PhotoReview: Datacolor Spyder5 Elite
Published May, 2015
Datacolor’s Spyder colorimeters have established a reputation as leaders in their field and there are few competitors that can claim to match them in reliability and accessibility. They are also regularly improved with updates and offered in models that suit different requirements, levels of expertise and pocketbooks.
The Spyder5 colorimeter is as effective and easy to use are its predecessor but better designed and packaged to protect the sensors and filters. Beginners will find the Express version easy to use and it will probably meet most of their needs.
Stepping up to the Pro version adds some handy functions (like room light measurement and the ability to use your own images for profile comparisons). Whether it justifies the price hike is something each individual must decide.
Like its predecessor, the Spyder5 Elite will meet the needs of the most demanding photographers who really need the wider range of profile targets for movie editing using the latest display equipment.