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BenQ SW321C monitor

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BenQ SW321C monitor

PhotoVue 32″ 4k UHD display announced

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BenQ have announced the new PhotoVue SW321C monitor. The 32″ 4k UHD display is aimed at photographers and introduces a new print soft proofing mode.

Keith has previously reviewed several of BenQ’s high end monitors including their 4k 32″ SW320 model

Full specifications


Information at BenQ

SW 321C


  • Paper Color Sync Technology to Simulate Photo Print Effect on Screen
  • Uniformity Technology for Screen-Wide Color Accuracy
  • 99% Adobe RGB Color Space with IPS Technology

Press info

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 12, 2019 – BenQ, internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, unveiled today PhotoVue SW321C photographer monitor, a 32-inch 4K UHD display with Paper Color Sync technology for screen-to-photo color matching. Featuring exclusive AQCOLOR technology for industry standard color performance with expertly calibrated screen uniformity and color consistency, SW321C provides photographers with the ultimate platform for accurate photo editing and reliable reproduction to printed photo output.

“Photographers and videographers rely on visual expression through evocative photography,” said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “SW321C provides the expert color performance they require with powerful color management tools, providing paper-matched screen quality to closely simulate printed photography.”

Improving upon today’s professional-color monitors, SW321C employs special panel techniques to further reduce reflection and glare, resulting in a paperlike screen effect that works together with Paper Color Sync function to ensure photographs look almost the same on screen as well as on paper.

As the flagship display for professional photo retouching, SW321C with AQCOLOR technology provides 99% coverage of Adobe RGB, 95% of DCI-P3 / Display P3 and 100% of sRGB color spaces. SW321C’s 10-bit color depth and 16-bit 3D lookup table produce pristine colors with Delta E≤2 accuracy, combined with BenQ’s uniformity compensation technology for precision across the entire screen. Producing everyday color consistency with onboard hardware color calibration, each SW321C comes with an individualized factory color calibration report and certifications from CalMAN and Pantone.

Supporting photographers and DSLR enthusiasts who work increasingly with video media in addition to photography, SW321C natively supports uncompressed 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 chroma 10-bit video formats as well as HDR10 and HLG capability for vibrant and lifelike video quality.


SW321C’s GamutDuo function also enables simultaneous side-by-side viewing of the same image in two different color spaces, such as Adobe RGB and sRGB. And its black and white mode is designed for previewing film effects before adjusting pictures. All of these color modes can be instantly switched via BenQ’s Hotkey Puck G2 to enhance efficiency.

Operating from a single USB-C cable for video, audio, data, and power, SW321C is equipped with a height-adjustable stand and a detachable professional shading hood.


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Full Specifications
Screen Size 32
Panel Type IPS
Backlight Technology LED backlight
Resolution (max.) 3840 x 2160
Brightness 250
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 Colours 1.07 billion colours
Colour Gamut 99% AdobeRGB, 95% P3, 100% sRGB
Display Area(mm) 708.48 x 398.52
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.1845
PPI 137
DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.) 20M:1
Colour Bit 10bits
Headphone Jack Yes
Target market Photographers
Product Colour Grey
Colour Mode Adobe RGB / sRGB / Rec.709 / DCI-P3 / Display P3 / M-book / B+W / HDR / Calibration 1 / Calibration 2 / Calibration 3 / Custom / Paper Colour Sync / DICOM
Display Mode Full, Aspect Ratio,  1:1
Colour Temperature 5000°K / 6500°K/ 9300°K /  Custom / User Defined
Gamma 1.6 – 2.6, sRGB
K Locker Yes
OSD Language 18 Languages (English / French / German / Italian / Spanish /  Polish / Czech / Hungarian /  Romanian / Dutch / Russian / Swedish / Protuguese / Japanese / Chinese / S-Chinese / Arabic/ Korean)
HDCP 2.2
VESA Wall Mount 100x100mm
Display Screen Coating Anti-Glare / Anti-Reflection
Professional features
3D-LUT 16bits
Delta E <= 2 ( avg)
Uniformity Technology Yes
Hardware Calibration Yes
Video Format Support Yes
Gamut Duo Yes
Black & White mode Yes
Black Level Yes
Hotkey Puck G2 Yes
Factory Calibration Report Yes
HDMI HDMI (v2.0) x 2
DisplayPort DisplayPort (v1.4)
USB 3.1 Hub USB Downstream x 2
USB 3.1 Hub USB Upstream x 1
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 (on mode.) 170W
Power Consumption (based on Energy Star) 52W
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) 453.45 x 759.4 x 257.89
Dimensions(HxWxD mm) (without shading hood) Landscape: 502.25-652.25 x 747.2 x 223.61
Pivot: 798.6 x 448.15 x 223.61
Dimensions (HxWxD mm) (w/o Base) 448.15 x 747.2 x 77.82
Dimensions (HxWxD mm) Landscape: 513.65-663.65 x 759.4 x 340.53
Pivot: 811.5 x 460.35 x 340.53
Net Weight (kg) (without shading hood) 11.8
Net Weight (kg) (without stand) Landscape: 9.1
Pivot: 9.4
Net Weight (kg) Landscape: 13.2
Pivot: 13.5
Gross Weight (kg) 25.6
Tilt (down/up) -5˚/- 20˚
Swivel (left/right) 45/45
Pivot 90˚
Height Adjustment (mm) 150mm
Palette Master Element Yes
Calibrators supported X-Rite il Display Pro / il Pro /il Pro 2 /il Studio/ ColourMunki Photo, Datacolour Spyder 4/ Spyder 5/ Spyder X
* Note. MacOS 10.15 update:
(a) Spyder 4 / il Display 2 not supported by macOS 10.15
(b) Spyder 5 will be supported macOS 10.15 in future PME software update
Video Signal Data
Hor. Frequency (kHz) 27~140 kHz
Ver. Frequency (Hz) 24~76 Hz
Video Bandwidth (MHz) 600 MHz
Included Accessories
Other Accessories Shading hood, CD, QSG, Factory Calibration Report ,Hotkey Puck G2
Power Cable Yes(1.8m)
Signal Cables USB type-C cable(1m)
mDP to DP cable (1.8m)
HDMI 2.0 cable (1.8m)
USB 3.1 cable (Gen 1)(1.8m)
MTBF(hr, exclude backlight) 60000
Operating Temperature 0˚C – 40˚C
Operating Humidity (non-condensing) 10% – 90%
Backlight Life (hr) Typical 30000
Mac Compatible Yes
Windows Compatible Windows10, Windows8.1, Windows8, Windows7
Verified by CalMAN Yes
Pantone Validated Yes

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