The BenQ SW271 and SW320 Monitors are a Photographer’s Dream Come True

BenQ recently announced the BenQ SW271 & SW320 photographer monitors, available in two measurements, 27-inch and 31.5-inch that comes with a 4K display and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities. The monitors have an impressive color range, covering 99% of Adobe RGB and 100% of sRGB, Rec. 709, and the digital cinema industry’s DCI-P3 colour space. The SW320’s true 10-bit IPS panel and advanced 14-bit lookup table (LUT) deliver spectacular colour quality with precise ≤2 Delta E values. Technical mumbo jumbo aside, it basically means you get to see all the actual colors that are captured by your camera without feeling limited by your monitor’s capabilities.

Photographer working on the BenQ SW271 and SW320

It also has a whole bunch of impressive capabilties, listed here:

High Dynamic Range (HDR) content support

Increasing the dynamic range between black and white for naturally realistic images, the SW320 and SW271 support HDR signals through both its HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. 

True 10-Bit Colour Depth, 14-Bit 3D LUT, ΔE ≤ 2

The monitors produce over a billion colours for ultra-smooth gradations. The 14-bit colour lookup table guarantees absolute colour accuracy as defined by the Comission Internationale de l’Eclairge’s (CIE) Delta E deviation of less than 2, which designates the finest colour fidelity, exceeding the limits of human vision.

Palette Master Element Colour Calibration

SW320 & SW271 can be hardware calibrated with colorimeter and Palette Master Element calibration software for professional work.

BenQ SW271 and SW320

Brightness Uniformity Function

For an authentic and consistent viewing experience, the SW320 & SW271 achieves immaculate brightness uniformity across the entire screen via a meticulous fine-tuning process of hundreds of sub-regions with high-precision apparatus.

GamutDuo and Advanced Black and White Modes

GamutDuo Mode allows simultaneous side-by-side display of content in two different colour spaces, such as Adobe RGB and sRGB. Photos taken can also be viewed in a black and white film effect, with three presets for photo previews prior to post-processing adjustments.

Hotkey Puck and Pro Shading Hood

The unique “Hotkey Puck” remote control enables instant switching between colour modes and image settings, and the included detachable shading hood works in both portrait and landscape orientations to block ambient light and glare for superb colour accuracy.