ViewSonic VP2780 4K monitor review

There's plenty to recommend this 27-inch 4K monitor but is it worth its luxury price tag?

ViewSonic VP2780 4K monitor review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

ViewSonic is better known for its gaming monitors, but it’s dabbling in displays for photographers and the VP2780 delivers 4K quality at a very appealing price provided you’re prepared to sacrifice a few frills.


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    Flexible input and multi-screen display options

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    Great colour fidelity in sRGB

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    Slim-line styling minimises desktop footprint


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    No Adobe RGB colour space

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    Fiddly controls sacrifice functionality for style

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    Limited scope for manual calibration

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There are plenty of experiences in imaging which make it hard to go back, and once of them is undoubtedly seeing a 4K resolution display for the first time. After this, 2K simply doesn’t cut the mustard. And moving up to 4K for imaging professionals is becoming more of an imperative as the number of 4K video recording devices increases as well as, of course, ultra-high resolution still cameras in the range of 30 to 50 megapixels.

Key specs

Panel Type: 68.58 cm (27 inches) ‘SuperClear’ AH-IPS TFT LCD with LED backlighting.

Display Area: 596.74x335.66 millimetres (full scan). 16:9 aspect ratio.

Native Resolution: 3840x2160 pixels.

Pixel Density: 163 ppi.

Viewing Angles: 178 degrees horizontal and vertical

Brightness: 350 cd/m² (typical).

Contrast: 1000:1 (typical).

Display Colours: 1.07 billion from a palette of 4.39 trillion.

Colour Range: 100 percent of sRGB.

Internal Processing: 10-bits per colour

Height Adjustment Range: 15.0 centimetres.

Mount Adjustments: -5-+23 degrees tilt, 60 degrees left/right swivel and 90 degrees pivot (for portrait format).

Connections: HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4 (2). Display Port 1.2a, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 (5 in total), 3.5 mm headphone output.

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