Eizo Nanao Corporation has released details of a new lineup of ColorEdge monitors that will appeal to photographers and high-end graphics professionals.
Eizo’s new ColorEdge CG246 monitor for imaging professionals. (Source: Eizo.)
Scheduled for release in October, the new lineup consists of three series and five models. They will be showcased by Eizo at Photokina 2012, which runs from September 18 to 23 in Cologne, Germany.The three series contain different feature sets, options and price points but all feature traditional Euzo hallmarks like hardware calibration, brightness uniformity and adjustment of the gamma curve of each model on the EIZO factory line before shipping.
The CG series is carried over from the current ColorEdge lineup and will continue to be targeted at professionals in photography, prepress, video editing, post production, and other graphics fields requiring the most advanced monitors available. Common features include easy maintenance with a built-in Self Calibration sensor, a wide colour space, bundled calibration software and shading hood and several preset modes for common broadcast standards. The new models are the 27-inch ColorEdge CG276 and 24.1-inch ColorEdge CG246.
The new CX series offers mid-range models for professionals in photography, prepress, video editing, post production, and other graphics fields requiring the most advanced monitors available. Common features include easy maintenance with a built-in Self Calibration sensor, a wide colour space, bundled calibration software and shading hood, and several preset modes for common broadcast standards. The first models are the 27-inch ColorEdge CX270 and 24.1-inch ColorEdge CX240.
The new 24.1-inch ColorEdge CX240 monitor. (Source: Eizo.)
Targeted at entry level users in photography and design, the new CS series has a narrower colour space that covers most of sRGB. The first CS series model is the ColorEdge CS230 (23″).
The built-in Self Calibration sensor of the CG series is carried over from past ColorEdge monitors. Housed within the front bezel, it swings out and calibrates according to a user-determined schedule. It can calibrate after hours when the computer it is connected to has been turned off. The built-in Self Correction sensor in the CX and CS series is also housed within the cabinet. With the optional EIZO ColorNavigator software, the sensor offers easy maintenance by adjusting the monitor to a calibration result previously obtained by using ColorNavigator and an external sensor.
With the CG and CX series, EIZO has added two technological innovations to improve image stability. The first is a reduction of more than 75% from 30 minutes to just seven minutes in the time it takes for the brightness and chromaticity to stabilise after the monitor is powered on. The other is EIZO’s DUE (digital uniformity equaliser) function which corrects uniformity errors in brightness as in previous ColorEdge monitors, but now also keeps the monitor’s colour temperature and brightness stable in an environment with fluctuating ambient temperature changes such as an outdoor photo shoot.
All ColorEdge monitors come with one DVI-I, HDMI, and DisplayPort terminal each for connecting to different types of graphics boards. HDMI offers the additional benefit of direct connection with digital cameras. A USB hub with two upstream and two downstream ports are also included.
Details of the new monitors can be found at http://www.eizo.com/global/products/coloredge/index.html.