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Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System

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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
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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 recommended 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 Manufacturer Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty for Countries of the EU
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    DatacolorSpyder4PRO Display Calibration System
     
    4.5

    (based on 417 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (257)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (126)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (160)
    • Reliable (82)
    • Great picture quality (49)
    • Easy to use (41)
    • Reduces eye strain (23)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up (12)
    • Lacks adjustability (5)
    • Unreliable performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (28)
    • Photo editing (21)
    • Relaxing eyes (11)
    • Monitor calibration (9)
    • At home (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (166), Business user (28), Photographer (28), Graphics enthusiast (26), Adult (21)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (188), Business (155)
      • 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.

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    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...

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    5.0

    Happy professional photographer!

    By Kate

    from Sarasota, FL

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction

      Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

      Easy to install, easy to use, and very pleased with the outcome!!

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Powerful and simple

      By Brute Squad

      from Dayton, OH

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For True Color

        Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

        I use this to calibrate my monitors for true color in video editing. It is a breeze to use and gets my monitors to match. It also has my color accuracy right on.
        It makes my mediocre monitors a LOT better and more useful!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Easy to use

        By Marco

        from Morristown, NJ

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Monitor Calibration

          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

          Very easy to use!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Works great!!!

          By Nate

          from North Idaho

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

              I was extremely impressed with this product. I had never used a calibrator for my screens before. But you will never catch me with out one! Huge difference in printed color correctness.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              My third Spyder

              By Chris

              from McAlester, OK

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photo Editing

                Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                My new Spyder was needed because I got a new computer. I use Spyder to calibrate my Vizio monitor for use with photo editing.

                What I like about the product is the helpful hints during the calibration process. Also, this new version includes a quality analyzer feature that provides a lot of interesting information. At some point, I may know what to do with that information.

                What I don't like is that Spyder thinks I should be using my monitor in a dark cave. Since this is not how I work, I have a problem with making my monitor as bright as Spyder thinks it should be.

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                • Personal

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                4.0

                Great device but flawed software

                By Neal

                from Hacienda Heights, CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                      The device calibrated my two monitors perfectly. The color was great and relatively accurate comparing with the print out photos from Canon MG7520. The only headache is the software. I have two monitors connected to a same tower, and the SpiderUtility could never load the calibrated profiles automatically whenever I have both monitor turned on. It worked just fine with one monitor. So I have to manually load the calibrated profile for each monitor and however the SpiderUtility was responding pretty slow. Need improvement on the software side.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Works as Expected

                      By CJC2

                      from Hellertown PA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                          This was easy to set up and to use. I used it on my monitor for my PC and the Retina screen on my MacBook Pro. It improved both

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          What a difference!

                          By Steve12164

                          from Falmouth MA

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Ensures Accurate Monitor

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Calibration

                            Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                            Very easy to set up, the software walks you through the calibration process. Then the program sets your new profile for you. No searching through files to find profiles, it's all done for you! Super easy and very accurate. A must have for photographers!

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Easy to set up and use.

                            By ebogolf

                            from sun city

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy Instructions
                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                            • Zero

                            Best Uses

                            • Does It's Job

                            Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                            Used it to calibrate/check new Apple iMac 27". Set up was very easy and straight forward. Instructions walk you through the steps. Monitor as it turns out was very slightly out of calibration. Would recommend this product to anyone that wants to calibrate their monitor/monitors.

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                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Finally My Colors Display Correctly

                            By House

                            from NewYork

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                My screen always had a horrible green color cast in the shadows. I always thought it was my editing but when viewed on other devices or monitors i wouldn't see it. I said I would get a color monitor for the longest to see if it fixes the problem, but never did venture out to get one. I finally pick up the Spyder4pro and now skin tones on images I edit look amazing no more green color cast in the shadows. The software is super simple to setup, manage and use. I would definitely recommend this product. Even if you don't plan on doing much printing much like myself. I have probably over or under processed or exposed images trying to fix the green color cast which really never existed but only due to my uncorrected monitor.

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                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                fast and accurate!

                                By Bob

                                from Corunna, MI

                                Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                The data color Spyder pro is fast acurate and easy to use. Everyone who uses Lightroom or Photoshop should calibrate their monitor.

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                                4.0

                                Does what it says

                                By Landscape Lovers

                                from Largo, Florida

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Reduces Eye Strain

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                    This is my first calibrator, therefore the 4 stars. I feel it does what it is supposed to & agree with other good reviews on this. Price was great & great product for middle of the road option. I did have a major problem with getting software to work, but it was the fault of my internet security & to be honest B&H was more helpful than Data-Color on helping me figure out the problem. After I disabled Kaspersky, ran great!

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    A must for proper photo printing

                                    By John R.

                                    from Spokane, WA

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                        Great product and easy to use. Removes guesswork from the process of getting the printed image to match the monitor image.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Spyder4PRO

                                        By dsw1015

                                        from Hickory NC

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                            Used to calibrate monitor for photo processing. Easy to set up and use. Makes a big difference in managing colors from post to print.

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                                            • Personal

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                                            4.0

                                            Easy to setup and use.

                                            By Photo editor

                                            from Rochester, NY

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                It was pretty easy to set up and use. It did make changes to my screen profiles, although I have nothing to compare the colors to, so I don't know how well it worked. I used it to calibrate two IMac computers and a PC.

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                                                • Business

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                                                5.0

                                                Excellent tool and Services

                                                By DBen

                                                from MD

                                                Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                I hated trying to figure out how to calibrate my monitor. this tool does just that and it was easy. the picture looks soon much better. And B&H shipped the same day with no S&H and I got it the next day.

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                                                5.0

                                                Works Great & Easy to Use

                                                By No Nickname

                                                from Lafayette Hill, PA

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Set Up

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                    I finally ran out of software for my Spyder2 so I got this after I realized that the color on on my prints using Lightroom were way off. Installed and using in no time. First print was right-on gorgeous.

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                                                    • Personal

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                                                    1.0

                                                    Not worth your time!

                                                    By Yaro

                                                    from Tampa Fl

                                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Difficult To Set Up

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                      Calibrated 10 times and 10 times I had profile look different from each other. Eventually I had to turn of ambient light measuring due to the green gray in outcome. Result improved but still throws every calibration isn't the same.

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                                                      • Personal

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Easy to use

                                                      By JT

                                                      from Honolulu, HI

                                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                          This was my first calibration system for my iMac and easy to follow to calibrate my monitor.

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                                                          • Personal

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                                                          4.0

                                                          As advertised

                                                          By E

                                                          from Puerto Rico

                                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Color Correct

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Desktop Monitor Not Easy

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Photos And Videos Correct

                                                          Comments about Datacolor Spyder4PRO Display Calibration System:

                                                          I have a desktop and a laptop and now the photos look the same on both monitors. I had a few problems with the desktop calibration since I had to do it (manually) a couple of times before understanding the procedure.

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