BenQ PhotoVue SW271C review

BenQ's latest premium monitor is a 27-inch, 4K beauty with stunning color accuracy and exceptional build quality

BenQ SW271C
(Image: © BenQ)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The BenQ PhotoVue SW271C is an outstanding monitor which performs almost flawlessly - it's very hard to fault. If you're after an exacting and reliable screen for precise image or video editing, this is a superb choice. However, the price you pay for this level of imaging fidelity is high, and for the average user - or even many enthusiast - there are rival monitors which offer similar specs to the SW271C and almost as much image quality, but for a lot less cash.


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    Superb color accuracy

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    Excellent build quality

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    Useful included extras

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    Lots of connectivity options


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    Predictably high cost

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    Arguable value against some rivals

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BenQ's new PhotoVue SW271C is the company's latest entry in its already extensive range of high quality monitors for photo editing and video editing . It joins two existing 27-inch screens in the PhotoVue range: the BenQ SW271 and SW270C. The latter is a 2560 x 1440 panel, but the differences between the new SW271C the older SW271 are more subtle, as both are very similar 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS (in-plane switching) LCD screens.

(Image credit: BenQ)

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.