New-gen Spyder5 calibration tools

Kayell has announced Spyder5, the latest generation of Datacolor’s popular monitor calibration solution.

LifeStyle_S5P100_spydersitsonlaptop[1]There are three versions of Spyder5 – Express, Pro, and Elite. All versions adjust, or calibrate, monitors to an industry colour reference standard so colours are accurate and shadow and highlight details are preserved. With true screen colour, photographers can more accurately edit their photos and achieve better print matching.

The Spyder5 colorimeter is compact, portable and protected for use on all laptop and desktop monitors. Datacolor says it has redesigned Spyder’s patented 7-detector optical engine to deliver up to a 55 percent improvement in tonal response, resulting in more accurate shadow detail and smoother gradients.

‘Seeing accurate colour makes photo editing easier and faster and provides better print matching so less ink and paper are wasted. Spyder5 saves photographers time and energy so they can spend more time doing what they love doing – taking photographs,’ said Heath Barber, Imaging Market Manager, Datacolor.

Spyder5 Express is a cost-effective tool for serious photographers seeking an easy-to-use colour accuracy solution through a simple, interactive four-step process guide. Using its before and after feature, users can evaluate calibration results using a professional Datacolor composite image. Spyder5 Express also supports multiple monitor calibrations.

Spyder5 Pro adds advanced features include an integrated ambient light sensor for room light monitoring, an extensive range of calibration settings, display analysis and the ability to import images for before and after calibration evaluation.

Spyder5 Elite offers a built-in tripod mount to easily calibrate front projector displays. Expert features include an unlimited range of calibration settings, comprehensive display analysis, advanced before and after evaluation of imported images, monitor matching and tuning, and optimised gray balance routines.

The new Spyder5 family is now available, with RRPs at $225 (Express), $345 (Pro) and $495 (Elite)


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