Best monitor calibrator for photographers: 6 top models tested and rated

Best monitor calibrator for photographers: 6 top models tested and rated

Best monitor calibrator for photographers: 05 X-Rite ColorMunki Display

Best monitor calibrator for photographers: 05 X-Rite ColorMunki Display

Price:  £108, $169
Impressive though the i1 Display Pro is, many of its advanced options aren’t necessary for home studio use.

The ColorMunki Display, on the other hand, gives you all the control you could want, plus a simplified basic mode that’s a doddle to navigate.

What’s more, it produced an almost identical colour profile to the pricier i1 Display Pro, albeit at a more leisurely pace.

Like its bigger brother you get X-Rite’s Ambient Light Smart Control feature to adjust your monitor’s brightness to match the lighting conditions you’ll be working in when inspecting prints.

There’s also a dedicated flare correction feature to help compensate for any direct glare hitting your screen.

Calibration time:
5 minutes 5 seconds
Colour accuracy after calibration (Delta-E, lower scores better): 0.69

Verdict
Pros… Combines extensive features with simple control.
Cons… Speed and colour accuracy no better than the ColorMunki Smile.
WE say… A decent all-rounder.

Score: 4/5

PAGE 1 – Best monitor calibrator: 01 X-Rite ColorMunki Smile
PAGE 2 – Best monitor calibrator: 02 Kodak Color Management Check-Up Kit
PAGE 3 – Best monitor calibrator: 03 Datacolor Spyder4Elite
PAGE 4 – Best monitor calibrator: 04 X-Rite i1 Display Pro
PAGE 5 – Best monitor calibrator: 05 X-Rite ColorMunki Display
PAGE 6 – Best monitor calibrator: 06 Color Confidence Studio Photo
PAGE 7 – Five things to look for in a monitor calibrator

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  • http://blog.seanholderphotography.com/ Sean Holder

    Hi Jeff, I am curious, I have a Colormunki Photo (spectrophotometer) whereas the Colormunki Display (colorimeter); why did you not include the Colormunki Photo?