Color Accuracy.

Spyder5EXPRESS monitor calibration will quickly color correct all of your computer monitors.

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True Color in a Flash

Spyder5EXPRESS calibrates all your laptop and desktop monitors to an industry color reference standard so you see accurate colors. Your image editing will be easier and faster, you’ll spend less time in the “print-edit-print” cycle, and you’ll waste less ink and paper.

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.

Fast & Easy

Spyder5EXPRESS software is extremely easy to use, with a simple step-by-step wizard that guides you through the initial 5 minute calibration process, for all of your desktop and laptop monitors. Then perform a fast monthly recalibration in half the time to keep colors consistent.

See Your “Before and After” Calibration Results with SpyderProof

Seeing a photo in “Before and After” mode allows you to see your calibration results. The Datacolor standard composite photos highlight changes in color, skin tones, shadow and highlight details, giving you confidence that your monitors achieve precise color accuracy.

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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 Spyder5 is essential to my workflow. It ensures that the thousands of hours I spend in Photoshop are not wasted due to my monitor...


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 workflow
Price (MSRP)
Spyder5 Colorimeter
Spyder5 Colorimeter
Spyder5 Colorimeter
4 Step Process, Interactive Help
Wizard, Interactive help, Advanced FeaturesWizard, Interactive Help, Expert Console, Suite of Expert Features
Calibration Settings
Fixed (2)
16 Choices
Unlimited choices, user-defined, and Rec.709 for videography
Multiple Monitor Support
Laptops, Desktop Monitors
Laptops, Desktop Monitors
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)
Room Light Monitoring
3 Ambient Light Settings
5 Ambient Light Settings
Fast Recalibration Option
Display Analysis
Advanced including Screen Uniformity
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, Spyder5EXPRESS 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.

Spyder5EXPRESS Demonstration

This demonstration video will guide you through the initial calibration process. In less than five minutes, Spyder5EXPRESS 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
  • 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