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Eizo Announces 4K UHD Monitor For Photography, Print, Video Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

17 March 2015

Eizo has announced its ColorEdge CG248-4K, a 23.8-inch monitor with an ultra-high-definition 4K (3840x2160) native resolution and 185 pixels per inch. That represents the highest pixel density yet in a ColorEdge monitor, making the CG248 particularly suitable for high resolution work.

The CG248 includes a bult-in sensor for self-calibration using one of two dedication applications: ColorNavigator 6, which comes bundled with the monitor, and ColorNavigator NX. Both let you set target values for brightness, gamma and white point and generate an ICC profile.

The ColorEdge CG248-4K uses an LED-backlit IPS LCD panel with a wide color gamut that covers 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. In addition, the high contrast ratio of 1000:1 produces true blacks. The company said the CG248 requires just three minutes warm-up to stabilize its brightness, chromaticity and tone characteristics.

A button on the front of the screen enables a zoom function to quickly check focus and other image details. You select the position of the crop (lower left, upper right, center, etc.) from a menu and that quarter of the screen real estate zooms to fill the screen.

Eizo said the CG248 would ship in April but did not indicate a price. For more information see the news release below.

Eizo Announces 4K UHD Monitor for Photography, Print and Video

HAKUSAN, Japan -- Eizo Corp. has announced the release of the ColorEdge CG248-4K, a 23.8-inch monitor with a UHD (ultra-high-definition) 4K (3840x2160) native resolution for creative professionals who work with high-resolution content such as photography, print and video.

The ColorEdge CG248-4K features the highest pixel density yet in the ColorEdge lineup at an astonishing 185 pixels per inch, making high-resolution image display smoother than ever. This allows professionals to display the high level of detail captured in 4K photographs with exceptional clarity. Alphanumeric characters and contours are also distinguished with excellent sharpness for the printing workflow.

The ColorEdge CG248-4K comes with a built-in sensor to enable self-calibration for hassle-free monitor maintenance. Eizo offers two dedicated calibration software programs, ColorNavigator 6 and ColorNavigator NX, that let users set target values for brightness, gamma and white point and generate an ICC profile. ColorNavigator 6 comes bundled with the monitor and is for individual users that require additional functionality such as manually adjusting the properties of a calibrated monitor.

For color management of the ColorEdge CG248-4K and other select ColorEdge monitors on a network, Eizo also offers ColorNavigator Network, a secure, cloud-based web hosting solution for administrators to perform quality control tasks on client ColorEdge monitors with ColorNavigator NX installed. ColorNavigator NX is available as a free download from and is for organizations the want to centralize quality control of their monitors.

The ColorEdge CG248-4K uses an LED-backlit IPS (in-plane switching) LCD panel with a wide color gamut that covers 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. It also covers 100 percent of the Rec. 709, EBU and SMPTE-C standards, as well as 77 percent of Rec. 2020 and 93 percent of the DCI used in post production to ensure faithful color reproduction for a multitude of creative industries.

A typical monitor takes 30 minutes or more for its brightness, chromaticity and tone characteristics to stabilize but the ColorEdge CG248-4K takes only three minutes, so professionals can count on reliable color soon after turning the monitor on.

Accessible using the monitor's front keys, a 4K zoom function enlarges specific areas of the screen enabling photographers to quickly check details and focus accuracy in images.

The ColorEdge CG248-4K comes with a sleek new cabinet design that blends well with a working environment. It is as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing with LED backlit buttons for dimly-lit studios, a carrying handle and cable holder on the back and three USB 3.0 downstream ports on the side. It also has an ergonomic stand with 150mm height adjustment, 40 degree tilt (-5 to 35 degrees) and 344 degree swivel as well as portrait mode capability.

For brightness and color uniformity, Eizo uses its own Digital Uniformity Equalizer technology. DUE ensures a Delta-E difference of three or less across the screen. It also counterbalances the influences that a fluctuating ambient temperature may have on color temperature and brightness.

Additional Features

  • Factory-calibrated to ensure color uniformity between all units
  • 3D LUT (look-up-table) that adjusts color individually on an RGB cubic table
  • Two DisplayPort (ver. 1.2) and two HDMI connectors
  • 10-bit display (more than one billion colors simultaneously) from a 16-bit look-up table
  • Shading hood included to minimize ambient light reflecting off the screen
  • Five-year manufacturer's limited warranty including the LCD panel and a brightness and color warranty of up to 10,000 hours

Product Information

ColorEdge CG248-4K


The ColorEdge CG248-4K will begin shipping in April. Date of availability will vary by country. ColorNavigator Network is currently available. Please contact the Eizo subsidiary or distributor in your country for details about both products.

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