studio , Datacolor Spyder 4/5, Spyder X, Colormunki Photo
Professionally Factory Calibrated to Promise Out-of-the-Box Colour Accuracy
BenQ’s SW321C monitor offers the out-of-the-box colour accuracy that guarantees users can enjoy the most trustworthy colour performance.
Display Every Splendid Scene with Details
More and more photographers are using digital cameras to capture the moment and to preserve any remarkable episode in life. BenQ SW321C adopts HDR and supports various video formats to replay your vivid times dynamically.
HDR Brings you the Most Dynamic Footages
SW321C is compatible with HDR10 and HLG formats so that videographers can preview the HDR effect of the video content during the editing process, ensuring desirable outcomes for their final works.
Video Format Supports Present the Real Content
SW321C supports 24P/25P film content to be displayed at native cadence without pulldown which can distort playback of the source video.
Third-Party Video Calibration Software Supported
SW321C supports the world-leading video calibration software CalMAN and LightSpace and thus gains software access to adjust display’s 3D LUT, guaranteeing image accuracy and consistency at all levels.
Streamline Your Workflow to Recreate the Moment
A perfect photo is not done in a step but takes a whole process from clicking the button, retouching the work, to getting it printed. BenQ has developed specialized features to facilitate a smooth retouching-to-printing workflow. This streamlined workflow will smooth the retouching process with intuitive designs and simplify the printing process with a simulated preview before printout. You can thus make the moment stay in true colours.
Paper Colour Sync
Paper colour sync is a BenQ proprietary technology to simulate the printing results. You can edit photos with efficiency and confidence in this time-saving screen-to-print process just by picking the colour gamut, printer model and paper type to get a preview. Moreover, SW321C adopts a panel which reduces effectively the reflected light and screen glare, offering a preview that is true to what you’ll see on the paper.
The BenQ’s SW321C screen is big, bright and easy to view, and its colour balance appears quite natural-looking. We also found we could use the screen for extended periods without experiencing eye strain.
A 32-inch monitor doesn’t come cheap, and while BenQ may not be considered a premium brand, this monitor is still expensive. In almost every way the BenQ SW321C is an exceptional monitor, the size, price and uniformity all make it an ideal choice for studio photography.
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BenQ has thought of everything a photographer could need or want. The BenQ SW321C is superbly crafted using the highest quality components and looks clean and professional when sitting behind a keyboard.
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Winner of the TIPA ‘Best Colour Management Solution’ Award for 2020
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