New Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K Monitor Promises Self-Calibration, Pixels Galore

December 4, 2014

By Greg Scoblete

It’s one thing to pack pixels into a display, quite another to keep that display correctly calibrated. Eizo’s new high-end 4K monitor does both, delivering a native display resolution of 4096×2160 with a built-in sensor that swings down from the top bezel and works in tandem with included ColorNavigator 6 software to keep the monitor color accurate.

The 10-bit ColorEdge CG318-4K monitor can reproduce 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color space for cinema editors and offers a DCI-compliant contrast ratio of 1500:1. For still photographers and graphic designers, the monitor covers 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. It’s calibrated before it leaves the factory and offers seven preset modes (DCI, EBU, Adobe RGB, etc.) to let you quickly jump into your required color space.

The monitor uses in-plane switching technology to deliver a viewing angle of 178 degrees. The cabinet can be swiveled and features a cable holder and carrying handle in the event you want to pack it up and move elsewhere.

There are three USB 3.0 ports plus two DisplayPorts and two HDMI inputs. The DisplayPorts support displaying native 4K at 60 Hz while the HDMI ports can display 4K at 30 Hz. It ships with a shading hood to deflect ambient light.

Eizo will ship the new ColorEdge in April but hasn’t announced pricing.