Pro Creator Monitors are essential tools in the production industry – and that can be either videos or images. There are handful number of brands that makes such tools and BenQ is one of them. Their PhotoVue is a Photographer Monitor that claims to sync with screen-to=photo print color – which literally means that “What you see, is what you get.”
BenQ PhotoVue SW321C
The BenQ PhotoVue SW321C Photography Monitor obviously isn’t reserved for Photos only. It’s called that because it features Paper Color Sync Technology for screen-to-photo color matching and an exclusive AQCOLOR technology for industry standard color performance, good calibrated screen uniformity and consistent colors throughout. It comes in this 32” 4K UHD Panel that covers 99% of Adobe RGB, 95% of DCI-P3 Color Gamut, and 100% of the sRGB color Spaces. The 10-bit color depth and 16-bit 3D lookup table gives you the colors you want, all possible to the Delta E<2.
Just like any Professional Color accurate monitor does, the PhotoVue too comes with individualized factory color calibration report and certifications from both CalMAN and Pantone. The thing that gets me excited about this monitor is the native support for uncompressed 4:4:4/4:2:2 and 4:2:0 chroma 10-bit video formats, HDR10 and Hybrid Gamma Log (HLG) Capability for video creators to take complete advantage of their video production too.
The monitor gets interesting as it has a feature called GamutDuo, where you can view the same image side-by-side in two distinct color spaces. Say for instance, you can use the left for Adobe RGB and on the Right for sRGB – definitely a one-of-a-kind feature. All these features can be controlled with the help of their popularly known Hotkey Puck G2 for better efficiency and easier to reach controls while working.
Pricing and Availability
The BenQ PhotoVue SW321C is priced at RM 7899 and comes with 3 Years Warranty covered by BenQ Malaysia and On-Site Pick-Up Service too. Given that this is a creator’s centric monitor, that price is surprisingly good for what it offers. Might as well head over to Lazada to buy it right now.