This Monitor Shows Way More Colors Than Any Monitor You’ve Seen Before

This Monitor Shows Way More Colors Than Any Monitor You’ve Seen Before

Look at this graph. Just look at it. The colored section represents all color visible to the human eye. The large black triangle shows the Adobe RGB color space, which is the space used by pro apps to process images, and can be captured by some cameras.

And the little white triangle, sat in the middle cutting out a fraction of the available colors? That’s the standard sRGB color space, which is what you’re looking at now on your Mac or iPad or iPhone (but probably not on the Retina iPad mini).

That’s because monitors don’t usually display so many colors. But the Eizo ColorEdge CG247 not only displays the full gamut of Adobe RGB, it calibrates itself too.

The 24.1-inch monitor has a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel IPS panels, and the capability to reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. IT also has a little colorimeter that flips out form the bottom bezel from time to time and calibrates the screen for you, even when your not there. Calibration is a way of telling the computer exactly what the monitor is doing with the colors the computer is sending it, so it can tweak those colors to give a consistent output.

The ColorEdge CG247 will be joined by a lower-end enthusiast model which will give the color gamut of the CG247 but lacks the calibration (if you already gave a calibration device this may be a good idea anyway). Available soon, TBC.

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