brightness and colour uniformity correction with DUE technology, and
EIZO designed logic chip (ASIC) – a very important part which is basically the monitor’s brain
The CS monitors are the preferred choice of students, artists, amateur photographers and graphic designers because you get many of the benefits of ColorEdge monitors at a low price point. Plus, each monitor is adjusted at the factory to provide optimum and consistent levels of colour, brightness and uniformity using the features mentioned above.
However, this is where the similarities end.
The CG range becomes the preferred option for those working in the creative industry where the expected norm is a high-end accurate monitor. For this, your monitor needs to have a greater contrast ratio and a special retardation film, providing a more even black level across the screen and reducing the effect of light leakage.
One of the more noticeable features of the CG monitors is that they come complete with a built-in self-calibration sensor. The CS range needs to be calibrated using an external device such as a Spyder or i1.
Warranty differs slightly between ranges too. While all ColorEdge monitors come with our industry-leading 5-year warranty, the CG range have an added layer of protection. 5 years or 10,000-hour colour and brightness warranty – this is how confident we are in our product.
ColorEdge CS2420 with add-on EIZO Hood and EX3 Sensor
Within the CG range itself there are tiers designed specifically to help you with the work that you are using it for.
A quick comparison – The mid-range CG2420 and CG2730 with an all-new sleek design are built for professional photographers who require an honest rendition of their image files. Preferring to spend more time behind the camera and less time tuning their editing monitor, they find ‘scheduled self-calibration’ to be a compelling feature.
Our flagship CGX range (CG247X, CG279X and CG319X) is equipped with an even higher-level calibration sensor, as well as a 3D-LUT that allows for further improved colour mixing. Both are integral in producing more neutral grey tones, shadow detail and spot colour on-screen rendition - ideal for production. For video content artists, the range offers HDR gamma for previewing HDR content. In short, they are great ‘all-round’ monitors.
At the very top is the PROMINENCE CG3145 with its 1000 nits HDR panel. This monitor showcases a true visual experience, displaying full bright scenes accurately (this is hard to do in HDR) and no ‘halo’ effect, to ensure you always see accurate colours and brightness in every pixel. The CG3145 nails this because it’s being driven by our own logic chip, and doesn’t need the Auto-Brightness Limiter (ABL), which other HDR OLED monitors are dependent on.
Thanks to its superior features, the CG range remains a favourite among professional photographers, prepress artists and movie/video producers.
Image courtesy of Jannick Clausen (CG2420)
However, whether you get your hands on a CS range monitor or a CG range monitor, you can rest assured they are perfect for creative people who prefer to work with the best.