The Eizo CG319X offers cream of the crop specs which makes it a perfect tool for editing HDR content such as videos and photographs. This model’s optimized gamma curves, extra comprehensive gamut volumes, and its uncommon yet upscale resolution set it apart from all the other professional monitors we have checked out. If you want to step up your content creation and photo/video editing with the wonders of HDR, the Eizo CG319X could be the perfect tool.
EIZO CG319X Specifications
- Screen Size: 32 Inches
- Resolution: 4096 x 2160 4K UHD
- Aspect Ratio: 17:9
- Panel Technology: In-Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 9ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1500:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 350 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: No
- Stand: Height – Yes (6.1 Inches)
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-5°/+35°)
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes 100 x 100
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 2,, HDMI 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 4, 3.5mm Jack
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 29.7” x 23.53” x 15.1″
- Weight: 29.3lbs
Design and Features
The EIZO CG319X follows the saying “form follows function” to heart by dropping luxurious beautifications and accents in favor of a robust look. This design signifies that the monitor is built to last despite rigorous use in studios and offices considering its hefty cost. The chassis is dominantly dressed in matte black, with bezels which are thicker than most of us would like.
This product also comes with a calibration hood like the BenQ SW271 that blocks glare and its detrimental effects on the color fidelity. This part adds a total of 2lbs to the hefty EIZO CG319X, bringing its total to around 29lbs which is typical for a display that requires specialized internal hardware.
One of the EIZO CG319X’s special features is its built-in sensor which adjusts brightness automatically so your work and its color accuracy remain untainted. This function is almost similar to BenQ’s Brightness Intelligence Plus feature, which helps in keeping the overall balance of the image despite some changes in ambient lighting. This gadget helps with productivity by eliminating the need for third-party calibration devices which require a bit of effort to run.
The massive EIZO CG319X gets its upright support from a fully ergonomic stand with a circular base. The design is fairly simple, but users get to utilize 6 inches of height travel, 40 degrees of tilt, and 344 degrees of swivel.
Despite its specialized feature set, the EIZO CG319X will still utilize standard connectors for its operation. Users get to choose between dual DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 slots which are all HDCP compliant. There are no speakers or audio options on this device, but there are four USB 3.0 receptacles for convenience.
Display and Performance
The EIZO CG319X sports a 31.1 inch IPS panel with a 4092 x 2160 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and 9ms response time. The size and the resolution equates to a 17:9 aspect ratio that makes the monitor look a bit like an ultrawide display. This unique module also carries a 1500:1 maximum contrast ratio and a WLED backlight with a 350cd/m2 maximum brightness.
The EIZO CG319X’s screen also comes with a layer of retardation film that helps tones to retain their depth even when the user views at an angle. This is great news for purists who want the deepest blacks and accurately vibrant hues which most don’t get to see on a typical IPS panel.
The panel used natively supports 10-bit color depth while being able to rely on a 24-bit 3D LUT for hardware calibration. This allows the EIZO CG319X to reproduce 98% of the DCI-P3 standard while also having Rec. 2020 functionality. These comprehensive gamut coverages ensure that this monitor will reproduce the entire CMYK color spaces used in printing.
The Eizo also comes equipped with HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and PQ Curve (Perceptual Quantization) which optimizes the gamma curves. These two features help to refine and optimize images to appear more lifelike with as much accuracy to make the colors appear closer to how our eyes see them. These, along with the comprehensive gamut volume ensures that the EIZO CG319X can always be reliable when it comes to color fidelity in editing HDR media.
Thoughts on the EIZO CG319X
The EIZO CG319X’s release at an era when the demand for HDR content is at all time high is perfectly timed. The monitor’s impressive specs are sure to make even the most meticulous professionals swoon if HDR editing is in their resumes. We are curious how a monitor like this compares to FALD-equipped models like the Dell UP2718Q, which is the most capable HDR monitor currently out in the market.
The biggest prohibitive factor of the EIZO CG319X is its hefty price, which will hover at more or less three grand. But then again, the monitor is at a category where buyers don’t really ask about price tags since the content they process is worth big bucks. If you are interested, the EIZO CG319X will start becoming available around the globe this coming May.
Source: Eizo Global