It’s no secret; I love BenQ’s photographic displays. They offer incredible bang-for-buck performance typically not found in most other brands, regardless of price. Since their release, the SW271C and SW321C models have been staples in my studio. My daily workhorse is the SW321C, which has continued to provide me with perfect colour accuracy and screen-to-print matches. The BenQ displays’ colour fidelity, uniformity, and performance make them the ideal tool for amateur and professional photographers seeking the highest performance on even a tiny budget. Since their release, I have recommended them to many photographers worldwide and utilised them daily in my studio in Melbourne. If you have seen any of my photography or prints over the past six years, you have witnessed the results achievable using a colour-calibrated BenQ display. Jump Straight to the new SW272Q (2560×1440) and SW272U (3840×2160).
I wrote a full detailed review of the SW271 and its successor, the SW271C, HERE on my blog in 2021. At the time, I wrote, “The combination of size, performance and attractive price point in the SW271C make it just about perfect for the photographer looking for the highest level of performance without breaking the bank. Whilst the SW271C is slightly more expensive than its older brother, it includes several key upgrades – perhaps the most important of which is its outstanding uniformity. The reality is that even at a slightly higher price, it still offers unmatched value and performance for both professional and serious amateur photographers. With a three-year warranty and full 4K Adobe RGB colour space, the SW271C is unmatched in my experience at its price point and offers the best bang-for-buck performance in the marketplace today. Highly recommended.” And this still holds true today.
Just some of the benefits include:
- An extended Adobe RGB Colour Space
- Outstanding uniformity corner to corner
- Supports HDR10
- Full 16 But 3D Lookup Tables
- Pantone Validated and Calman ready
- Paper Colour Sync
- Pallete Master Elements software
And now, BenQ is set to announce two new models, the SW272Q and the SW272U! The new SW272Q and SW272U will replace the SW271C and SW270C. What’s new? You will have to stay tuned to find out… But if history has shown us anything, you can bet these new displays will offer even better performance and features at an equally attractive price point. I look forward to reviewing one of these new displays when I return from Africa and Alaska in a month. I feel very confident BenQ is about to lift the quality bar yet again.