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Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System

B&H # DAS4P Mfr # S4P100
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Product Highlights
  • For Photographers/Creative Professionals
  • Match Prints to Their Displays
  • Patented 7-Color Sensor
  • Double-Shielded Filters
  • Use With Desktop/Laptop, iPad/iPhone
  • Works With Multiple Display Technologies
  • Adapts to Ambient Light Conditions
  • Mac/PC Compatible

Datacolor's Spyder4PRO is a display color calibration tool well-suited for photographers and creative professionals who need to match prints to their displays. It includes the ability to adapt to ambient light conditions.

The Spyder4PRO features a full-spectrum 7-color sensor that can accurately characterize a variety of wide-gamut and normal displays. Calibrate your monitor, laptop computer, or even an iPad or iPhone. The fourth-generation sensor employs double-shielded filters for longer life and optimal performance.

Please note! A dedicated video card is required for each display.

Automated Color & Brightness Calibration
Simple, clear, automated process makes it straightforward to calibrate your displays to a reference condition. You can view and edit images with confidence on a display calibrated to show true-to-life colors and luminance adjusted for precise shadow/highlight detail
Full-Spectrum Color Sensor
Patented 7-color sensor improves upon colorimeters that use 3-channel RGB sensors. Each Spyder4PRO unit is individually tuned in the factory to accurately handle a variety of wide-gamut and normal gamut displays with ease
Single Sensor Calibrates All Your Displays
Works with your desktop, multiple monitors, television (with paid software upgrade on website), iPad and iPhone; works with LCD, LED, OLED, CRT and other display technologies. You can calibrate up to four monitors on a single video card.
Improved Accuracy & Stability
The fourth generation Spyder4PRO has double-shielded color filters for an even closer match to CIE color standards and improved long-term stability. Average accuracy increased by 26% and consistency between Spyder units has improved 19%
Fast Re-Calibration Assistant
The "ReCAL" feature makes it quick and easy to recalibrate your display to compensate for changes that occur over time
Adapts Display to Surrounding Light
The lighting around you will affect image contrast and appearance. An additional sensor on the Spyder4PRO detects changes to surrounding light and adapts the display luminance accordingly
System Requirements Windows XP 32/64, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64
Mac OS X Panther (10.4), Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), and Mavericks (10.8 and 10.9)
Color monitor with at least 1024 x 768 resolution
24-bit video card
Powered USB port
Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System
  • Datacolor Spyder4PRO Colorimeter
  • Desktop Cradle/Tripod Mount
  • Spyder4PRO Software CD
  • Quick Start Guide (in 10 Languages)
  • Free Support
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
    (Limited 2-Year Warranty for Countries of the EU)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    DatacolorSpyder4PRO Display Calibration System
     
    4.5

    (based on 372 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (230)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (113)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (126)
    • Reliable (82)
    • Great picture quality (49)
    • Easy to use (40)
    • Small footprint (22)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up (8)
    • Lacks adjustability (5)
    • Unreliable performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (27)
    • Photo editing (20)
    • Relaxing eyes (11)
    • Monitor calibration (8)
    • At home (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (129), Business user (28), Photographer (28), Graphics enthusiast (26), Adult (21)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (164), Business (139)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (99), Mac (64)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does the job

    This is my first time using a color calibration tool so I can't give a scientific review or a comparison, but only generalities.

    In terms of ease-of-use of the Spyder4...Read complete review

    This is my first time using a color calibration tool so I can't give a scientific review or a comparison, but only generalities.

    In terms of ease-of-use of the Spyder4 Pro, I'd say there's a slight learning curve when you first do it if you have never used a calibrator before. But it is straight forward. Install software and go through registration process. Then, run software and just read what's on the screen and follow the prompts. Plug the calibrator into the USB, hang from monitor (it has a counterweight to keep it in place). Pretty easy. It takes care of applying the calibration settings to Windows.

    I was surprised how far I had to turn down brightness on my HP ZR24w monitor - down to 7 out of 100 on the brightness setting. The monitor's out of the box color was off too (it is a year old). At the end of the configuration process, the software has some example photos and you can toggle to see what it looks like before and after the calibration. Big difference for me!

    The end result of the calibration is worth it. When I print to my Canon Pro9000 Mark II printer, I am pleasantly surprised as to how closely what I see on the screen matches the print. Prior to calibration, it was a guessing game and a lot of wasted paper.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works Great - but a couple of complaints

    I've had this model a few weeks and it's done a GREAT job of calibrating my monitors and has really enhanced my ability to anticipate just what to expect from my printed output. Read complete review

    I've had this model a few weeks and it's done a GREAT job of calibrating my monitors and has really enhanced my ability to anticipate just what to expect from my printed output.

    This would have given it 5 stars, except for 2 complaints I have with the product. The first is that it ONLY wants to work when plugged directly into an onboard USB port. I have a couple of excellent hubs, but it won't hold a connection with them. Unfortunately, computers don't come with unlimited onboard ports, and I hate to use one up like this. Of course, that's only important if using the ambient light sensor - which I discuss below.

    The ambient light sensor will ONLY work in a very dark room. This function was one of the reasons I'd upgraded from my old Spyder2 (and, of course, functionality with the newer OS - but I had several options from which to choose and I chose this model)

    I know that I'm "supposed to" do all my graphics work in a completely darkened room, and maintain the same ambient lighting conditions all the time, but I live and work in the real world - one in which the light changes, and I do like to see out my windows during the day. At these times, the sensor tells me to go back to "very dark" or re-calibrate the monitor. Even just now - in a completely dark room at night, the ambient sensor is claiming that my room is "moderately low" (it's VERY low). So, essentially, unless you're working in completely controlled conditions, the ambient light sensor is not helpful. The advertising led me to understand that the monitor would be adjusted according to the ambient light - this seems inaccurate. If this continues, at least I'll get my USB port back - but I really wanted this function to work.

    So - 5 stars becomes 3...

    Reviewed by 372 customers

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    5.0

    good, easy to use

    By richi rich

    from los angeles ca

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

        easy to use,

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        display Calibration quick and easy

        By Doug

        from Lubbock, TX

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display To Printer Match

          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

          This product is easy to set up and launch.
          As it turns out, it does and admirable job of matching display to prints on my iMac 5K Retina.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          1.0

          Couldn't get it to work

          By hamachi

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Set Up

            Best Uses

              Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

              Tried to install the software on a Windows 7 64bits that exceeded the installation requirements yet the software failed to detect Spyder4PRO. Un-installed the software, connected the system to the back USB port as suggested, used several different ports - still didn't work. Packed it up and send it back. Definitely won't recommend this product to anyone.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Spyder4PRO excels

              By Gabi

              from San Juan, PR

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                  I have owned a Spyder2Pro for many years and depended on it for maintaining true color renderings on my monitors. The Spyder4PRO continues that tradition of dependability and professional quality I insist on.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Great item

                  By Rose of Louisiana

                  from Louisiana

                  Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                  Easy to use but wish it had better manual. Instructs to set computer to factory setting before starting & no instructions how to do that.

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                  5.0

                  Worked perfectly

                  By Flag X-Pro 1

                  from Flagstaff AZ

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                      I had been just guessing with my monitors for years, now I know. My Spyder 4 Pro measured and cailbrated my monitors with a simple, easy to use process, I waited far too long to get one of these.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      I was really surprised at the difference

                      By G-dog

                      from West Bend, WI

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reduces Eye Strain

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                          I was surprised to learn just how high I had my monitor brightness set. I should have purchased a unit like this a long time ago. Just one issue I found was that the instructions are vague when it comes to using my monitor's brightness and contrast adjustments to maximize image quality.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          4.0

                          Good product

                          By eddieandacamera

                          from sc

                          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                          Easy to use and works well.

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                          5.0

                          A must have

                          By Rose of Louisiana

                          from Louisiana

                          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                          Works as described

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                          5.0

                          Spyder 4pro-A must have!

                          By Matt

                          from Cottage Grove, MN

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                              Very easy to used and seems to be very accurate. Great product!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              Finally I have a calibrated monitor!

                              By James Rico

                              from Kansas City

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Ensures Privacy
                              • Reduces Eye Strain
                              • Reduces Glare

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • High Glare Settings
                                • Privacy
                                • Relaxing Eyes

                                Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                It was really been a long time since I was able to calibrate my monitor. I finally was able to do that with the Spyder 4 pro. I am newbie at doing this so it was nice that the CD walk through was simple.

                                I literally just followed the computer walk through and in 15 minutes I was able to have a nicely calibrated 4k monitor!

                                I could definitely tell a difference and now I can trust at what I am looking at.

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                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Fast N Easy to Use

                                By AJV

                                from Connecticut

                                Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                Inserted the disk and installed the program. Ran the program and followed on screene instructions. Within minutes about 15 the data color adjusted the color. I have used on a Windows XP 64 bit and a Windows 6 64 bit laptop. Extremely satisfied with results on both laptops

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                                5.0

                                Easy to Use

                                By Pookie

                                from Illinois

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                    Comprehensive calibration system. Just plug it in and follow the on screen instructions and it works.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    4.0

                                    wow what a differance

                                    By jp

                                    from NY

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                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                          ProsI didnt realize how bad my monior wasI just wanted to use to got monitor to a standard color that mached each other; to do general color correction on video footage. And it did that.Now i can actuly see if footage is blue or yellow or whatever.Cons wish i could tweek monitor color temp after it makes profile i wish could dial in temp...but i think you can only do that with more expensive version (but not positive)

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                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Did the trick for me

                                          By JP

                                          from Southern California

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                              Finally my screen matched the what the professional printers were putting out. No more surprises.

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                                              • Business

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                                              3.0

                                              Is it worth it?

                                              By realphoto

                                              from New City, NY

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Set Up

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                  While I awaited delivery I manually adjusted my displays (by eye). I also download various display calibration applications to see if I could get closer to wysiwyg. Neither method was perfect. I was hopeful that the spyder would get closer to the goal. Following the directions, I let my displays warm up for 30+ minutes(45 actual) and walked through the calibration process. The results were the same as my manual attempts. I repeated the calibrations 2 more times with the same result (and these results weren't much better than my pre-purchase experimentation). I even tried it on another computer (with a totally different hardware) and got the same type of results. I really wanted this device to work for me but I am returning the item. For the same money I can buy a lot of toner and paper and tweak my printer settings. Perhaps with high end displays the Spyder could precisely fine tune settings beyond what the human eye can detect? All this seemed to do was darken displays to give richer color.

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                                                  • Personal

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Perfection in a funny little shape!

                                                  By Nykon

                                                  from Indianapolis

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                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                      I'm so glad someone recomended this unit to me. I was frustrated attempting to calibrate my monitors using the default calibration method from the operating system. This was incredibly easy to use and with pinpoint accuracy had two of my monitors calibrated perfectly!

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                                                      • Business

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Good Product

                                                      By Silverhawk

                                                      from White Plains, NY

                                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Calibrate Monitor

                                                        Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                        Easy to setup, fast process... a better manual would be useful.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Well worth the money (amazing)

                                                        By Aj.

                                                        from North chesterfield Virginia

                                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                                        • Reduces Eye Strain
                                                        • Reduces Glare

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Relaxing Eyes

                                                          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                          The spyder 4pro.What can I say about this tool that the title does not say. I noticed my print color was way off I had to do something.When the spyder 4pro arrived I calibrated my monitor that evening. Wow what a difference. It is very user friendly and did not take long to complete. I should have gotton this a long time ago. I sent out for some prints and to my surprise I noticed a difference in print quality. My prints came back and was exactly what I was seeing on my monitor. This is extremely important I am now doing some commercial work as a semi pro photographer. I am so satisified with this product that I will now get another as my business expands.I would reccomend this to a friend and anyone else who asked what I use to calibrate my monitors.I am very happy to say no cons to report.

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                                                          • Personal

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                                                          4.0

                                                          Easy to use Display Calibrator

                                                          By Chip F.

                                                          from Raleigh, NC

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                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Set Up

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Improved Color Management

                                                            Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                            I have completed my first calibration and it definitely made a difference. I am reserving the 5th star until I have had a chance to run several photos through a complete camera, computer, print process and can assess the level of color management I am able to attain. The Spyder4Pro is easy to use and walks you through the process step by step.

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