BenQ SW271 PhotoVue 27-inch photo monitor review

This 27-inch version of BenQ's popular SW240 offers plenty of features to appeal to the professional photographer

BenQ SW271
(Image: © BenQ)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Dedicated photo monitors have been an expensive purchase in the past, but BenQ is bringing affordability to the market. The SW270 is still pricey for amateurs, but it’s a 27-inch 4K res IPS display with pro-level features and performance.


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    Easy calibration maintains accuracy

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    ‘Hotkey Puck’ simplifies adjustments

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    Color calibration

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    Built-in card reader


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    Typical LED display vignetting

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    Needs hood to eliminate screen glare

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While BenQ’s entry-level SW240 24-inch PhotoVue monitor has been making the headlines (and winning awards) for its combination of exceptional affordability and performance, it’s likely that many pro-level users will want something more… at least as their primary working display.

As far as 27-inch professional photo monitors are concerned, the BenQ SW271 still has excellent affordability on its side, but more significantly it has a 4K resolution display, a more flexible set of inputs and some additional operating conveniences to assist with workflow efficiencies. 

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