Ultimate Control.

Color Accuracy.

Spyder5ELITE monitor calibration will achieve the highest level of control to ensure the most accurate and true monitor color.

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Expert Color Accuracy

Expert color calibration for laptops, desktops and projectors with room light monitoring and unlimited settings for gamma, white point and advanced gray balancing, for ultimate control of your color workflow.

True colors – on screen and in print

Break free from the frustration of your prints not matching your screen. Spyder5ELITE determines optimal monitor brightness so you can see the fine shadow details and highlights in your photos, ensuring your edited images match your prints.

Room Light Monitoring

Spyder5ELITE has an integrated room light sensor that continually measures your unique lighting conditions and alerts you if there’s been a change among five ambient light levels. You can then choose to either modify your calibration settings or adjust your room lighting, to assure optimal color accuracy, both on screen and in print.

Easy to Use

Spyder5ELITE’s calibration process is fast and easy. A step-by-step wizard with additional advanced options, guides you through the calibration process, then through evaluating your image. Evaluate your monitor’s color accuracy monthly using CheckCAL and then if needed, run ReCAL to recalibrate in minutes. In terms of calibration tools, it doesn’t get any easier.

Tomorrow’s Technology

Next generation Spyder technology comes with a colorimeter that is compact, portable and protected. We’ve redesigned Spyder’s patented 7-detector optical engine to deliver up to a 55% improvement in low luminance accuracy, resulting in more accurate shadow detail and smoother gradients.

Personalized “Before and After” with SpyderProof

See the nuances that matter most with a “Before and After” evaluation of your calibration results in full screen mode using your own photograph, or with a professional Datacolor composite image. The choice is yours. Designed for the way photographers work, SpyderProof gives you confidence that your displays achieve precise color accuracy.

Advanced Control for Matching Multiple Displays

SpyderMatch and SpyderTune are two advanced features that allow you to fine-tune all of your studio monitors by matching Brightness, White Point, and Gamma. These controls give you the ultimate flexibility to make each of your monitors look identical.

Expert Control

With features like fine-tune gray calibration and unlimited choices for gamma, white point, and luminance, Spyder5ELITE gives you the ultimate control in color calibration resulting in a perfectly calibrated monitor. Whether you use the simple step-by-step wizard or the Expert Console, you can be confident that you are using the best tool available to ensure the colors you see on screen are accurate and your prints match.

Display Analysis

Spyder5ELITE includes a powerful module that lets you fully characterize your monitor, and track its performance over time with reporting. The software allows you to compare gamuts between displays and standard color spaces, analyze and graph luminance and color uniformity, map tone response curves, and measure and graph display accuracy against SpyderCHECKR color targets. These tools give you an easy way to monitor and compare the overall health and performance of your laptop and desktop monitors over time.

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What People Are Saying About Spyder5

Does a chef blindly grab and toss spices into a meal? When retouching without a properly calibrated monitor, you are attempting to perfect your images blind. The Spyder5ELITE is essential to my workflow. It ensures that the thousands of hours I spend in Photoshop are not wasted due to my...


The first thing I noticed about the new Spyder5 was its very clever hardware design. The counterweight used to balance the device on a monitor now doubles as a snap-on cap – making it easy to pack the Spyder up for travel. As usual, the software was easy to install, activate, and run. For those...


What a delight it is to use and calibrate all of my displays with the new Spyder5! It took me just minutes to calibrate three monitors.

This newly designed calibration tool has such a small foot print for the self-enclosed color sensor. It takes up very little space which makes it very easy...


Designed forHobbyist photographers seeking a simple monitor color calibration solutionSerious photographers and designers seeking a full-featured and advanced color accuracy solutionProfessional photographers, studios, and calibration perfectionists seeking ultimate control of their color workflowProfessional photographers, studios, and calibration perfectionists seeking ultimate control of their entire color workflow from image capture to print
Spyder5 Colorimeter
Spyder5 Colorimeter
Spyder5 Colorimeter
Spyder5 Colorimeter, SpyderPRINT SpectroColorimeter, SpyderCUBE
4 Step Process, Interactive Help
Wizard, Interactive help, Advanced FeaturesWizard, Interactive Help, Expert Console, Suite of Expert Features Wizard, Interactive Help, Expert Console, Suite of Expert Features, Printer Profiling – Ink & Paper
Calibration Settings
Fixed (2)
16 Choices
Unlimited choices, User-Defined, and Rec.709 & 2020 for VideographyUnlimited Display & RGB Printer choices, User-Defined, and Rec.709 & 2020 for Videography
Multiple Monitor Support
Laptops, Desktop Monitors
Laptops, Desktop Monitors
Laptops, Desktop Monitors, Front Projectors, Studio Match Assistant Laptops, Desktop Monitors, Front Projectors, Studio Match Assistant
Before & After Calibration Evaluation
Standard Datacolor Image
Standard Datacolor Image, Imported User ImagesStandard Datacolor Image, Imported User Images (Full Screen Mode)Standard Datacolor Image, Imported User Images (Full Screen Mode), Advanced Printer Soft Proofing
Room Light Monitoring
3 Ambient Light Settings
5 Ambient Light Settings
5 Ambient Light Settings
Fast Recalibration Option
Analysis Features
Advanced including Screen Uniformity
Advanced Monitor Analysis including Screen Uniformity, Advanced Printer Analysis & Control, RAW Calibration Tool for Accurate Colors
ProfilesRGB MonitorRGB MonitorRGB MonitorRGB Monitor & RGB Printer
Print Targets
225, 729 patch targets with optional 238 extended grays for enhanced B&W printing
Gamma Choices
1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4
Color Temperature Choices
5000K, 5800K, 6500K, native
Custom Targets
Spyder5 ColorimeterNTSC, PAL/SECAM, ITU-R Rec.BT.709, ITU-R Rec.BT.2020, Cineon, L-Star*
ICC Profile Support
ICC 2, ICC 4
ICC 2, ICC 4
Multiple Display Calibration
On-Screen Interactive Help
Front Projector Calibration
Room Light Measurement
Re-calibration Wizard
2.5 min
2.5 min
Expert Console
Custom B/W Luminance Control
Display History Utility
SpyderProof - Before & After Calibration Evaluation
Imported User ImageImported User Image + Full Screen
Gamma Curve Editing
Continuous Profile & Calibration Check
L-Star Workflow Option
Curves Import Function
Improved Gray Balance
Web Activation & Automatic Update Checks
Color Sensor
7 Filter/Detector
7 Filter/Detector
7 Filter/Detector
Aperture Size
27 mm
27 mm
27 mm
Encapsulated Optical Module
Integrated Tripod Mount
Sensor Lens cap
Initial Calibration Time
5 min
5 min
5 min
Recalibration Time
2.5 min
2.5 min
Mounting Methods
Lens cap Counterweight
Lens cap Counterweight
Lens cap Counterweight or Integrated Tripod Mount
Physical Dimensions2.73 in.(L) x 2.93 in.(W) x 1.71 in.(H)2.73 in.(L) x 2.93 in.(W) x 1.71 in.(H)2.73 in.(L) x 2.93 in.(W) x 1.71 in.(H)
Computer Connection
Hardware Warranty1 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)

Introducing Spyder5

Monitors aren’t color calibrated out-of-box and their colors shift over time. In order to see your images just as you intended, your monitor needs to be calibrated. In less than five minutes, Spyder5ELITE calibrates your monitor to ensure color accuracy and consistency. Not only will photo editing be easier, you will spend less time in the “print-edit-print” cycle and waste less ink and paper.

Spyder5ELITE Demonstration

This demonstration video will guide you through the initial calibration process. In less than five minutes, Spyder5ELITE calibrates your monitor to an industry color reference standard to ensure color accuracy and consistency. The software will walk you through the calibration process and create a custom display profile, which your operating system and color managed applications will use to correct your displayed colors.

  • Spyder5 Colorimeter
  • Welcome Card with software download link and warranty registration
  • Software Serial Number
  • Eco-friendly reusable storage box
  • Windows 7 32/64, Windows 8.0, 8.1 32/64, Windows 10 32/64
  • Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12
  • Monitor resolution 1280×768 or greater, 16-bit video card (24 bit recommended), 1GB of available RAM, 500 MB of available hard disk
  • Internet connection for software download
  • USB port