The EIZO ColorEdge CE210W LCD display also features a full set of on-board manual
controls to adjust color in six separate dimensions, as well as 3-Mode contrast
fine-tuning. The display also includes a patented brightness stabilization function,
essential for consistent color reproduction, that involves a drift correction
sensor that rapidly brings the display brightness to the optimum targeted level
of function after start up or power saving shut-down recovery. The height and
screen angle adjustment of the EIZO CE210W is supported by a specially-designed
ArcSwing stand that offers a wide range of adjustments.
The EIZO ColorEdge CE210W LCD display provides the best support
I have experienced using scanner drivers to preview and pre-adjust
the values in a scan prior to making the final scan. The finished
scan files require little if any further editing adjustment to reproduce
Setting Up And Using The Display
Setting up and adjusting the EIZO CE210W LCD display for digital photography
was both the easiest and most rewarding experience I have had with an LCD display
in almost three years of evaluating many different makes and models. However,
I did take a detour from the setup method that is easiest by first treating
the display like a typical consumer model and manually adjusting its performance,
and then calibrating and profiling it conventionally with third-party software.
This yielded a disappointing level of performance. In addition, I found two
minor weaknesses in the product via this initial detour setup: that the manual
control buttons on the front of the display are hyper-sensitive and difficult
to use, and that although the height/screen angle adjustment affords a wide
range of adjustment, making changes to the angle and height is rather awkward.
Fortunately for most users adjusting height and screen angle is not an everyday
thing, and if the EIZO ColorNavigator CE software is used, which I strongly
recommend, with the display connected to the host computer by means of a USB
cable, adjusting, calibrating, and profiling is simple and direct, easily accomplished
to a very fine degree in just a few minutes. In fact, using the EIZO software
and a supported sensor to measure and calibrate, besides being simple and efficient,
produces the most effective management of color performance I have experienced
and supports a very high level of on-screen photo image reproduction quality.
In addition, with the EIZO calibrated and profiled directly through its own
hardware you get a superior level of performance control and eliminate the burden
of color management functioning from the computer system's video card,
so superior performance should be expected even with systems that do not have
special high-performance professional graphic video cards.
Photo image-editing adjustment is efficiently and precisely supported
by the EIZO ColorEdge CE210W LCD display and its wide HD format,
providing room to display both a full and generous reproduction
of the photo image and ample room for application control dialog
Once I had made my adjustments to brightness, gamma, and color temperature
using EIZO's ColorNavigator CE software and completed the process calibrating
and generating a display profile, the resulting display image performance encouraged
me to embark on a large volume of digital darkroom work. After a short initial
period of visual adaptation to the brighter, more intense color and contrast
of the EIZO CE210W display, I was able to produce adjusted and edited files
from scans and raw digital camera files, edited and refined in Photoshop, that
produced prints that matched my on-screen images. After making finished files
from a wide diversity of film scans and digital camera files, and also retouching
numerous portraits as well as doing some creative Photoshop editing, I found
I could work as effectively to produce predictable output using the EIZO CE210W
display as I could expect with the CRTs I have depended on for the last few
However, the settings I plugged in to adjust the EIZO display when using the
ColorNavigator CE application were near identical to what I had been using with
my CRTs, save for a slightly lower native black point with the LCD and the selection
of a brightness white point of 100 cd/m2, 10 points brighter than my CRT setting.
This was with my digital darkroom ambient illumination level the same as I was
used to working with CRT displays. So, I doubled the room brightness and then
reset the display brightness to 120 cd/m2 and calibrated and profiled the display
for these new settings. After doing just a modest number of new film scans and
editing them to finished status ready for output, I made a set of prints. I
was very encouraged by the print results, being just as close a print match
to the screen image as when the display brightness was 20 points lower. It was
good to know that one could take advantage of the higher brightness potential
of an LCD and also obtain effective color managed print matching and enjoy working
in a brighter, more comfortable room illumination environment.
The EIZO ColorEdge CE210W LCD display and its precise control and
accurate calibration and profile performance provides exceptional
color management performance and reproduces highly predictable print
output matched to the image displayed on screen.
Evaluation And Recommendation
Although the price of the EIZO ColorEdge CE210W is considerably more affordable
than previous ColorEdge CG series models relative to display size, at an MSRP
of $1199, it is about 25 percent higher than the same size current consumer
LCD display model. Regardless, that is a small price premium for the fine level
of color accuracy and color management performance this new EIZO delivers. Regardless
of the task, whether adjusting a scan preview, or adjusting values in a raw
digital camera application, or tweaking an image in Photoshop and doing fine
portrait retouching, the EIZO is more effective than the best CRTs we have had
in the past. It is both accurate and consistent, a no compromise solution for
doing digital photography. It is well worth the price for anyone who wants reliable,
consistent optimum on-screen performance.
For more information visit the EIZO website at: www.eizo.com
and select Graphics Monitors. You may also contact EIZO Nanao Technologies Inc.
at 5710 Warland Dr., Cypress, CA 90630; (562) 431-5011.
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