Designed for professional photographers and video editors alike, this new 4K Photographer Monitor from BenQ just might be a video professional’s dream come true. The SW321C looks to be one of the best new options now on the market for color accuracy, depth, and crisp resolution.
Let’s take a look at this new monitor—go over some of the specs, bells, and whistles—and see if it might be the right investment for your home or studio video editing setup.
It’s All About the Color
So, off the bat, the SW321C is really going to provide true and beautiful colors. With its AQCOLOR and second-generation uniformity technology, the SW321C should cover a wide gamut space (99% Adobe RGB/95% DCI-P3 & Display P3) and provide great brightness as hundreds of sub-regions are fine-tuned for screen-wide precise color.
For photographers, the SW321C also includes proprietary BenQ technology that allows you to preview the printing results on your monitor so you can edit photos with efficiency and with the confidence that your final prints will look precisely the same.
This same technology holds true for video professionals, as the SW321C should give you the truest representation of colors that you’ll ultimately see with any export and upload. This means you can finally color correct and grade without worry that all your work might not be a true representation of your exact LUTs and looks.
Video Editing HDR Technology
The SW321C also offers plenty of support for video editing with its HDR technology which will allow video professionals the ability to preview the HDR effect for all your video content. This is big news for video professionals looking to streamline their digital workflows, as BenQ’s new SW series monitors offer plenty of upgrades that support new video formats for more dynamic playback capabilities.
As a bonus, the SW321C comes with access to video calibration software like CalMAN and LightSpace to help with adjustments to your display’s 3D LUT for better image accuracy and consistency at all levels.
Design Concept and Features
Overall, BenQ has been a very reliable brand name in terms of its industrial design. It comes made with matte grey materials, carefully selected polymer, and 18-degree grey for that extra professional look, and it includes an easy-to-use and easy-to-install shading hood for full glare and reflection dissipation.
Pretty much in every way the new SW321C has been tailored for optimal performance, smooth workflow, and—again—true and beautiful colors. You can rest assured that your product will match all its advertised levels too as the SW321C (as well as SW271C) come pre-calibrated for out-of-the-box use and color accuracy.
Specs and Special Purchasing Information
- Professional 4K & 32” photographer monitor for photo-editing
- AQCOLOR technology to represent utmost and sharp images
- Wide gamut space: 99% Adobe RGB/95% DCI-P3 & Display P3
- Industry Standard: 16-bit 3D LUT, ΔE ≤ 2
- HDMI 2.0 | DisplayPort 1.4 | USB Type-C
- 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
- 1300:1 Static Contrast Ratio
- 250 cd/m² Brightness
- 178°/178° Viewing Angles
- 5 ms Response Time (GtG)
- 10-Bit Support for 1.07 Billion Colors
- Adobe RGB, DCI-P3, sRGB, Rec. 709 Gamuts
- Built-In USB 3.1 Gen 1 Hub
- Video format support with HDR technology: HDR10 & HLG
This code is valid from 6/24/21 - 7/31/21 and will apply to the models below: