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Colorimeters 2019 buying guide to calibrate your monitor


Buying guide 2019 of colorimeters !
Updated on February 11, 2018


Here are all my 6 full reviews (soon 8) of colorimeters (Monitor calibration) of the market and some discontinued models as well as my selection by price category!

Find all my advice to properly calibrate your screen:

1 - Why ta calibrate your monitor or screen ?

2 - How to calibrate your monitor or screen: with or without colorimeter ?


Colorimeters to start well | From £99

In 2019, you will find two colorimeters to start calibrating your monitor at affordable prices - Budget from £99.00


ColorMunki Smile review | £125

This beginner's probe is based on the old gelatin probe of the Eye One Display II, which is not very reliable over time.
Read my review


Spyder5Express review | £100

My selection for those who want to control their budget and discover a calibration of their quality screen.
Read my full review





Mid-range colorimeters | From £120

In 2019, you will find two mid-rang colorimeters for enthusiasts or professionals that will allow you to perform a very high quality calibration, very accurate, but without the quality ratios that allow the higher range colorimeters - Budget : under £150


ColorMunki Display review | £144

Surely the best quality/price ratio with its competitor. I just have a slight preference for the software.
Read mu full review


Spyder5Pro review | £119

In this price range, we have a choice! The Spyder5 sensor has really become excellent.
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SpyderX Pro review | £159

My new favorite colorimeter in this price category and the best value for money.
Read my full review ... Soon




The best colorimeters | From £180

In 2018, you will find two top-of-the-range colorimeters for enthusiasts or professionals who not only want to perfectly calibrate their display but also want to know more about it with a detailed final report (calibration quality, panel homogeneity, etc...) - Budget : Under £200


i1Display Pro review | £178

Surely the best colorimeter on the market, or at least my favorite, especially for its i1Profiler software.
Read my full review


Spyder5Elite review| £178

If the colorimeter is at the same level as its competitor (although slightly redder), the software can make a difference.
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SpyderX Elite review| £246

Even more accurate, much faster, the new SpyderX is now a true competitor to the i1 Display Pro.
Read my full review... Soon

Through its 6 colorimeter reviews (or screen calibration sensor), I will share with you all my tips to help you choose yours!

By budget :

- From £100 to £125
- From £120 to £150
- From £180 to £180

By models...

- ColorMunki Smile / £115
- Spyder5Express / £100
- ColorMunki Display / £150
- Spyder5Pro / £120
- SpyderX Pro / £170 - New in 2019
- i1Display Pro / £180
- Spyder5Elite / £200
- SpyderX Elite / £250 - New in 2019

- 2019 monitors buying guide !
- My 21 full monitor review


Calibrate your monitor with the
best colorimeter: i1 Display Pro !

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Calibrate your photo printer with the best quality/price ratio: i1 Studio !

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