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Let's calibrate! Datacolor celebrates 50th birthday slashing cost of SpyderX range

Datacolor celebrates 50th birthday slashing cost of SpyderX range
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Color management specialist Datacolor are celebrating its 50th birthday this year... and are offering big discounts on its SpyderX Range of monitor calibration kits (opens in new tab) to mark the anniversary.

The best-selling SpyderX Pro is cut in price by $40 or £50 depending which side of the Atlantic you live - bring the cost of scientifically ensuring your screen is showing your images in the right hues to just $129.99 or £109. The offer is running until 01 March. 

The SpyderX Pro unit can can calibrate your screen in under two minutes – which will encourage you to use it regularly (every month or so is best). The unit comes with some advanced features such as features like ambient light monitoring and multi-monitor support.

The price of the next model up in the range, the SpyderX Elite is cut by $70 / £80 to $199 / £169 in the birthday sale. This offers the same fast functionality of the SpyderX Pro  which is , but additionally allows to calibrate projectors and provides video-centric profiles for those who want to use screens for serious movie editing.

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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.