One of the things I gently nudge people towards, is making sure their post capture is carried out in the best ways, allowing for personal budgets, shooting circumstances, workflow etc.

But I do see very regularly, people have spent thousands on cameras and lenses for example, who then may skimp on other things that help realise that potential, like a good monitor.

Not a brand I have used, BenQ are nevertheless becoming more prominent and have announced a new monitor with a good specification.

Here we go with the details:

BenQ’s dynamic new SW271 monitor offers professional photographers a picture-perfect performance

Latest colour technology and standards: HDR-enabled SW271 27” monitor offers stunning colours and specialised features for photography professionals

Colour accuracy: BenQ’s AQCOLOR™ technology allows users to see true-to-life colours and relive every moment they have captured

Easy connectivity to devices: The SW271 has the latest USB-C™ connectivity for transmitting video and data signals using just one cable

23 October 2017. BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced a new 27” 4K UHD monitor that offers professional photographers unprecedented colour accuracy through new AQCOLOR technology, high specifications and a picture-perfect performance.

Building on the success of its award-winning predecessor the SW2700PT, the SW271 sets a new benchmark by taking image quality to the next level. The HDR10-enabled monitor allows users to see their images and videos in a wider dynamic range than a typical monitor. This impressive feature has to be seen to be believed.

The sleek new SW271 is user friendly and offers colours so true that it brings out the fine detail and creative essence of every photo, whether it’s been taken by a seasoned professional or an amateur hobbyist.

BenQ’s AQCOLOR technology allows users to have complete colour control over images. AQCOLOR uses a combination of hardware calibration, BenQ’s signature Palette Master Elements software and Technicolor® Color Certification, which ensures the monitor meets the strict colour accuracy standards used in Hollywood and the entertainment media.

“We are proud to present the SW271, which joins our full line of professional monitors, developed for photographers,” said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “The SW271 brings users specialised tools and advanced hardware calibration for colour-critical applications. It also has USB-C™ connectivity for transmitting video and data signals using just one cable for convenience.”

The SW271 features 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB and Rec. 709. It also displays the DCI-P3 colour space. Users are given an unrivalled image performance for visual perfection in professional photo editing. The SW271 also features Delta E≦2, with its true 10-bit IPS panel and advanced 14-bit 3D lookup table (LUT).

GamutDuo enables users to view content simultaneously in different colour spaces side-by-side, and a Hotkey Puck allows users to effortlessly switch between a variety of modes, such as Adobe RGB, sRGB and Black & White modes.

The monitor also features an SD card reader, USB 3.1, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.4 ports. A detachable shading hood is also included to reduce the monitor’s screen glare.

The SW271 monitor retails at £1,067 incl. VAT and is available to purchase through leading photo and video retailers.

BenQ’s range of colour critical monitors are distributed by XP Distribution in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland and the Nordics. XP Distribution is Europe’s leading distributor of hardware, software, accessories and consumables into the digital imaging, video and graphics market.

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