BenQ is a monitor range that is slowly but steadfastly gaining in use.

I have not used the brand myself, as I am very happy with Eizo product at the moment, but if I needed to look again I would also consider BenQ, as certainly on paper it ticks lots of boxes.

It is so I am told also costs less than equivalents.

But no matter, a good monitor calibrated and profiled is fundamental to a high quality workflow, simple as that.

Anyway, here we go with today’s SW270C announcement:


Birmingham, UK, 11th July 2019 – BenQ launch their brand-new monitor for photographers, the SW270C, the latest addition to the SW PhotoVue family. BenQ’s SW270C monitor delivers brilliant and accurate colours with 99% Adobe RGB, HDR10 and 97% DCI-P3/Display-P3 colour spaces; USB-C connectivity that’ll boost your work efficiency with quick video, audio and data connectivity and power charge; and Uniformity Technology to achieve screen-wide colour accuracy. It’s the perfect monitor for photographers looking for professional results at a great price.

The key features are:

  • Uniformity Technology
  • 100% Adobe RGB colour space and HDR10 compatibility
  • 16-bit 3D LUT with a 10-bit panel for smooth colour gradients
  • Hardware calibration
  • USB-C connectivity with power delivery
  • Includes shading hood
  • Gamut Duo mode for side by side colour comparison
  • Next generation hotkey puck

Uniformity Technology
Fine-tuning the colour and brightness of sub-regions across the entire screen, BenQ Uniformity Technology offers screen-wide precise colour for perfectly authentic and consistent viewing experiences.

Enrich Your Colour Palette
Featuring 99% of Adobe RGB, 100% of sRGB/Rec.709, and 97% of DCI-P3/Display P3 results in a more realistic colour representation for professional photography.

HDR for Vibrant Images
HDR10 technology offers photographers the chance to preview the HDR effect of the video content, ensuring the desired outcome for their final works.

16-bit 3D (LUT) Delta & Delta E≤2
The 16-bit 3D look-up table (LUT) and precise Delta E≤2 in Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces render the truest view of the original image with accurate colours.

Hardware Calibration
Hardware calibration allows photographers to adjust the monitor’s internal image processing chip, keeping displayed images consistent with the original content without being affected by the graphics card settings.

Video Format Supports
SW270C supports 24P/25P film content to be displayed at native cadence, without pulldown, which can distort playback of the source video.

USB-C port
The latest USB-CTM port provides high-speed video/audio/data transmission and power delivery with one single cable providing a quick and easy workflow setup.

Hotkey Puck G2
Preferred colour modes and features are designated as quick access to widely used settings.

The monitor also comes with a shading hood for control over ambient lighting conditions and glare.

As the frontrunner of the professional monitor industry, BenQ has never slowed down but sought out further improvement for photographers, especially in the respect of the quality of colour reproduction, viewing comfort and user convenience. The SW270C is no different; with its wide colour gamut, USB-C connectivity and uniformity technology, it’s the perfect piece of professional equipment where the user can save money against other similar spec models, without a compromise on quality.

Preserve the true colours you captured and make sure the moments are perfect with the BenQ PhotoVue SW270C.

About BenQ
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life”, BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today – lifestyle, business, healthcare and education – with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people- driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, professional monitors, interactive large-format displays, imaging devices, mobile computing devices, and LED lighting solutions. Because it matters.

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