Display Calibration

In order to see images the way they were intended, your monitor needs to be calibrated. This is particularly important if you are a digital photographer, videographer, web designer, graphics designer, or creative professional. Nobody wants to spend hours shooting photos or choosing the perfect color palette on a project only to see completely different results on a print or another monitor. Display calibration ensures that what you see is what you get. Our full range of Spyder calibrators offers photographers, videographers and creative professionals, from amateur to pro, a high degree of color accuracy within their digital workflow. Each Spyder offers simple, precise control and saves time, money, and frustration with more accurate viewing and proofing.  


Spyder4express is the entry-level, affordable monitor calibration solution for color calibrating a single display. The Express is designed for people who want to share their image within the digital world only.

Spyder4pro is the advanced monitor calibration solution with the ability to adapt to ambient light changes and calibrate multi-monitor setups. Serious photographers and creative pros require a high degree of color accuracy; from capturing images, to digital editing and printing, Spyder4pro™ delivers. The fourth-generation sensor uses double-shielded filters for longer life and better performance.

Spyder4elite is the advanced monitor calibration solution that allows visual fine tuning of displays and projector calibration for accurate presentations. Spyder4elite is the right choice for professional photographers, videographers and corporate use. The software lets you use the same sensor to calibrate your computer, TV, iPad, iPhone and projector. No other calibrator has this capability.

Spyderhd is Datacolor’s premiere calibration solution for advanced photographers and videographers. The Spyderhd bundle allows you to control color easily and effectively from scene, to camera, to editing, to final output; for consistent, superb color and brilliant contrast. No more trial and error loops; get color right the first time, and every time, which enables you to put more of your time and effort into your creative work.

Datacolor Spyderstudio is the complete color calibration solution for photographers who need the highest level of color control in the studio and flexibility in post-production. Includes: Spyder4elite™, Spyderprint™ and Spydercube™.

Datacolor Spydercapture pro is the ultimate capture bundle to capture and view your images in stunning true color. Includes: Spyder4elite™, Spydercheckr™, Spyderlenscal™ and Spydercube™.

Datacolor Spydergallery for iOS helps photographers manage the color output on their iPad® and iPhone® displays with integrated viewing on Facebook© and Flickr®. The new version 3 includes support for the Android® as well! This free app provides an easy-to-use program to calibrate your device display and assure that colors are consistent throughout the entire workflow process.

Spyder4pro™ to Datacolor Spyder4elite™ Upgrade Already have a Spyder4pro? Experience the ultimate in color calibration by upgrading to the Spyder4elite allowing you to calibrate multiple monitors on one computer or calibrate a projector. You will also benefit from enhanced calibration features for determining the uniformity of color and luminance in your display. The Elite version of our Spyder4 family offers extensive tools to give you greater control of your calibration needs on any display.


Product Comparisons


Gamma Choices
2.2
1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4
Unlimited
Unlimited
Color Temperature Choices
6500K
5000K, 5800K, 6500K, native
Unlimited
Unlimited
Custom Targets
NTSC, PAL/SECAM, Cineon, L-Star*
NTSC, PAL/SECAM, Cineon, L-Star*
ICC Profile Support
ICC 2
ICC 2, ICC 4
ICC 2, ICC 4
ICC 2, ICC 4
Multiple Display Calibration
Front Projector Calibration

Computer Only

Computer and Video
Ambient Light Measurement

Simple

Advanced

Advanced
Re-calibration Wizard
Expert Console
Custom B/W Luminance Control
Display History Utility
SpyderProof Interface
StudioMatch
Gamma Curve Editing
Continuous Profile & Calibration Check
L-Star Workflow Option
Curves Import Function
Iterative Gray Balance
Web Activation & Automatic Update Checks
Brightness Tuning
Paid Upgrade
Paid Upgrade
Contrast Tuning
Paid Upgrade
Paid Upgrade
Color Tuning
Paid Upgrade
Paid Upgrade
Tint Tuning
Paid Upgrade
Paid Upgrade
Whitepoint Preset Tuning
Paid Upgrade
Paid Upgrade
Sharpness Tuning
Paid Upgrade
Paid Upgrade
Scene Lighting Calibration (SpyderCUBE)
Separate Purchase
Separate Purchase
Separate Purchase
Camera Color Calibration (SpyderCHECKR)
Separate Purchase
Separate Purchase
Separate Purchase
Camera White Balance Calibration (SpyderCHECKR)
Separate Purchase
Separate Purchase
Separate Purchase

* L-Star technology is Licensed Property of INTEGRATED COLOR SOLUTIONS, INC., Patent No.: 7,075,552 and No. 6,937,249.
** Spyder4ELITE HD not sold separately
Ambient Light Sensor
Color Sensor
7 Filter/Detector
7 Filter/Detector
7 Filter/Detector
7 Filter/Detector
Aperture Size
27 mm
27 mm
27 mm
27 mm
Initial Calibration Time
5 Minutes
5 Minutes
5 Minutes
5 Minutes
Recalibration Time
2.5 Minutes
2.5 Minutes
2.5 Minutes
Ambient Light Shield
2 inches
2 inches
2 inches
Mounting Methods
Universal Counterweight
Universal Counterweight and Tripod Mount
Universal Counterweight and Tripod Mount
Universal Counterweight and Tripod Mount
Desktop Docking Base w/Tripod Mount
SpyderWEB
Physical Dimensions
1.5 in.(D) x 3.5 in.(W) x 4 in.(L)
1.5 in.(D) x 3.5 in.(W) x 4 in.(L)
1.5 in.(D) x 3.5 in.(W) x 4 in.(L)
1.5 in.(D) x 3.5 in.(W) x 4 in.(L)
Computer Connection
USB
USB
USB
USB
Hardware Warranty
1 Year (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)
1 Year (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)
1 Year (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)
1 Year (for countries of the EU, the period is 2 years)

** Spyder4ELITE HD not sold separately