This month sees the launch of the new Eizo ColorEdge CG303W. Designed for still and moving image work such as digital art and photography, design, video editing, and post production, the company says that the CG303W delivers stunning detail from corner to corner across its 30-inch screen. Features including an IPS panel, wide colour gamut, and hardware calibration.
The ColorEdge CG303W has a native resolution of 2,560 × 1,600 and reproduces 98 per cent of the Adobe RGB colour space. The maximum brightness is 260 cd/m2, contrast ratio is 850:1, and the viewing angles are 178-degrees. Dual DVI-D (digital) inputs are included for connection to two PCs.
The CG303W accepts 10-bit PC signals and can display 1.07 billion colours simultaneously from a pallet of 68 billion. This is 64 times more than the typical 16.7 million colours shown with 8-bit display.
The CG303W offers hardware calibration which means the monitor itself is calibrated rather than the computer’s graphics card. This ensures no colour tones are lost in the calibration process and results in a more predictable on-screen colour. Eizo’s ColorNavigator calibration software is used for setting the target values for brightness, white point, and gamma and generating an ICC profile. ColorNavigator works with a measurement device to use the monitors’ 12-bit look-up table for accurate calibration in under five minutes, according to Eizo.
Eizo’s Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE) function is included to counteract brightness and chroma uniformity errors that are characteristic of LCD panels. The company says that the ensures the ColorEdge CG303W a Delta-E difference of 3 or less except along the perimeter of the screen.
EIZO has outfitted this new display with an ergonomic stand, which allows a 118 mm height adjustment, 40-degree tilt, 70-degree swivel, and 90-degree pivot for portrait display.
Other features include 16-bit internal processing for smooth display of greyscale tones, simulation of two types of red-green colour vision deficiency – protanopia and deuteranopia – for verification of how colour schemes appear to those who are colour deficient, a monitor hood to shield the screen from ambient light, and a five-years on-site UK warranty.