Apple Studio Display review

The Apple Studio Display is a fantastic companion to the Mac Studio, and much more besides

Apple Studio Display
(Image: © Paul Reiffer)

Digital Camera World Verdict

In the new 27” 5k Studio Display, Apple has delivered not just an impressive partner to its latest M1 Mac line-up, but also a worthy replacement for their previous Cinema Display. While not quite as feature rich as the flagship 6k Pro Display XDR, the Studio Display delivers a great experience in its own right for media producers and content creators in a well-positioned, cost effective package.


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    Competitive price point

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    Much improved multimedia capabilities

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    Built-in reference modes for media

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    Non-reflective nano-texture glass option


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    Fixed height with the default stand

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    Camera falls a little short of competition

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    Cleaning nano-texture coating a challenge

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For many, the Apple Studio Display seen as a long-awaited replacement to the previous 27” Apple Cinema Display. To some, it’s the perfect partner to their latest Apple Mac Studio or M1 Mini purchase. For others, it’s a way of extending the desktop of their new MacBook Pro setup.

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Paul Reiffer
Professional photographer

Paul Reiffer is an award-winning photographer and landscape artist. As a global ambassador for both Phase One and Capture One, he specialises in grand vistas, electrifying cityscapes and iconic views. His images have been published all around the world in well-known books, newspapers and magazines as well as supporting global travel and hospitality brands to reach and excite their audiences. His technical expertise is regularly called upon for industry insights, and through his luxury workshop programme as well as online channels, he’s carved out a unique style of teaching that is now appreciated by thousands worldwide. Shooting with ultra-high-resolution Phase One cameras, his work is used commercially by interior designers and clients ranging from National Geographic to British Airways, Marriott, Land Rover and many more.