The ColorEdge CX271 27" Hardware Calibration IPS LCD Monitor from EIZO features a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440, an enhanced 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness. It also features DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D inputs that enable connectivity to various types of graphics boards.
The ColorEdge CX271 Monitor has a built-in SelfCalibration sensor which allows you to automate calibration. It also incorporates EIZO's patented Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) technology to ensure a Delta-E difference of 3 or less across the screen. Using the DisplayPort input, the monitor offers 10-bit simultaneous color display from a 16-bit LUT, which means it can present more than one billion colors simultaneously.
Designed for both soft proofing and digital device emulation, the bundled ColorNavigator software allows you to know how your clients will see color. The monitor also comes with a versatile stand that offers height, tilt and swivel adjustments as well as a portrait mode display.
Plug in the EasyPIX Color Matching Tool from EIZO to match the color and brightness of this monitor with that of your photo paper, ensuring your prints are identical to what you see on the screen. This color matching tool works on both Windows and Mac systems, and can leverage the color management capabilities of select photo editing software packages.
Built-In Correction Sensor Automatically Maintains Your Settings
The CX271 is equipped with a built-in correction sensor housed within the front upper bezel. This sensor records your adjustment results, and maintains the white point and brightness values by automatically readjusting the settings at specific intervals that you determine. Even if the monitor is switched off or not connected to a computer, it will stick to its preset schedule and self correct.
Reproduces 99% of the Adobe RGB Color Space
An IPS panel with a wide color gamut reproduces 99% of the Adobe RGB color space so images shot in RAW can be converted to Adobe RGB or images shot in Adobe RGB will be displayed correctly. The colors seen in photos of vibrant blue skies and lush green forests will be reproduced faithfully. The wide color gamut also ensures that the monitor reproduces almost the entire ISO-coated and US web-coated CMYK color spaces used in printing as well as 93% of the DCI used in post production.
Enhanced Tone Display in the Dark
When viewing the screen from an angle in a dimly lit room, dark tones typically appear washed out due to the display characteristics of LCD backlights. The monitor maintains a high contrast ratio even from an angle which allows the dark tones to retain their depth.
Non-Glare IPS Panel
The IPS (in-plane switching) panel exhibits no glare and allows several people to view the monitor with minimal color shift.
LED Backlight for Reduced Power Consumption
The LED backlight reduces energy consumption by 40% compared to a conventional backlight. It is also mercury-free for less impact on the environment when it is eventually disposed of.
Brightness Modulation Minimizes Flicker
To counteract the flicker that is noticeable by some users at low brightness settings, EIZO uses PWM (pulse width modulation) technology. This helps prevent eye fatigue for a more comfortable work environment.
Uniformity from Corner to Corner
Fluctuations in brightness and chromaticity on different parts of the screen are a common trait of LCD monitors. To counteract this, the monitor incorporates EIZO's patented digital uniformity equalizer (DUE) technology to ensure a Delta-E difference of 3 or less across the screen when the monitor leaves the factory. DUE also counterbalances the influences that a fluctuating ambient temperature may have on color temperature and brightness to ensure stable image display.
Individually Adjusted at the Factory
The gamma level for each ColorEdge monitor is adjusted at the factory. This is accomplished by measuring the R, G, and B gamma values from 0 - 255, then using the monitor's 16-bit look-up table (LUT) to select the 256 most appropriate tones to achieve the desired value.
Stable Display within Seven Minutes of Startup
From the time it is turned on it typically takes 30 minutes or longer for a monitor's brightness, chromaticity, and tone characteristics to stabilize. EIZO has shortened this warm-up time by more than 75% to a mere 7 minutes. For confirming your work in a photo studio or taking your monitor with you on location, you can get to work right away.
10-bit Simultaneous Display
Using the DisplayPort input, the monitor offers 10-bit simultaneous color display from a 16-bit look-up table which means it can show more than one billion colors simultaneously. This is 64 times as many colors as you get with 8-bit display which results in even smoother color gradations and reduced Delta-E between two adjacent colors.
Please note a graphics board and software which support 10-bit output are also necessary for 10-bit display.
Automatic Readjustment of Color Mode Preset with Internal Sensor
With the built-in SelfCalibration sensor, you can maintain the monitor at one of the color mode presets without using any software. When the monitor is calibrated at the EIZO factory, the SelfCalibration sensor measure's the LCD panel's white point and stores it to the monitor. When readjusting, the monitor compares the stored value for white point against the current value and corrects any difference.
The HDMI input supports I/P (interlace/progressive) conversion for converting the interlace signals from TV and video into progressive signals for flicker-free display.
The ColorNavigator software makes calibration both simple and quick. Just input target values for brightness, white point, and gamma. The built-in sensor directly utilizes the monitor's look-up table and creates an ICC profile within minutes. You can always download the latest version of ColorNavigator for free on eizo.com.
DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D inputs are included and support resolutions up to 2560 x 1440. The HDMI input also offers direct connection with digital cameras. Two USB upstream ports allow two computers to be connected at once so it's not necessary to reconnect the USB cable when using the ColorNavigator software and switching between the two computers.
Smooth Display of Video
For video editing or post production work, an overdrive circuit is included to reduce gray-to-gray response time to 6 ms and ensure that moving images look clean and sharp with minimal ghosting.
Adjust the screen to the most comfortable angle for you and reposition it to show your work to a colleague or client. The monitor comes with a versatile stand that offers height, tilt, and swivel adjustments as well as portrait mode display.
Film is usually shot at 24 frames/second and looks unnatural when played back on a typical monitor that displays 60 frames/second. The HDMI input supports a video signal display rate of 1080/24p frames-per-second so you can edit the film as it was meant to be viewed.
Zero Watts when Turned Off
When the monitor is turned off via the power button on its front bezel it consumes no electricity.
EIZO EasyPIX Features
Color Matching in Three Easy Steps
- Adjust the monitor's color and brightness with EasyPIX software to match paper white.
- Measure and save the monitor's settings with the EX2 sensor to make color profiles.
- Colors of final photo prints match the image on the monitor with proper printer setting.
Three Adjustment Viewing Modes
For more accurate final photo print color, Matching mode lets you adjust the monitor's color and brightness to match the white of photo paper.
Photo Viewing Mode
This mode sets the monitor's color temperature to 5500K, a common default setting at which many digital cameras take photos. It also lets you adjust the monitor's brightness.
Web Viewing Mode
Ideal for previewing how others will see your photos when shared online, Web Viewing mode's 6500K default color temperature is the same as most web browsers. Or, adjust the brightness manually for greater control.
Paper White Measurement
Paper White Measuring Function
Beginning with version 1.0.9, EasyPIX has a paper white measuring function. Just hold the EX2 sensor about 10" (25cm) away from the paper you will use for printing. The white of the digital paper in the middle of your screen will change to match the white of your printing paper. If further adjustments to the white paper on the screen are required, you can tweak the monitor's color and brightness manually.