ViewSonic's latest 8K monitor costs more than a Canon EOS R5

ViewSonic 2021 ColorPro monitors
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ViewSonic has announced it's latest range of high-end, color critical monitors for photo editing (opens in new tab) and monitors for video editing (opens in new tab). The announcement comes shortly after Dell's recent announcement (opens in new tab) of its new monitor line-up aimed at imaging enthusiasts.

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Headlining the new ViewSonic ColorPro monitor range is the tantalizing VP3286-8K. Yes, that's right, this is one of a very rare breed of 8K computer monitors, with its 32-inch screen sporting a native resolution of 7680 x 4320. Not only that, the VP3286-8K's wide-gamut screen can display 99% of the Adobe RGB color space, and it packs up-to-date connectivity including Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort and a USB hub. The only thing that can dwarf the VP3286-8K's resolution is its price - a cool $5,000. Start saving now, as availability is set for summer.

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If a $5,000 monitor is a bit too extravagant, then there's always the new VP3286-4K - it'll cost you a mere $2,000. This 32-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) screen goes one better than its 8K sibling, at least in terms of Adobe RGB coverage, as it can display a full 100% of this color space - a rare feat in the monitor world. Like ViewSonic's flagship 8K monitor, the VP3286-4K has also been given Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort and a USB hub, along with a color-blind mode. It too will be available this summer.

ViewSonic 2021 ColorPro monitors

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Moving further down the new ViewSonic range, there's the 27-inch VP2786-4K. This boasts the same core specs as the VP3286-4K - 4K res, 100% Adobe RGB coverage, Thunderbolt 3 etc - but is half the price, costing $999.99, making it a real tempter if you can do without the extra 5 inches of screen real estate.

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The final two upcoming ColorPro offerings are the VP2776-4K and VP2776-2K. Both at 27-inch panels, and both are targeted at video editing, as they can display 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. And as with all the new ColorPro monitors, they get a color blind mode with advanced color adjustments for improved color recognition. The only significant spec difference is their resolution, with the VP2776-4K version being - you've guessed it - a 4K display, while the VP2776-2K has a 2560 x 1440 native resolution. The latter will set you back $500, while the 4K version is $900. Both are due for retail availability in the summer.

In addition to these ColorPro screens, ViewSonic has also launched an extensive line-up of gaming monitors, ultrawide monitors (opens in new tab) and portable monitors (opens in new tab). Check out the original ViewSonic press release (opens in new tab) for more info.

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Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.