Calibrite ColorChecker Studio review

A one-stop-shop for all your color calibration needs

Calibrite ColorChecker Studio

Digital Camera World Verdict

Some of the Calibrite ColorChecker Studios features, like projector and scanner calibration, are unlikely to be essential, and it’s a pity that smart device calibration is a bit half-baked. Some advanced users may also find the Studio’s software to be a little limiting, but these are all minor nitpicks with what’s otherwise a highly versatile, easy-to-use device that offers a lot for the money.


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    Easy to use

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    Hugely versatile

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    Well priced (though see opposite)


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    Pricey if you don't need printer profiling

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    Relatively bulky

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    Underwhelming tablet calibration

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Where many calibration tools are designed purely for monitor calibration, Calibrite ColorChecker Studio is an all-in-one kit that’ll calibrate every stage of a photographer’s workflow, from camera to monitor to print. 

Originally sold as the X-Rite’s i1Studio, the Calibrite ColorChecker Studio is  short on versatility, but do its extra features justify the hefty price premium over a more conventional alternative?

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Ben Andrews

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.