|Eizo DTP monitor|
Dennis Hissink : April 1st 2010 - 16:20 CET
Wide gamut Eizo DTP monitor for digital photography : Eizo introduced the FlexScan SX2262W, a 22-inch monitor with a wide gamut, DisplayPort input, and a high 1920x1200 native resolution for its size. It is suited for both creative professionals in CAD/CAM, DTP, and web/product design, as well as amateur digital photographers. The Eizo FlexScan SX2262W is equipped with a wide gamut VA panel that reproduces 95% of the Adobe RGB color space, allowing it to display most colors of a photograph taken in a digital camera’s Adobe RGB mode. The Eizo DTP monitor also comes with an sRGB mode so that images meant for display in this narrower, but widely used color space, such as those used on most web pages, will be shown as intended. |
Wide viewing angle for Eizo DTP monitor
The 1920x1200 native resolution is equivalent to that of most 24.1-inch monitors, which means it displays the same amount of information but occupies about 10% less desk space. Compared to the 1680x1050 native resolution of most 22-inch monitors, the Eizo FlexScan SX2262W displays approximately 30% more information in the same amount of screen space. The new Eizo DTP monitor has a brightness of 280cd/m², contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a 6 ms gray-to-gray response time to minimize ghosting for smooth playback of moving images. Viewing angles are a very wide 178°.
Eizo FlexScan SX2262W monitor with smooth color gradations
The FlexScan SX2262W employs a 12-bit look-up table with a color palette of 68 billion colors from which the most appropriate 16.7 million (8 bits) are displayed. It also uses 16-bit internal processing for smooth display of grayscale tones without banding. DisplayPort and Dual DVI-I inputs support digital or analog graphics board connection with up to three PCs. With a DisplayPort connection, this monitor displays 10-bit color1 which is more than 1 billion colors shown simultaneously. This is 64 times greater than the 16.7 million colors of 8-bit display, resulting in smoother color gradations.
Stabilized DTP monitor color characteristics for end-user
To maintain proper display of color, the Eizo SX2262W is equipped with patented EIZO technology that stabilizes the monitor’s brightness level after startup or coming out of power saving mode. The DTP monitor also has a temperature sensor that detects and automatically suppresses changes in brightness and color caused by variation in the surrounding temperature. The Eizo FlexScan SX2262W comes with EIZO’s Digital Uniformity Equalizer (DUE). DUE compensates for fluctuations in brightness and chroma uniformity that are characteristic of LCD panels.
Personalize DTP monitor with Eizo LCD utility software
A versatile stand called the “FlexStand” provides a wide variety of positioning possibilities for ergonomic viewing. The FlexStand offers 344° swivel, 30° tilt, 90° portrait rotation, 225 mm height adjustment, and a quick release feature so the body can be easily removed from the stand for reconfiguration on a VESA compliant mounting apparatus. For convenience in returning to color settings without repeating adjustments in the OSD menu, three customizable modes let a user assign values to brightness, color temperature, and gamma. Four preset modes - Text, Picture, Movie, and sRGB - are also included. With the bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD utility software, any mode can be assigned to an application so that when the application is opened, the screen of the DTP monitor automatically changes to its assigned mode.
Saved Eizo DTP monitor settings for digital photography workflow
For amateur digital photography enthusiasts, this monitor works with an accessory color matching tool called Eizo EasyPIX. It lets a user measure and save the Eizo DTP monitor settings to make color profiles for simple color matching between monitor and photo prints. EIZO EasyPIX consists of color matching software and EIZO’s EX1 color sensor. The Eizo FlexScan SX2262W is now shipping. For information about availability and pricing please contact the EIZO subsidiary or distributor in your country for details.
Additional Features of EIZO DTP monitor
• On-screen button guide for easy monitor adjustment in dark work environments.
• USB 2.0 hub with one upstream and two downstream ports.
• Limited five-year manufacturer’s warranty
• Simulates two types of red-green color vision deficiency - protanopia and deuteranopia - for verification of how color schemes appear to those with color blindness. Simulation is done in real time for still and moving images, making it a practical alternative to software-based tools.