11 best monitors for photographers

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

In the current market for computer monitors, you can “get lost”, but if it comes to choosing a monitor for specific tasks, the choice is much narrower. All this also applies to profession photographer. Indeed, in the current digital age, the photographer is not enough master the art of setting the frame, composition, the shooting itself etc. He still needs to do quite a serious job on image processing: color correction, removal of unwanted artifacts, retouching, collage, etc. Here in order to this work to be done efficiently, you need a monitor with specific characteristics. And we present you a special rating of the best monitors for photographers based on market research by specialists.

How to choose a monitor for the photographer

First, we outline the basic principles for choosing a monitor for work with photos so that you not only clearly understand why this or that our experts included a different model in the review, but perhaps were guided by these principles in the future, if suddenly Decide to upgrade your equipment fleet.

Matrix type

One of the most important parameters, and regarding monitors for photographers can hardly be compromised.

There are three main “market” types of LCDs: TN, VA, and IPS.

  1. The first is not immediately, as it is characterized by the worst color reproduction and terrible viewing angles. Slightest slope or monitor rotation – color distortions begin, quickly becoming just inverse, as in the negative. The main plus of this matrix is fast response is good for games, but this is not our case.
  2. VA (MVA, PVA – this is the same) – is already better and, in principle, Suitable for not too demanding photo processing. Color rendering it is still not perfect here, although the contrast is high.
  3. IPS is what we need. Technological synonyms – SFT, PLS, IGZO and AHVA are all variants of the same technology with different not too fundamental changes and improvements. it the best technology in terms of color reproduction available on the serial the market. In terms of contrast, she loses a little to the previous two, but based on a combination of factors, there is no alternative to IPS available.
  4. Yes, there’s still OLED, which first appeared on smartphones, and now gradually leaks into the monitor market. However for photographers this option is still damp, and on it we We will not stop in the ranking.

Color gamut

There are several generally accepted presentation standards. color range – sRGB, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB and others.

  1. For high-quality work with graphics, it is necessary that the monitor was able to display at least 95% of the sRGB color space. This is enough to work with ordinary portrait photography and other, not too demanding graphics. Less the indicator will give a faded image with low saturation.
  2. Adobe RGB color space is much wider, and monitors with Such coverage is already necessary for those whose tasks are more serious. It may be work with modern high-quality printing, various post-production in serious cinema, etc.

But you need to understand that for the “ordinary” photographer such coverage will probably be redundant. Even the opposite effect may occur, when what on such a super-monitor looks bright and colorful, on normal user becomes “pale”. This of course is not sentence, and the monitor can be calibrated accordingly, but you need to clearly understand what tasks the device is purchased for.

Color depth

Another important parameter meaning range gradation displayed colors. So, the IPS matrices that interest us most often provide 8-bit depth for each color component. So Thus, the monitor is able to display 16 million colors. More “advanced” and, accordingly, expensive models own 10-bit depth (most often physically still 8 bits, but further emulation technology FRC), and this is more than a billion shades.

And here you should immediately point out an important point – all the advantages 10-bit depth will only be visible if the monitor is connected through DisplayPort. Other “running” interfaces – DVI and HDMI are pure physically cannot provide more than 8 bits per component.

Backlight type

The pixels in the liquid crystal matrix do not themselves shine. In order to see the image, they need something to highlight the back. IN modern monitors are most often used LED backlight (LED). It is expected that such a technology has different implementation methods.

  1. The most common subspecies of this technology is W-LED. “W” here means White, that is, white, but there is some craftiness. In fact, the backlight LEDs emit blue light, and yellow phosphorus makes it white through which it passes. Such implementation brings color space coverage closer to 100% sRGB – well, provides an affordable price for monitors – well, gives pronounced bluish tint – bad. And bad is not only for the naturalness of color reproduction, but also for health – the blue spectrum significantly tired eyes. Manufacturers move out of position forced suppression of part of the blue spectrum.
  2. An alternative to this option is RGB-LED backlighting. Here all three colors of LEDs are used to form a clean white. In addition to solving the problem of blue, it also significantly expands color space coverage, approaching to Adobe RGB. But in view of the fact that LEDs of different colors have different degradation periods, such monitors have a short term services before colors begin to lose their naturalness.
  3. Finally, GB-LED is the best option for photographers. Here there are green and blue LEDs in the backlight, but the light from them passes through a red phosphor. Thus saved the widest color gamut of RGB-LED, but the problem is solved longevity and energy efficiency. It’s not necessary to seek out just such models, but if you know exactly what you have to work with the Adobe RGB space, it is better to look in the ranking or on your own just such a matrix.

Backlight flicker and uniformity

A little more about backlighting, since these parameters also have value. With the advent of the era of liquid crystal monitors appeared the delusion that now we will forget about the grueling flicker CRT monitors. Oddly enough, LCD screens can also flicker.

The fact is that the brightness of the screen in most LCD monitors adjustable by pulses on / off LED backlight (PWM). This effect is invisible at maximum brightness, but still affects eye fatigue. And with a decrease in brightness, this effect may even become visible.

If you plan to spend a lot of time behind the monitor, it’s better to look after the model with the implemented Flicker-Free technology. More recently, manufacturers began to make such monitors for photographers on the principle of combining PWM and voltage changes or just voltage. This reduces flicker to negligible quantities. or removes it completely.

As for the uniformity of backlighting – this is a sore subject for many models and even entire series. Moreover, this uniformity can differ between monitors of even one brand and one batch. On that is the reasons that we will not delve into, let’s just say on reviews on the Internet here you can navigate only in general plan, but when you purchase it is still mandatory in person turn on the monitor and run tests, making sure that uniformity Highlighting suits you.

Screen surface

And the last one is the type of surface. Distinguish a glossy surface, matte and semi-matt. Let’s go through these types.

  1. Glossy gives great brightness, saturation and excellent black color, as well as contrasts in general. But they scare terribly in the dark In the background, the operator will definitely see his reflection in detail. From lens flare can save the lens hood, but nothing helps from reflection. But but the colors are juicy, no doubt.
  2. Matte surface – an almost complete solution to the problem glare and reflection, but it gives less expressive contrast and muffles colors. There is also a matte surface such a phenomenon as a “crystalline effect”, but it is far from noticeable to each. For not too extreme accuracy requirements color rendering this option will do.
  3. Semi-matt – a compromise between the first and second options as by the nature of the surface, and by price. Just exactly something in between and without a “crystalline effect.”

Rating of the best monitors for photographers

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best monitors for basic photographers 1 IIYAMA PROLITE XUB2792QSU-1 27 ” 19 544 rub.
2 VIEWSONIC VX3211-2K-MHD 31.5 ” 17 160 rub.
3 AOC U2777PQU 27 ” 21 890 rub.
The best monitors for mid-level photographers 1 ASUS MG279Q 27 ” 33 988 rub.
2 NEC MULTISYNC EA275WMI 27 ” 33 290 rub.
3 DELL P2415Q 23.8 ” 30 659 rub.
4 LG 27UK850 27 ” 39 411 rub.
5 BenQ SW2700PT 37 563 rub.
6 ASUS PA328Q 32 ” 70 385 rub.
The best monitors for professional photographers 1 DELL UP2718Q 27 ” 105 000 rub.
2 ASUS PROART PA32UC-K 32 ” 179 400 rub.

Основано на данных https://rankquality.com/monitors/.

Лучшие мониторы для фотографов базового уровня

In the first rating nomination, we will consider four monitors with minimally sufficient characteristics for full work the photographer. Their positioning as a “basic level” is very conditionally, since any of them is many times better and more expensive than any ordinary office or home monitor.


Rating: 4.9


The first number presents you the most modest version of those which can be considered full-fledged monitors for the photographer. Everything is at a minimum here, including the price (relatively, of course), but enough for a wide range of work in the photography industry and design. Manufacturer – Japanese company IIYAMA, known for its TVs and monitors hi-end class.

The diagonal of this model is 27 “, overall dimensions – 611x397x230mm, weight – 6.10 kg. Consumes up to 33W of electricity. Power supply integrated into the case. Also integrated is a pair of elementary 2W stereo speakers each one. The rack is designed to be adjustable the position of the screen in height and a rotation of 90 degrees.

The matrix type here is standard IPS with LED backlight with excess blue suppression and anti-flicker technology Flicker-free Even variable frequency technology implemented FreeSync screen updates for synchronization with the video card. The maximum frequency is 75 hertz. The response time of the matrix is ​​5 ms.

The screen resolution of this model is 2560×1440 with a dot pitch of 0.233mm. Brightness – 350cd / m2, contrast – 1000: 1. Dynamic the contrast in this model is 5 million to 1. Here we indicate dynamic contrast is only for example, and in further descriptions we have this indicator with its breathtaking values omit, since its information content in the topic of monitors for photographers tends to zero.

The sRGB color space coverage for this model is almost 100% – this “almost” does not fundamentally affect the suitability of the monitor to the quality work of the photographer. Color depth is formed by the common principle of “8 bits plus 2 bits by the FRC method) – we get a little over a billion shades.

A set of interfaces includes DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D (HDCP), headphone audio, two USB Type A ports, one USB Type B, USB hub on 2 ports version 3.0.

In general, this is a very good “state employee” for average photographers hands. True, he is not without some inevitable consequences of this budget – “artifacts” in the form of highlights, glo- and crystalline effects, instances with broken pixels can rarely come across. IN overall, according to the reviews of the photographers themselves, for ordinary tasks, “artifacts” not a critical issue.


  • height adjustment;
  • U-turn to portrait position
  • semi-matte screen plus additional anti-glare coating;
  • relatively affordable price.


  • budget class costs described.

VIEWSONIC VX3211-2K-MHD 31.5 ”

Rating: 4.8


We represent the second number in this rating nomination. widescreen (16: 9) monitor of the brand VIEWSONIC, which the combination of characteristics and price is suitable for the photographer and designer with professional but not too specific tasks.

This monitor is already impressive with a diagonal of 31.5 inches, dimensions 730x496x230mm and weighing 7.03 kg. Consumes up to 50W of electricity (Energy Star 7.0). The power supply is located in the housing. also in the case is a pair of 2.5W stereo speakers each one.

Resolution, as for such a large diagonal, is not too impressive – up to 2560×1440, but this is acceptable for a monitor with such features and affordable price. Matrix – IPS- SuperClear with WLED backlight. Excessive blue spectrum suppression built-in tools to an acceptable level. Backlight flickering leveled by technology Flicker-Free. Frame Rate up to 75Hz. Lowercase – 24-83kHz.

Viewing angles in this case are typical for any IPS-matrix – 178 degrees in both dimensions. This parameter will be exactly the same for all other monitors for photographers in the review, therefore we will not repeat. The stated response time of the matrix is ​​3ms, which even too suspiciously good, but not fundamentally. Maximum brightness – 250 cd. per sq. meter contrast (physical) – 1200: 1. Dot density seems low – 93PPI, but here you should not forget about the ratio of the maximum resolution and huge diagonal. Step points in all directions – 0.2727mm.

One of the most important parameters is color space coverage. here corresponds to 100% sRGB. Color depth is plotted by pseudo 10-bit technology, i.e. more than a billion is displayed shades using real 8 bits, plus technology simulation FRC.

The set of interfaces is minimalistic, but in the context of this model ample: D-Sub video inputs (max resolution Full HD), DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4; audio input and output, standard 3.5 mm

The nature of the screen surface, according to our experts, even represents a cross between matte and semi-matte. At In this, the crystalline effect is noticeable to very few, and anti-glare protection is definitely up to par.

The package includes a monitor, power cable, cable DisplayPort, audio cable, headphone holder (metal), leadership.


  • large diagonal;
  • billion shades (pseudo 10 bits of depth);
  • increased contrast;
  • glareless surface;
  • strong, high-quality materials and assembly;
  • perfect grip of the rack with the working surface and sustainability;
  • relatively affordable price.


  • unstable operation at the maximum frame rate in 75Hz.

AOC U2777PQU 27 ”

Rating: 4.7

AOC U2777PQU 27

Rating of the best monitors for photographers of 2019 according to version continues model of the AOC trademark. Taiwan manufacturer AOC International has a deep and glorious history, and is now part of renowned technology holding TPV Technology.

The presented monitor has a smaller diagonal than the previous one – 27 inches, but it has noticeably higher characteristics. And the smaller diagonal here is by no means a drawback, because such dimensions are still a lot, but giant monitor sizes for the photographer can even be redundant and not bear any practical benefit.

Dimensions of the device – 615x531x194mm, the monitor weighs at smaller almost the same size as the previous one – 7.30 kg. Monitor consumes up to 45W of energy (Energy Star 6), the power supply is built-in. A pair of stereo speakers of 3W each is also built in. In construction mounting to the rack provides the ability to rotate the screen 90 degrees. The position on the height of the screen on the rack can to regulate.

The type of matrix in this case is IPS, as in the model described above, and backlight of the same type – WLED. But the resolution is already definitely happy – 4K, namely 3840×2160 with a ratio of 16 to 9. Immortal backlight technology is available. Frame Rate maximum – 60Hz. Pixel arrangement in 0.1554mm increments. Response matrices – 4ms.

As for the directly reproduced “picture”, here The situation is as follows. The color gamut of this model is the same as that of the above monitor for photographers from VIEWSONIC – fully covers 100% sRGB space. Depth is built on the same principle – 8-bit per component with the simulation of an additional two bit by FRC technology. This gives a display of over a billion shades.

Image brightness – up to 350 cd / m2, static contrast – 1000: 1. As you can see, the contrast is 20% less than that of the above monitor, but this is not a drawback. Just such contrast is the norm for IPS matrices, and a high rate VIEWSONIC is not objectively indisputable and looks more like a marketing one move.

Interface Set: DVI-D (HDCP), VGA (D-Sub), DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, audio, 4 USB Type A ports, one USB Type B, USB hub on 4 ports version 3.0.


  • 4K resolution;
  • 100% sRGB;
  • a billion shades;
  • glareless surface;
  • many interfaces, including a USB hub;
  • a 90-degree turn;
  • height adjustment.


  • there are cases of sudden occurrence of black vertical stripes within the warranty period.

The best monitors for mid-level photographers

Second nomination in the ranking of the best monitors for photographers 2019 years from includes a large selection of interesting models that are some of the characteristics may overlap with the budget, but in others – significantly superior to them. And even other things being equal, these monitors still better, more reliable, more stable, and to a greater extent correspond to the declared characteristics.

ASUS MG279Q 27 ”

Rating: 4.9

ASUS MG279Q 27

And we will start with a monitor that at first glance is not impressive characteristics against the background of the budget three, but at the same time significantly expensive. All this for good reason, because it is still ASUS, and it’s already equipment with signs of a professional class.

The screen size of this model is 27 inches, the dimensions and weight are 625x559x238mm and 7.30kg respectively. Consumes up to 39W, unit power supply built-in. On the stand, the screen can be expanded to portrait position with a simple movement, also the position of the screen can be adjust in height. There are a couple of simple ones in the case stereo speakers of 2W each.

The screen resolution of this model is 2560×1440 pixels. Matrix – IPS with LED-backlight without flickering. The point pitch is 0.233 mm. Brightness – 350cd / m2. Contrast Ratio – 1000: 1.

Color gamut coverage here corresponds to 100% sRGB. The depth of the display of shades is 16 million. This indicator may look weak compared to previous models, but here you need understand that in this model the manufacturer does the utmost honestly – pure 8 bits are used without pseudo 10-bit “manipulation”.

The peculiarity of this model is that, in addition to the work of the photographer, the monitor can be used in your free time with complete comfort as game. This is facilitated by a good response time of the matrix – 4ms, exceptionally high frame rate – up to 144Hz and built-in frequency synchronization function with the operation mode of the video card – FreeSync

To connect the monitor, use the Mini DisplayPort ports, DisplayPort and two HDMI sockets. There is a headphone jack. Besides of the above, there are two more USB Type A ports, one USB Type B and USB hub for 2 ports of standard 3.0.


  • high image quality;
  • honest color rendition;
  • 144Hz frame rate;
  • anti-reflective coating;
  • height adjustment and rotation to portrait position;
  • general ergonomics;
  • can be used as a game.


  • rarely come across specimens with a strange yellowish-golden glo effect.


Rating: 4.9


Further in this rating nomination follows a special model. NEC production monitor. And the feature of this monitor in that it is positioned by the manufacturer as optimally adapted for use in multi-monitor systems. it a good option for those photographers and designers who work in a very complicated post-production.

Dimensions of the device – 639x418x230mm, weight – 8.70kg. Assumes tabletop rack with adjustable height, angle of inclination and orientation (turn 90 degrees). Also The possibility of wall mounting as a panel is provided. All previous monitors have such an opportunity for photographers, but here it is especially important in terms of use in multi-monitor systems. Consumes up to 57W of electricity (Energy Star 6.0). The power supply is built-in. There are also a couple of built-in stereo speakers, but they are purely symbolic – 1W each.

In the diagonal 27 “we have a high-quality matrix AH-IPS with WLED backlight. Resolution – 2560×1440, maximum frame refresh rate – 75Hz. The point pitch is 0.233 mm. Response time matrices – 6ms.

The brightness of the “picture” reaches increased values ​​of 350 cd / m2. The contrast standard for IPS is 1000: 1. As in the previous models, here we use “honest” 8 bits for color depth, which give 16.7 million shades. Color space coverage impressive here: 100% sRGB and 97% AdobeRGB.

For connection, the inputs are DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I. There is a headphone output, and, which is extremely important in this particular example – there is a video output DisplayPort. Other interfaces: two ports USB Type A, one USB Type B, USB hub for 2 3.0 standard ports.

Useful additional features implemented in this model – presence detector and light sensor.

The manufacturing warranty for this model is 36 months.


  • especially high-quality matrix;
  • coverage of 97% of AdobeRGB;
  • suitable for use in multi-monitor systems;
  • DisplayPort video output
  • additional sensors;
  • Kensington Lock Connector;
  • adjusting the angle, height and orientation of the rack;
  • hidden cable management;
  • 3 year warranty.


  • minor user comments regarding the careless factory calibration.

DELL P2415Q 23.8 ”

Rating: 4.8

DELL P2415Q 23.8

The third number in this rating category is another monitor with special characteristics, but here they will be significantly more than in the previous example. Manufacturer monitor – DELL American Corporation – in special presentations does not need.

This is a monitor with a significantly smaller diagonal than any of the previous ones – 23.8 “. But this is” not a bug, but a feature “, since in combination with with a resolution of 4K 3840×2160 this gives such a pixel density, which will satisfy the most fastidious photographer or designer with the most acute vision.

It uses the same high-quality matrix type AH-IPS, like the previous model with WLED-backlighting without flickering and unevenness compensation system. Frame rate – up to 76Hz. The point pitch is 0.13725mm. The response time of the matrix is ​​6ms. Brightness and contrast “standard” – 300cd / m2 and 1000: 1, respectively.

As far as color gamut coverage is concerned, everything is very not bad, and even very good, given the fact that DELL managed to achieve the optimal combination of matrix quality, high resolution and coverage of the color range, while leaving the monitor in more or less affordable price frames, as for a model with clearly professional features. Specifically in numbers, this is expressed in the following way. SRGB coverage – up to 98%, AdobeRGB – up to 73% – this professional research data. In terms of color depth here uses the widespread pseudo-10-bit scheme with a result of more than 1 billion shades.

The physical parameters of this model are as follows. Sizes – 567x370x205mm, weight – 5.68kg. Power consumption – up to 50W or up 90W in special modes. Power supply in the housing. Rack provides for height adjustment and rotation of 90 degrees.

From the interfaces there are inputs Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4; outputs to audio and DisplayPort; 4 USB ports Type A, one USB Type B, USB hub for 4 ports version 3.0.

Experts also note that this is one of the few monitors, which allows manual overclocking matrices through the regular menu. This is a highly specialized topic, but, by According to our experts, such a step from Dell engineers has long been waited.

In conclusion, it is worth saying that to reveal all the possibilities monitor he needs a thorough calibration.


  • 4K resolution;
  • compensation for uneven backlight;
  • wide color gamut;
  • manual overclocking of the matrix through the OSD Menu;
  • DisplayPort output
  • overall high performance overall at a reasonable price.


  • requires careful professional calibration for disclosure all the possibilities.

LG 27UK850 27 ”

Rating: 4.8

LG 27UK850 27

Next, we are in the ranking of the best monitors for photographers according to the version we move as characteristics become more noticeable Selected by our experts models. LG 27UK850 – very bright example monitor with advanced features.

Let’s start traditionally with the “physics” of the device. Dimensions of this model – 613x560x234mm, weight – 6.10kg. The stand has all mechanical devices for adjusting the screen height and rotation in portrait position. The monitor consumes up to 50W (Energy Star 7.0), and this is the first model in our review with an external power supply. there is a pair of built-in speakers, unexpectedly powerful – 5W each.

The screen size of this model is 27 “, and here we see not only high resolution 4K 3840×2160, as in the previous version, but still and HDR10 extended dynamic range support. For super-expressive photos without regard to realism, without such functions are indispensable, and this is a real gift for photographers and photo artists.

The matrix here is the same as the two models above – high-quality Immortal AH-IPS with LED backlight and 5ms response. Step points – 0.155mm. There is even a FreeSync feature that implies frame rate synchronization with the video card. However working the frequency range of 48-60Hz suggests that the inclusion of this functions are nothing more than a marketing ploy, as practical the meaning is doubtful.

Features regarding the brightness of the image in this model, expectedly also increased – up to 450cd / m2. Contrast Standard for this type of matrix – 1000: 1. Regarding color gamut spaces, there is manufacturer data – 100% sRGB and data independent research. According to the results of the latter (factory calibration, hardware and manual) was really confirmed, that the “color volume” varies around 100% sRGB and even about a little higher than 70% of AdobeRGB. That is, in this regard, the monitor is just as good, like the previous one. Color Depth – Pseudo-10bit – More billion shades.

To connect the monitor are HDMI 2.0 interfaces – 2 pcs, USB (video) and DisplayPort 1.2. Peripherals can be connected via USB Type A – 2 pcs, one USB Type-C or via a two-port USB hub port 3.0.


  • high-quality matrix;
  • 4K resolution;
  • wide color gamut;
  • billion shades of depth;
  • support for HDR10 (pseudo);
  • stylish design;
  • height adjustment and turn;
  • unexpectedly good acoustics.


  • some claims of specialists to superthin moments calibration.

BenQ SW2700PT

Rating: 4.7

BenQ SW2700PT

Continues rating professional monitor for photographers Taiwanese brand BenQ, which at the time of release was clearly expensive even for those for whom its characteristics were urgently needed. But now, after a few years, we have the opportunity to purchase this photographer and designer tool at a reasonable price. Also he passed the test of time, which is also important.

So, this is a frame widescreen monitor with a working diagonal area 27 “. Its dimensions are 653x445x323mm, weight – 8.30kg. It is height-adjustable on the stand and rotates 90 degrees. Consumes up to 37W (Energy Star 6.0), built-in power supply.

The resolution at these sizes is 2560×1440, the point pitch is 0.2331mm. It uses a unique AHVA matrix (one of varieties of IPS), designed specifically for configuration professional monitors. The backlight type here is “advanced” – GB-LED without using SHI-modulation, that is, the problem is solved flicker and excess blue. Maximum declared brightness – 350cd / m. sq, contrast – 1000: 1. Matrix Response Time – 5ms

As for color depth, here the matrix is ​​capable of a billion shades, and even there is reason to believe that the “honest” 10 bit. However, the manufacturer does not provide such detailed information, and this is not so important in the general context. Color space coverage extremely wide: 100% sRGB and 99% AdobeRGB.

To connect the monitor are DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, DVI-D (HDCP). There is also a headphone jack, two USB Type A ports, one USB Type B. USB hub for 2 USB 3.0 ports. A nice bonus is card reader.


  • high-quality professional matrix;
  • GB-LED-backlight;
  • 99% AdobeRGB coverage
  • a billion shades (probably “real” 10 bits of depth);
  • height adjustment and rotation;
  • protective visor (hood) in the kit;


  • There are instances with uneven illumination, but defects inconsequential.

ASUS PA328Q 32 ”

Rating: 4.7

ASUS PA328Q 32

Completes the rating nomination for professional monitors for mid-level photographers according to the most expensive in this part solution from ASUS.

It is a professional widescreen monitor with a large 32 “diagonal and very remarkable characteristics. Sizes it is 735x615x240mm, weight – 11.68kg. As in all the rest, the monitor stand allows you to adjust the position of the screen in height and rotate it to portrait position. Consumes the device as much as 138W, and for good reason, about which below. The power supply is built-in. Stereo speakers are also mounted 3W each.

One of the important reasons for this energy consumption is high-quality professional AHVA-matrix with a resolution of 4K 3840×2160. The point pitch is 0.1845 mm (the final density is 138ppi). Backlight – WLED without flickering. The frame rate is 76Hz. Time response matrix – 6ms. The declared brightness is 350cd / m2. Contrast – 1000: 1.

It uses pseudo 10-bit color depth component, which in the end gives the familiar shades of billion to us. The manufacturer also claims 100% coverage of sRGB, and also support for the Rec. 709 space and accurate factory calibration. There is even an official guarantee against “burning” pixels.

This model has a full range of proprietary technologies ASUS, which the company implements in its monitors: processing systems images of VividPixel, Smart Contrast, Splendid, GamePlus, and manual overclocking of the matrix using TraceFree technology.

There may be some doubt about the use of this W-LED backlight models, but the creators managed to do everything flawlessly and compensate for technology flaws by providing the user even has a secondary benefit – reduced body thickness and indirectly – a decrease in the total cost. Also numerous tests showed a complete absence of spurious noise.

To connect the monitor are three interfaces HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort. There is a headphone jack. Also available large set of USB ports: four USB Type A, one USB Type B, hub for 4 ports version 3.0.

Built-in support for mobile transmission standard technology MHL images and additional features: Skin-Tone Selection, PbP, PiP


  • the largest diagonal in the nomination;
  • high resolution 4K;
  • high-quality professional matrix;
  • set of additional features and technologies enhancements;
  • general high professional level.


  • some users consider the price to be too high.

The best monitors for professional photographers

The third and final nomination in the ranking of the best monitors for 2019 photographers, according to the version, represents outstanding achievements engineering thought. These are the two most expensive and most advanced monitor in our review. Experts have chosen exactly these solutions yet and for reasons of value for money. Since the market there are more expensive options, but overpaying for them is definitely does not justify in the framework of those tasks that may face photographer of even the highest professional level.

DELL UP2718Q 27 ”

Rating: 5.0

DELL UP2718Q 27

The first to look at DELL’s bright solution is the 27-inch widescreen professional monitor for photographers, artists, designers, and video editors with features, which leave far behind any of the above models.

With this diagonal, the dimensions of the monitor are 626x403x200mm. The entire rack functionality – adjustment and rotation – is available. Monitor consumes up to 90W of energy (up to 120W in exceptional modes), the power supply is built-in.

Screen resolution – 4K 3840×2160. The point pitch is 0.1554mm. Here uses super high-quality professional matrix AH-IPS with progressive backlight technology FALD. The response of the matrix is ​​6ms. AND it is certainly 10-bit, so the color depth gives an overall complexity of more than a billion shades without any emulations and simulations.

At the time of release in 2017, this model was the first in the world (!), in which full, real support was implemented HDR10 extended dynamic range without reservation and prefixes “pseudo”. The developers managed to implement this outstanding achievements thanks to the introduction of 384-zone lighting.

Based on the foregoing, further further will be fully understood. specifications. Even the nominal maximum brightness of this monitor high in itself – 400 cd / m2. In HDR mode, it grows to 1000 cd / m2. Contrast Ratio – 1000: 1.

In terms of color space coverage, the indicators here say for themselves. Native color gamut – 100% sRGB standards, AdobeRGB, REC.709 and even 97.7% newfangled DCI-P3.

To connect the monitor are two ports HDMI 2.0a, Mini DisplayPort and DisplayPort 1.4. There is a headphone jack and a set USB interfaces: four USB Type A, one USB Type B, 4-port hub USB 3.0


  • 4K resolution;
  • exclusively high-quality 10-bit matrix;
  • wide coverage of all popular color standards spaces;
  • powerful and high-tech backlight;
  • real (not pseudo) HDR;
  • overall high quality components and technological implementation.


  • backlight irregularity compensation does not work in modes emulation of color spaces.


Rating: 4.9


And complete our entire rating is a real masterpiece from ASUS, which came out recently – only last year, and immediately put the whole a series of records. During this time, everyone who only could, and it can already be safely recommended to those photographers who are for some reason such transcendental characteristics are needed.

Before listing dry performance numbers, it’s worth doing general description in the complex. This model is a monitor. professional class, the display of which is used innovative technology of quantum dots. This guarantees coverage. color spaces: 100% sRGB, 99.5% Adobe RGB, 85% Rec. 2020, and 95% DCI-P3. Brightness (at maximum) reaches beyond and unprecedented to this day values ​​of 1000cd / m². That was as clear as possible, at such brightness subjectively arises the desire to wear sunglasses. This is one of the the best solutions in the world of monitors for professionals involved professional work in the field of image and video processing.

Now let’s go through the rest of the characteristics. Diagonal 32 inches directly determines the dimensions of the monitor – 727x470x229mm and to a large extent its weight is 11.40 kg. All ergonomics in terms of adjusting the position of the screen here is implemented at the highest level.

The matrix resolution here is 4K 3840×2160, the point pitch is 0.1845 mm. The response time is 5ms. Frame rate – up to 65Hz. Is displayed more than a billion shades. Also in this model, as in the previous one real, “true” advanced technology is implemented dynamic range HDR10.

Four standard ports can be used to connect the monitor HDMI 2.0b, USB (video), DisplayPort 1.2. There is a headphone jack. Peripherals can be connected via USB Type A (2 pcs), USB Type B, USB Type-C, hub for 2 USB 3.0 ports. There is also a Thunderbolt3 port with transfer rates up to 40Gb / s, supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 and DisplayPort 1.2. The monitor can connect up to two additional 4K monitors.


  • exceptional image quality;
  • innovative technology of quantum dots;
  • unprecedented brightness before this model (among devices the same level);
  • current implementation of HDR10;
  • large diagonal;
  • 4K resolution;
  • the broadest coverage of color spaces;
  • a whole list of innovations and improvements.


  • fade against the background of benefits.

Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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