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BenQ SW270C monitor announced

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BenQ announces SW270C monitor

New 27″ PhotoVue monitor

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The BenQ SW270C PhotoVue 27″ monitor has been announced.

It features 99% Adobe98 and 97% DCI-P3/Display-P3 colour space coverage along with HDR-10 and 16 bit 3D LUT

The monitor allows hardware calibration and supports 24P/25P film content, displayed at native cadence, without pulldown.

Max resolution is 2560 x 1440.

> SW270C Specifications

€799 at BenQ Europe


sw270 with hood

Press Info


Birmingham, UK, 11th July 2019 – BenQ launch their brand-new monitor for photographers, the SW270C, the latest addition to the SW PhotoVue family. BenQ’s SW270C monitor delivers brilliant and accurate colours with 99% Adobe RGB, HDR10 and 97% DCI-P3/Display-P3 colour spaces; USB-C connectivity that’ll boost your work efficiency with quick video, audio and data connectivity and power charge; and Uniformity Technology to achieve screen-wide colour accuracy. It’s the perfect monitor for photographers looking for professional results at a great price.

The key features are:

  • Uniformity Technology
  • 99% Adobe RGB colour space and HDR10 compatibility
  • 16-bit 3D LUT with a 10-bit panel for smooth colour gradients
  • Hardware calibration
  • USB-C connectivity with power delivery
  • Includes shading hood
  • Gamut Duo mode for side by side colour comparison
  • Next generation hotkey puck

Uniformity Technology

Fine-tuning the colour and brightness of sub-regions across the entire screen, BenQ Uniformity Technology offers screen-wide precise colour for perfectly authentic and consistent viewing experiences.

Enrich Your Colour Palette

Featuring 99% of Adobe RGB, 100% of sRGB/Rec.709, and 97% of DCI-P3/Display P3 results in a more realistic colour representation for professional photography.

HDR for Vibrant Images

HDR10 technology offers photographers the chance to preview the HDR effect of the video content, ensuring the desired outcome for their final works.

16-bit 3D (LUT) Delta & Delta E≤2

The 16-bit 3D look-up table (LUT) and precise Delta E≤2 in Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces render the truest view of the original image with accurate colours.

Hardware Calibration

Hardware calibration allows photographers to adjust the monitor’s internal image processing chip, keeping displayed images consistent with the original content without being affected by the graphics card settings.

Video Format Supports

SW270C supports 24P/25P film content to be displayed at native cadence, without pulldown, which can distort playback of the source video.

USB-C port

The latest USB-CTM port provides high-speed video/audio/data transmission and power delivery with one single cable providing a quick and easy workflow setup.


Hotkey Puck G2

Preferred colour modes and features are designated as quick access to widely used settings.

The monitor also comes with a shading hood for control over ambient lighting conditions and glare.

As the frontrunner of the professional monitor industry, BenQ has never slowed down but sought out further improvement for photographers, especially in the respect of the quality of colour reproduction, viewing comfort and user convenience. The SW270C is no different; with its wide colour gamut, USB-C connectivity and uniformity technology, it’s the perfect piece of professional equipment where the user can save money against other similar spec models, without a compromise on quality.

Preserve the true colours you captured and make sure the moments are perfect with the BenQ PhotoVue SW270C.

Main Specifications

Screen Size 27
Resolution (max.) 2560×1440

All Specifications
Screen Size 27
Panel Type IPS
Backlight Technology LED backlight
Resolution (max.) 2560×1440
Brightness 300
Native Contrast(typ.) 1000:1
Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10) 178/178
Response Time 5 ms (GtG)
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Colors 1.07 billion colors
Color Gamut 99% AdobeRGB, 97% P3, 100% sRGB
Display Area(mm) 596.7×335.6
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.2331
PPI 109
DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.) 20M:1
Colour Bit 10bits

Headphone Jack Yes

Segment Photographer
Product Color Gray
Color Mode Adobe RGB / sRGB / B&W / Rec. 709 / DCI-P3 / Display P3 / M-book / HDR / DICOM/Calibration 1 / Calibration 2 / Calibration 3 / Custom 1 / Custom 2
Display Mode Full, Aspect Ratio, 1:1
Color Temperature 5000°K / 6500°K/ 9300°K / User Mode
Gamma 1.6 – 2.6, sRGB
K Locker Yes
OSD Language 18 Languages (English / Francais / Deutsch / Italiano / Espanol / Polish / Czech / Hungarian / Romanian / Netherlands / Russian / Swedish / Protuguese / Japanese / Chinese / S-Chinese / Arabic/Korean)
HDCP 2.2
VESA Wall Mount 100x100mm
Display Screen Coating Anti-Glare

3D-LUT 16bits
Delta E <= 2 ( avg)
Hardware Calibration Yes
Video Format Support Yes
Gamut Duo Yes
Black & White mode Yes
Black Level Yes
Factory Calibration Report Yes


HDMI HDMI (v2.0)x2
DisplayPort DisplayPort (v1.4)
USB Type-C Yes (PD60W, DP Alt mode, Data)
Card Reader SD/MMC type – Support Format: SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC

Voltage Rating 100~240V
Power Supply Built-in
Power Consumption 36.1W
Power Consumption (stand by mode) 0.5W‎
Power Consumption (sleep mode) 0.5W

Dimension and Weight
Dimensions (HxWxD mm) (w/o Base) (with shading hood) 372.2 x 626 x 238.04
Dimensions(HxWxD mm) (without shading hood)
Landscape: 504.5-611 x 613.8 x 213.4
Portrait: 733.4 x 380.7 x 223.2

Dimensions (HxWxD mm) (w/o Base)
368.9 x 613.8 x 62.65

Dimensions (HxWxD mm)
Landscape: 504.5-614.3 x 626 x 334.8
Portrait: 744.6 x 381.1 x 334.6

Net Weight (kg) (without shading hood) 9.5
Net Weight (kg) (without stand) Landscape: 6.5 Pivot: 6.8
Net Weight (kg) H: 10.6 Pivot: 10.9
Gross Weight (kg) 18.4
Tilt (down/up) -5˚/- 20˚
Swivel (left/right) 45/45
Pivot 90˚
Height Adjustment (mm) 150mm

Palette Master Element Yes
Support Calibrator X-Rtie i1 Display Pro / i1 Pro /i1 Pro 2 /i1 Studio , Datacolor Spyder 4/5

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