Datacolor Releases Spyder5 Monitor Calibration Device to Improve Color Accuracy for Photographers

Datacolor has released a brand new color management tool for photographers: the Spyder5 monitor calibration device. Datacolor’s new line of color management devices now includes Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE, at varying pricepoints and feature sets.

Datacolor Spyder5 is a color accuracy tool designed to help photographer help see, share and print images, as they intended them to look. The three versions of Spyder5 are designed to reduce the hassle of figuring out why digital images often look different on the screen, and why the colors don’t match the photo prints.

All of the Spyder5 versions adjust (or calibrate) your monitor to an industry color reference standard so colors are accurate and shadow/highlight details are preserved. With true screen color, photographers can more accurately edit their photos and produce better prints.

The next generation Spyder5 colorimeter is designed as a compact, portable and protected tool for use on all laptop (and desktop) monitors. Datacolor redesigned Spyder’s patented 7-detector optical engine to deliver up to a 55% improvement in tonal response, resulting in more accurate shadow detail and smoother gradients.

Spyder5EXPRESS is an affordable tool for serious photographers who want an easy-to-use color accuracy solution through a simple, interactive four-step process guide. With the before and after feature, users can evaluate calibration results using a professional Datacolor composite image. Spyder5EXPRESS also supports multiple monitor calibrations.

The 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.

Spyder5ELITE offers pro photographers and studios who demand the highest levels of color accuracy control of the calibration process. Spyder5ELITE offers a built-in tripod mount to easily calibrate front projector displays. The 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 optimized gray balance routines.

The new Spyder5EXPRESS, Spyder5PRO and Spyder5ELITE are now available at photography and consumer electronics retailers nationwide or online. The Spyder5EXPRESS is $129, Spyder5PRO $189 and Spyder5ELITE $279.

More info on Datacolor Spyder5 here.